Britannia renewed for Season 3
Staff Reporter | On 16, Jan 2020Reading time: 2 mins
Sky has renewed its original drama Britannia for a third season.
Starring David Morrissey, Mackenzie Crook, Annabel Scholey and Eleanor Worthington-Cox and created by Jez Butterworth, Tom Butterworth and James Richardson, Britannia brings a moment of our history to life like never seen before on TV. Produced by Vertigo Films in association with Neal Street Productions, it’s a genre-bending, psychedelic tale of clashing faith systems, torn apart families, mystic men, powerful women, all told with humour, heart and violence.
In the first season, we followed the story of the Roman invasion led by General Aulus (David Morrissey), who sought to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia, a mysterious land led by warrior women and powerful Druids. In Season 2 we joined General Aulus two years on, romanising willing Celt tribes with the help of Celtic Queen Amena (Annabel Scholey), and crushing those who tried to resist. The only form of hope for the Druids and Celts was Cait (Eleanor Worthington-Cox), a young girl being trained by outcast Druid Divis (played by Nikolaj Lie Kaas) to fulfil a prophecy that would save Britannia from the Romans. But an epic battle of wills divided the druids in the form of two Druid brothers – Veran and Harka (Mackenzie Crook) – putting the prophecy in jeopardy.
“Sky’s weird and wonderful historical epic turns everything up to 11 for this absurdly entertaining second season.,” we wrote in our review. “Does anyone in Britannia really know what’s going on? Probably not. Will you have any clue? Not likely. Will you enjoy watching it anyway? Absolutely.”
Season 3 will see a radical transformation in Cait’s journey as the Chosen One, with a decision that will tie her to the future of her war-torn people and their ravaged land. Aulus will come under pressure from a new and dark force – otherwise known as his wife – while Amena will find herself in a lethal Ménage à trois. Divis will get a new job he despises, and Veran will go to the underworld and see the future.
Cameron Roach, Director of Drama, Sky Studios, said: “We are incredibly proud to be able to continue to grow the Britannia franchise bringing Jez and the team’s unique and distinctive vision to life for a third series”.
Jez Butterworth adds: “We’re very excited to be continuing our mythic journey through Ancient Britain. This year was a particularly good vintage for mushrooms here in the West Country, so we strongly suggest you hold on to your hats.”
Britannia Season 1 and 2 is available now on Sky Box Sets. Don’t have Sky? You can also stream it on NOW TV, as part of a £8.99 Sky Entertainment Month Pass subscription – with a 7-day free trial.