Britannia, which marks the first co-production between Sky and Amazon U.S., is lined up for a World Premiere TV Screening at MIPCOM 2017.

The new original drama is written by Jez Butterworth. A nine-parter, the series stars Kelly Reilly (True Detective), David Morrissey (The Walking Dead), Zoë Wanamaker (My Family), Nikolaj Lie Kaas (The Killing) and Eleanor Worthington-Cox (The Enfield Haunting). Britannia’s creators and key cast are slated to be in Cannes to promote the show.

Set in 43 AD, the drama 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. The series will air on Sky Atlantic in the U.K., Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria, and will be available on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S. in 2018. The international distribution rights (excluding the U.S.) are being handled by Sky Vision.

Jane Millichip, the managing director of Sky Vision, 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 chose 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,” said Laurine Garaude, the director of the TV division at Reed MIDEM, which organizes MIPCOM. “We look forward to welcoming the creators and talent involved in Britannia on the Croisette.”

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Cannot wait to hear more from the event and hopefully there will also be some press photos to share.




Today we’re taking the time to wish Kelly a very happy 40th birthday!



We hope she has a wonderful year, it’s certainly going to be a busy one as Yellowstone begins production next month and with Britannia and 10×10 coming up in the future – we’re going to be seeing a lot of Kelly in the coming months.




The cast of the Paramount Network’s Yellowstone, starring Kevin Costner, will be rounded out with actors Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, and Cole Hauser. The show is a gritty look at the life of the land-owning Dutton family in the American frontier, who face threats from both the federal government and the locals around them. Kevin Costner stars as the family’s patriarch John Dutton, who leads the charge in preserving his family’s holdings and way of life.

Wes Bentley (American Beauty, Interstellar) will portray John’s son Jamie, a polished lawyer considering a career in politics who continues to seek approval from his father despite his love for the limelight.

Kelly Reilly (Flight, upcoming Britannia and 10×10) will play John’s daughter Beth, a smart and powerful woman who is always prepared to fight alongside her father. Luke Grimes (American Sniper, The Magnificent Seven) joins as John Dutton’s youngest son Cory, an emotionally reserved former Navy SEAL who lives with his Native American wife and seven-year-old son on a reservation.

Cole Hauser (Tigerland, White Oleander) is Rip Wheeler, a tough and merciless wrangler from Yellowstone Ranch who will stop at nothing to get the job done.

Yellowstone is the first scripted drama series greenlighted by Paramount Network, Viacom’s new general entertainment network and leading scripted brand, which will replace Spike in January 2018, The 10-episode series is slated to go into production in August in Utah for a summer 2018 premiere.

Via Deadline and Spike




The first small clips of Britannia have made their way online, last month in fact! A small page called VGX posted the February advert for Sky TV which included some very quick snippets of Kelly and co-star David Morrissey in the new series.

I’ve made some screencaptures and added them to the gallery:

Britannia premieres sometime in 2017 on Sky UK and Amazon Prime.




Cast and crew alike have been tweeting that today was the final day of shooting on 10×10 and Kelly’s co-star Luke Evans shared this lovely photo of the two of them before they finished up:

Now the film goes into post-production and likely later this year we’ll get news of trailers, release dates, etc. Next up though we’re hoping for some Britannia news in the coming months.