Domina will air in May 2021 on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW
Sky has released an exclusive first look teaser for Sky Original, Domina, an epic historical drama series that brings to life the power struggles of Ancient Rome from a different perspective; that of the women.
The eight-episode series, coming to Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW follows Livia (Kasia Smutniak) as 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. This is 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 cast includes Alex Lanipekun (Homeland, The Titan) as Tycho and Colette Tchantcho (The Witcher) as Antigone, Livia’s best friend, ex-slave, and closest ally.
Created and written by Simon Burke (Zen, Fortitude) with Australian filmmaker Claire McCarthy (Ophelia, The Luminaries) as lead director, Domina is produced by Fifty Fathoms (Fortitude), Tiger Aspect and Sky Studios, with Cattleya on executive production.