Sky sets release date for Britannia season 3

These new episodes will arrive a later than originally planned due to COVID-19 shutting down production in March 2020. 

Sky has announced the release date for the upcoming third season of its quirky historical fantasy drama Britannia

The first episode will premiere on Tuesday 24th August on Sky Atlantic. If you’d rather binge the lot in a couple of days, all eight episodes will also become available to stream with a NOW Entertainment membership on the same date. 

Created by playwright Jez Butterworth and his brother Tom, Britannia is set in 43 A.D as the Roman empire attempts to conquer Great Britain for the second time. 

“Series three sees a radical transformation in Cait’s (Eleanor Worthington-Cox) journey as the Chosen One,” reads the official plot synopsis. “With a decision that will tie her to the future of her war-torn people and their ravaged land.”

“Roman general Aulus (David Morrissey) comes under pressure from a new and dark force – otherwise known as his wife Hemple (Sophie Okonedo), whilst Amena (Annabel Schloey) finds herself in a lethal Ménage à trois with both of them.” 

“Divis (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) gets a new job which he despises and Veran (Mackenzie Crook) goes to the underworld and sees the future."

Episodes in the previous two seasons were helmed by a number of directors including Luke Watson, Luke Savage, Christoph Schrewe, Lisa James Larsson and Sheree Folkson.

It’s likely that Jez and Tom Butterworth will again be joined by their sibling John Henry Butterworth to write the script for season 3. 

You can stream both seasons of Britannia on demand with Sky and NOW Entertainment. 

Source: Radio Times 

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