‘Britannia’ preview: New plot details for historical drama’s second season

New story information has been revealed for the second season of Britannia.

Set in 43AD, the British historical fantasy series launched on Sky Atlantic last year, starring David Morrissey, Kelly Reilly, Zoë Wanamaker and Mackenzie Crook.

Season 2 started filming last summer and will continue to explore the life of the Celts and Druids now living under Roman rule.

New faces will include Cait, played by Eleanor Worthington-Cox, and Harka, the twin brother of Pirates of the Caribbean actor Mackenzie Crook’s Season 1 character Veran.

Here’s an official synopsis for Season 2: “Two years on from invading Britannia, General Aulus is romanising willing Celt tribes with the help of Celtic Queen Amena, and crushing those who try to resist.

“Aulus’s behaviour raises suspicions that he has another agenda; one that raises ghosts in Amena’s past and makes his threat to the Druids ever more critical.

“The only form of hope for the Druids and Celts is Cait, a young girl being trained by outcast Druid Divis, to fulfil a prophecy that would save Britannia from the Romans.

“But when the dead man wakes, two Druid brothers – Veran and Harka begin an epic battle of wills that divides the Druids and puts the prophecy in jeopardy.”

The new episodes will premiere later this year on Sky Atlantic and TV streaming service NOW TV.