'Britannia' Season 2 Preview: The prophecy is in jeopardy as Cait and Divis race against time to save their land
After finding a new home in Epix, historical fantasy drama series 'Britannia' is returning for a Season 2. Following the success of the first season, the wait for new episodes was long and excruciating. But the genre-bending, psychedelic tale is finally here.
Offering an engaging story about clashing faiths, families torn apart, mystic men and powerful women 'Britannia' is a show about the Roman Army's attempts to crush the Celtic heart and foundation of Britannia. Written by Jez, Tom and John-Henry Butterworth, 'Britannia' tells the story of power and prestige via humor, heart and violence.
Set in 43 AD, in the first season of the epic drama, we follow the Roman invasion of Britain at a time when the land was ruled by the powerful Druids and warrior queens. Kerra (Kelly Reilly), daughter of the King of Cantii (Ian McDiarmid) and her arch-rival Queen Atedia (Zoë Wanamaker) might have been forced to put their differences aside to secure their land and home from the Romans, but the Romans are hardly ones to give up. General Aulus (David Morrissey) is determined to succeed where Julius Caesar failed - in conquering this mythical land at the far edge of the Roman Empire.
Season two of the show picks up shortly after where it left in the first season. Two years after their unsuccessful attempt at the invasion of Britannia, the Romans are here and they're here to stay, not taking no for an answer. Only now, they are armed with forces they weren't before. With the help of Celt Queen Amena (Annabel Scholey), General Aulus sets to Romanizing willing Celt tribes, at the same time, crushing those who try to resist.
All this while, the rogue Druid Divis (Nikolaj Lie Kaas), who was the only one who foresaw the Roman invasion, invests all his power, energy and time in an unlikely ally - a 12-year-old Cantii girl, Cait (Eleanor Worthington-Cox). According to the prophecy, she is his only hope for the people of Britannia - to save the Celts and Druids from the rule of their Roman occupiers.
But there is a twist. According to the official synopsis for the upcoming season, "When a dead man wakes, two Druid brothers begin an epic battle of wills that divides their kind - and puts Cait and Divis' quest, and the prophecy itself in jeopardy."
Will Cait and Divis be successful in safeguarding their land? More importantly, how?
Season 1 of 'Britannia' is currently streaming on Epix. Season 2 will premiere on October 4, 2020, exclusively for the US audience.