'Britannia' Season 3 on Epix: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the fantasy drama
Epix will serve as the new home for Britannia as it premieres Season 2 on Sunday, October 4
Earlier this year in January, it was reported that although Sky had renewed the big-budget historical fiction drama 'Britannia' for Season 3, Amazon Prime had left the project. According to a Deadline article, Sky sources said that it was in "active conversations with a number of US partners" about finding a new US home for the drama" since Amazon dumped the show.
And now, it looks like the drama has found a new home for itself. Epix is coming on board as a co-production partner for season three of the Sky series, according to Deadline. "Audiences around the world love Britannia and now US fans will be able to watch the latest season exclusively on Epix." Jane Millichip, Chief Commercial Officer Sky Studios had reportedly said.
Although details about Season 3 haven't been made public ever since production was shut down in March as a result of Covid-19, here what's we know so far
So far, it is unclear when Season 3 of 'Britannia' will be available on Epix. However, Season 2 will premiere on October 4, 2020.
Season 2 recap
According to the official synopsis of Season 2, "The Romans are here and they're set to stay. Two years on from his invasion of Britannia, with the help of Celt Queen Amena, General Aulus is busy Romanising willing Celt tribes and crushing those who try to resist. Aulus' behavior raises suspicions that he has another agenda; one that raises ghosts in Amena's past and makes the threat he poses to the Druids ever more critical. The only form of hope for the people of Britannia is Cait, a young girl being trained by outcast Druid Divis, to fulfil a prophecy that would save the Celts and Druids from the rule of their Roman occupiers. But 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."
To quickly recap for you, Season 1 was set in 43 AD, and "followed the Roman invasion of Britain when the country ruled by the powerful Druids and warrior queens". The show follows the reluctant rise to power of Kerra (Kelly Reilly), daughter of the King of Cantii (Ian McDiarmid), and her arch-rival Queen Atedia (Zoë Wanamaker), who are forced to put their differences aside when the Romans invade Britannia. Meanwhile, rogue Druid Divis (Nikolaj Lie Kaas), the only one who foresaw the Roman invasion, finds an unlikely ally in a 12-year-old Cantii girl, Cait (Eleanor Worthington-Cox), in his quest to defeat Rome."
David Morrissey as Aulus Plautius
Morrissey is best known for his work in 'One Summer', 'Our Mutual Friend', Hilary and Jackie', 'State of Play', a role for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Best Actor Award, and 'The Reaping', 'Sense and Sensibility', 'Red Riding', 'Nowhere Boy', and 'Centurion'.
Kelly Reilly as Kerra
Reilly is best known for her role as Beth Dutton on Paramount Network's 'Yellowstone'. The actress is also popular for her role on 'Sherlock Holmes', and 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows', 'Innocence', 'Eli', '10x10', the 'Above Suspicion' franchise and 'True Detective'.
Eleanor Worthington Cox as Cait
Cox is best known for playing Matilda in 'Matilda the Musical', a role for which she won a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress, and Janet Hodgson in 'The Enfield Haunting', for which she received a British Academy Television Award nomination.
Nikolaj Lie Kaas as Divis
The actor is best known for his work on 'The Whistleblower', 'A Funny Man', 'Freddy Frogface', 'You Disappear' and 'Clash of Egos' among others.
Season Two of Britannia is written by Jez, Tom and John-Henry Butterworth.
There is no trailer for Season 3 of 'Britannia' on Epix yet, MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) will update this article when it is released. In the meanwhile, catch up on Season 2 trailer ahead of the release on October 4, 2020.
Where to watch
Season 1 of 'Britannia' is currently streaming on Epix. Season 2 will premiere on October 4, 2020, exclusively for the US audience. Season 3 updates are soon to come, stay tuned!
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