MIPCOM WORLD PREMIERE TV SCREENING: BRITANNIA

    1. Event Date
      Monday 16 October 2017
  1. Event Theme
    Screenings
  2. Event Type
    Screening

MIPCOM WORLD PREMIERE TV SCREENING: BRITANNIA

16 Oct 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Grand Auditorium, Palais 1, doors open at 18.00
Language:
English

Presented by Sky Vision

Journey deep into the dark and unruly world of Britannia, a Sky Original Production, written by the multi award-winning Jez Butterworth. Britannia stars Kelly Reilly, David Morrissey, Zoë Wanamaker, and is the first co-production between Sky and Amazon US. Set in 43AD, the drama follows the Roman army as it returns to the mysterious land of Britannia to crush the Celts, led by a warrior women and powerful Druids, who claim they can channel the forces of the underworld. The series follows the rise to power of the reluctant Kerra (Kelly Reilly), the daughter of the King of the Cantii. When the Romans invade Britannia, Kerra and her arch-rival, Queen Antedia (Zoë Wanamaker), are forced to put their differences aside to face their common enemy. A rogue Druid, Divis (Nikolaj Lie Kaas), who prophesied the Roman invasion, finds an unlikely ally in a 12-year-old Cantii girl, Cait (Eleanor Worthington-Cox), in his quest to defeat Rome. Meanwhile, Roman General Aulus Plautius (David Morrissey) will stop at nothing to succeed where Julius Caesar failed, and conquer this mythical land at the far edge of the Roman Empire. Britannia is a Sky Original Production, produced by Vertigo Films and Neal Street Productions for Sky Atlantic and Amazon US. Sky Vision is the exclusive distribution partner and holds worldwide rights. Attending the exclusive screening and Q&A are: award-winning writer Jez Butterworth and stars of Britannia; David Morrissey, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Eleanor Worthington-Cox.

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