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.




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.

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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.




Britannia finishing filming today and to celebrate, Sky released the first promotional photos for the series including two photos of series leads, Kelly Reilly and David Morrissey! Britannia premieres in 2017 on Amazon and Sky 1 and while no promo trailer for the series has surfaced yet, the photos themselves already have many people talking!

I’ve uploaded two HQ photos of Kelly to the gallery, one of her promo shots and an episode still:

Sky also shared a small description of Kelly’s character:

Kerra is the fearless and strong-minded daughter of Pellenor, King of the Cantii. Her independent streak puts her at odds with her family, but when the Romans invade, she will have to choose between her own feelings, her tribal duty and the demands of the druids.




Luke Evans and Kelly Reilly are set to star in Noel Clarke’s upcoming cat-and-mouse thriller 10×10, which Altitude Film Sales is shopping to buyers at the American Film Market this week.

Suzi Ewing directs from Clarke’s script while Clarke and Jason Maza will produce through their Unstoppable Entertainment banner along with Maggie Monteith and Gina Powell.

10×10 follows Lewis, a seemingly ordinary guy who under the surface hides a singular obsession – revenge – and the focus of his obsession is Cathy (Reilly). In broad daylight, he kidnaps her and takes her to his home, where he’s built a soundproofed cell measuring 10 feet by 10 feet and where he plans to extract a dark secret from her past. But as his motive begins to unravel, it becomes clear that Cathy is a formidable match for her kidnapper.

Welsh actor Evans can currently be seen in The Girl on the Train, with Emily Blunt, and is set to star in Bill Condon’s upcoming Beauty and the Beast with Emma Watson.

Reilly, who’s known for her roles in True Detective and the Sherlock Holmes series, will soon be seen in new Sky TV drama Britannia by playwright Jez Butterworth with his brother Tom Butterworth and Richard McBrien.

Brit writer-director-actor Clarke is well-known on his home turf for titles such as Kidulthood, Adulthood and recent UK-box office hit Brotherhood.

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