Sky has commissioned a second series of Britannia, its drama which follows the Roman army as they returned to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia, a mysterious land led by warrior women and powerful Druids who claim to channel the powerful forces of the underworld.
The nine-part series told the story of the emotional and physical power struggles between three tribes: the Druids, Celts and Romans, who battle for the heart of Britannia.
Series two, written by Jez, Tom and John-Henry Butterworth, will continue to explore the life of the Celts and Druids now living under Roman rule.
Starring David Morrissey, Kelly Reilly, Zoë Wanamaker and Mackenzie Crook, the first series achieved the biggest launch of any Sky original production on Sky Atlantic since the first season of Fortitude.
To date, the series in total has had more than 10 million downloads and views on demand through Sky set top boxes, the Sky Go app and TV streaming service NOW TV and has been sold in 206 territories worldwide.
Cameron Roach, commissioning editor for drama at Sky, said: “The first series of Britannia brought Jez’s unique vision to life.
“The series is a tale of clashing faith systems, torn apart families, mystic men and fearsome queens, all told with humour, heart, epic drama and violence.
“Drama on Sky is about the unexpected, the visceral and the memorable, it’s about stories told in a way you won’t find anywhere else.
“That’s why we are delighted to be working with Jez and the production team on the next instalment.”