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‘Brittania’ selected for world premiere TV screening at Mipcom 2017

MUMBAI: The new drama series ‘Britannia’, the first co-production between Sky and Amazon US, will have its World premiere TV screening at Mipcom 2017.

The global entertainment content market, Mipcom takes place in Cannes, France from 16-19 October 2017. The World premiere TV screening of ‘Britannia’ is scheduled for Monday, 16 October in the Palais des Festivals.

Written by Jez Butterworth, the series stars Kelly Reilly, David Morrissey, Zoë Wanamaker, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Eleanor Worthington-Cox. The show’s creators and key cast are due to be in Cannes to promote the show.

The epic nine-part drama is set in 43 AD, when Britannia was a country ruled by powerful Druids and warrior queens. It follows the reluctant rise to power of Kerra (Reilly), the daughter of the King of the Cantii, and her arch-rival Queen Antedia (Wanamaker), who are forced to put their differences aside when the Romans invade Britannia.

Meanwhile, rogue Druid Divis (Kaas), the only one who foresaw the Roman invasion, finds an unlikely ally in 12-year-old Canti girl Cait (Worthington-Cox) in his quest to defeat Rome. The Romans are led by General Aulus Plautius (Morrissey), who is determined to succeed where Julius Caesar failed and conquer this mythical land at the far edge of the Roman Empire.

“Britannia” was shot on location in Prague and Wales and will air on Sky Atlantic in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria and will be available on Amazon Prime Video in the US in 2018.

Sky Vision MD Jane Millichip said, “ ‘Britannia’ is a fantastically cinematic drama, and its scale and high quality will transfer brilliantly to the big screen. We are very grateful to MIPCOM for awarding us the World Premiere TV Screening. ‘Britannia’ is Sky’s most ambitious drama ever, taking over 5,500 hours to produce, and we look forward to sharing it with our international partners.”

“We’re delighted that Sky has chosen Mipcom to debut this brand-new event series, which is sure to be one of the most highly anticipated shows among international buyers in Cannes. We look forward to welcoming the creators and talent involved in ‘Britannia’ on the Croisette,” said director of the TV Division at Reed Midem, which organises Mipcom Laurine Garaude.