The new series is coming to Amazon Prime next year.
Amazon and Sky have announced their first co-production. Titled 'Britannia,' the show comes from multi-award winning writer Jez Butterworth ('Jerusalem,' 'Spectre') and is set to be filmed on location in Prague and Wales.
"We're thrilled to be collaborating with Sky on this series entirely produced overseas," said Roy Price, Vice President, Digital Video and Amazon Studios. "Our customers will experience a cinematic world with bold characters anchored in a ruthless period of history."
The 10-part drama is set in 43AD as the Roman Imperial Army – determined and terrified in equal measure - returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia - a mysterious land ruled by wild warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the powerful forces of the underworld.
The show stars Kelly Reilly ('True Detective,' 'Sherlock Holmes'), David Morrissey ('The Walking Dead,' 'The Hollow Crown') and Zoe Wanamaker ('Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,' 'My Family'). Executive producers include Vertigo Films' James Richardson ('Monsters,' 'Bronson') with Pippa Harris and Nicolas Brown from Neal Street Productions ('Penny Dreadful,' 'Call the Midwife') and Anne Thomopolous ('Rome,' 'Band of Brothers'). In addition, Rick McCallum ('Star Wars') is on board as producer, and the show is written by Jez and Tom Butterworth ('Fortitude,' 'Tin Star') with Richard McBrien ('Spooks,' 'Merlin').
"This is one of the most ambitious dramas we've ever made and one of the most exciting," said Anne Mensah, Sky’s Head of Drama. "Jez Butterworth has written an incredible drama that is entertaining and emotional but also asks important questions about what drives men and women to stand and fight; this is a battle for the heart of Britain like you've never seen before."
An exact release date has not been announced yet, but 'Britannia' is expected to premiere in 2017 on Sky 1 in the UK and Ireland, and on Prime Video in the US. A current Amazon Prime subscription costs $99 per year or $11 per month. Likewise, Prime Instant Video is available as a standalone service for $8 per month.
Sources: Amazon, Sky
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