Trailer and start date revealed for BBC’s epic new drama about the fall of Troy

Troy: Fall Of A City begins this weekend on BBC One.

Created by The Night Manager writer David Farr, the eight-part drama series goes back to the Troy story’s origins: to the judgement of Paris, his scandalous love affair with Helen, and the ill-starred prophecy surrounding his birth.

A co-production between the BBC and Netflix, the Troy: Fall Of A City is described as “an epic tale of mortals and gods”.

Watch the trailer:

The first episode of Troy: Fall Of A City airs at 9.10pm on Saturday 17 February on BBC One.

The cast includes Bella Dayne (Humans), Louis Hunter (The Fosters), David Threlfall (Shameless), Frances O’Connor (The Missing), Jonas Armstrong (Robin Hood), Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones), Tom Weston-Jones (Dickensian), David Gyasi (Interstellar), Johnny Harris (This Is England 86), and Chloe Pirrie (To Walk Invisible).

The official synopsis reads: “Told from the perspective of the Trojan family at the heart of the siege, Troy: Fall Of A City is a story of a love that threatens to bring an empire to its knees. Combining thrilling adventure with heartbreaking intimacy, it explores primal emotions, the psychological repercussions of human actions and life-changing decisions amid the devastation and destruction of war.”

Troy: Fall Of A City will premiere globally outside of the UK on Netflix later this year.