Sky Atlantic’s Britannia wrapped up on Thursday (March 15) with the Cantii on the verge of collapse and the Roman Empire making its most dangerous moves yet.
If none of that made any sense to you, you’re probably not alone. The period drama about the Roman conquest in Britain in 43AD has tried really hard to be the next Game of Thrones, but it’s not really managed to make waves over the last few weeks.
Britannia seemed to have everything going in its favour — including a stellar cast with The Walking Dead‘s David Morrissey, True Detective‘s Kelly Reilly and a nearly unrecognisable Mackenzie Crook from The Office — and yet it’s still mostly been panned by critics and viewers. But that changed on Thursday!
The first series came to a close with a Sky Atlantic airing of the ninth episode, as the Cantii faced a deadly siege and Aulus (Morrissey) engaged in some double-dealing on behalf of those unholy Romans.
Did viewers care about any of this? Actually yes, and they want a second season right this very second because of a shock death (warning: the following tweets contain spoilers):
Not everyone was impressed:
In case you’re keen to catch up on the trials and tributes of the Cantii, the full first season of Britannia is available to watch anytime on Sky On Demand.
For the rest of you, just hold tight until the real Game of Thrones returns to Sky Atlantic in the UK, and HBO in the US, for its final season in 2019.
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