Sky Atlantic has released three first look images from the upcoming second season of Britannia, which is set to premiere later this year.
Britannia is set in 43AD and followed the Roman army as they returned to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia, a mysterious land led by warrior women and powerful Druids who claim to channel the powerful forces of the underworld. Like never before, the nine-part series told the story of the emotional and physical power struggles between three tribes: the Druids, Celts and Romans, who battle for the heart of Britannia.
The drama series, which was created by Jez Butterworth, is produced by Vertigo Films in association with Neal Street Productions and stars David Morrissey, Annabel Schole, Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Mackenzie Crook. The scripts for season two were penned by Jez, Tom and John-Henry Butterworth. Rupert Ryle-Hodges is the series producer. The executive producers are Vertigo Films’ James Richardson, Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris and Nicolas Brown from Neal Street Productions and Jez and Tom Butterworth. Sky Vision is handling global sales.
In the show’s second season, two years on from invading Britannia, General Aulus is romanising willing Celt tribes with the help of Celtic Queen Amena, and crushing those who try to resist. Aulus’s behaviour raises suspicions that he has another agenda; one that raises ghosts in Amena’s past and makes his threat to the Druids ever more critical. The only form of hope for the Druids and Celts is Cait, a young girl being trained by outcast Druid Divis, to fulfil a prophecy that would save Britannia from the Romans. But when the dead man wakes, two Druid brothers – Veran and Harka begin an epic battle of wills that divides the Druids and puts the prophecy in jeopardy.
Check out the first look images below: