Sky has announced the start date for Domina!
Coming soon, the epic upcoming historical drama is set in Ancient Rome
The eight-part series follows the life and the extraordinary rise of Livia Drusilla, who overcame adversity to become the most powerful woman in the world.
From the director of The Luminaries, the show is described as “a visceral and authentic family saga, grounded in historical accuracy and bringing to life the incredible true stories of the women who would create one of the most enduring and fascinating dynasties of all time.”
The official synopsis reads: “The story follows Livia’s journey from a naïve young girl whose world crumbles in the wake of Julius Caesar’s assassination, to Rome’s most powerful and influential Empress, driven by a deep desire to avenge her father and secure power for her sons.
“Livia and her peers navigate their way through a brutal society by means of strategy, conspiracy, seduction and murder. She will soon discover that seizing power is not enough: you must be able to keep it when everyone else wants it.”
Domina premieres in the UK on Friday 14th May on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV.
Watch the new trailer:
Domina stars Kasia Smutniak (Perfect Strangers) as Livia Drusilla, with Nadia Parkes (The Spanish Princess) playing the young Livia.
Game of Thrones star Liam Cunningham is playing Livia’s father, Livius, alongside Colette Tchantcho (The Witcher) as Antigone, Livia’s best friend, ex-slave and closest ally.
The cast includes Matthew McNulty (Misfits) as the future emperor Gaius, Christine Bottomley (Land Girls) as Scribonia, Ben Batt (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Agrippa, Enzo Cilenti (Free Fire) as Tiberius Claudius Nero, Claire Forlani (Meet Joe Black) as Claudia Octavia.
Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet, Death Becomes Her) is also guest starring as an early enemy called Balbina.
A broadcaster in the US hasn’t yet been confirmed.
The complete Game of Thrones box set is available on DVD on Amazon.