Britannia, Sky Atlantic’s new series about the Roman army’s quest to crush the Celts in 43AD, made its long-awaited debut on Thursday night and it’s safe to say everyone thought it was absolutely bonkers.
Those who had seen the first episode before it was broadcast promised us nothing short of a wild ride courtesy of writer Jez Butterworth, and when viewers clapped eyes on David Morrissey, Kelly Reilly, Mackenzie Crook and co in action, they weren’t disappointed.
#Britannia on @skyatlantic excellent. I knew it was going to be dark, but bloody hell. It's like some kind of bad psychedelic trip set 1925 years before 1968. Pagans, Romans and Druids. Donovan "Hurdy Gurdy Man" title track, too! 👍
And for those who weren’t convinced, there was a plea to stick with it from viewers who’ve already caught the next few episodes on demand (they’re ALL available to stream now via Sky).
Having reached Ep6 of #Britannia I’d urge anyone struggling with Ep1 to bear with it, you’ll be rewarded. This is a behemoth & that means it takes a while to get things moving. There’s a solid cast & cinematically it impresses. As for writing? By Ep6 we’re up to speed IMO.