Will there be a second season of ‘Britannia’?

Sky has confirmed that Britannia will be returning.

Starring David Morrissey, Kelly Reilly, Zoë Wanamaker and Mackenzie Crook, the new British historical fantasy series launched earlier this year.

A co-production between Sky and Amazon Prime Video, Britannia was the biggest Sky original production launch on Sky Atlantic since the first season of Fortitude and has been sold in 206 territories worldwide.

Set in 43AD, the drama followed the Roman army as they returned to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia, a mysterious land led by warrior women and powerful Druids who claim to channel the powerful forces of the underworld.

The nine-part first season told the story of the emotional and physical power struggles between three tribes: the Druids, Celts and Romans, who battle for the heart of Britannia.

Season 2 will begin filming this spring and will continue to explore the life of the Celts and Druids now living under Roman rule.

Cameron Roach, commissioning editor for drama at Sky, commented: “The first series of Britannia brought [writer Jez Butterworth]’s unique vision to life. The series is a tale of clashing faith systems, torn apart families, mystic men and fearsome queens, all told with humour, heart, epic drama and violence.

“Drama on Sky is about the unexpected, the visceral and the memorable, it’s about stories told in a way you won’t find anywhere else. That’s why we are delighted to be working with Jez and the production team on the next instalment.”

The complete first season of Britannia is available to watch now on Sky Atlantic and TV streaming service NOW TV.

Season 2 is expected to air in the UK in early 2019.