Writer: Jez Butterworth, Tom Butterworth, James Richardson
Director: Luke Watson, Rob Savage, Sheree Folkston, Christoph Schrewe, Lisa James Larsson, Metin Huseyin, Susan Tully, Mackenzie Crook
Starring: Gianni Calchetti, Mackenzie Crook, David Morrissey, Sophie Okonedo
Production Company: Amazon Studios, Neal Street Productions, Sky, Vertigo Films
Kent Locations Used: High Rocks, Tunbridge Wells
Britannia (2021) is a historical fantasy TV drama set in 43 AD as the Roman Army returns to subjugate Britannia, which is populated by Celtic tribes that include warrior women and powerful druids. Series 3 sees a radical transformation in Cait’s (Eleanor Worthington-Cox) journey as the Chosen One with a decision that will tie her to the future of her war-torn people and their ravaged land.
The series was created by multi-award-winning writers Jez Butterworth (Spectre), his brother Tom Butterworth (Silent Witness) and James Richardson (Bulletproof). Epic, action packed, full of humour and terrifying in equal measure, Britannia is produced by Vertigo Films and Neal Street Productions in association with Sky Studios.
Britannia stars Gianni Calchetti (Cruella, The Third Day (2020)), Mackenzie Crook (Worzel Gummidge, The Office) and David Morrissey (The Walking Dead, The Missing) and, new to Series 3, Sophie Okonedo (The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses (2016)).
High Rocks in Tunbridge Wells features in Series 3 Episode 5 as the land of the Sunfolk, an all-female tribe of visually impaired warriors. High Rocks is a national monument and site of special scientific interest. It comprises acres of sandstone rocks linked by eleven bridges that provide a scenic walk through a tranquil woodland setting. The rocks were once a stone age camp and provided the perfect backdrop for this Celtic drama.
Britannia Series 3 was made available to stream on SKY Atlantic and NOW on Tuesday 24th August 2021.
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