Britannia is officially recommissioned for a second season

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Sky Atlantic has finally confirmed what had been rumoured for a good few weeks now, that it’s investing in a second season of its costly period drama, Britannia.

Positioned as a rival of Game Of Thrones, the show quickly became Sky’s biggest ever original series launch since Fortitude. A co-production with Amazon Prime Video, a second season will film of the show later this year, for transmission in 2019. Jez Butterworth, the show’s creator, will again be overseeing things.

An official statement from Sky’s commission editor, Cameron Roach, read that “the first series of Britannia brought Jez’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.”.

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