Epix has ordered an eight-episode 2nd season of historic drama Domina. The renewal follows a deal between Epix and international distributor Banijay Rights for a 2nd season of the drama produced by way of Tiger Side, in affiliation with Epix Studios.
Created by way of Simon Burke (Fortitude, Strike Again), Domina takes position all the way through probably the most provocative sessions in Roman historical past, following the atypical upward thrust of Gaius, Emperor Augustus Caesar’s 3rd spouse, Livia Drusilla, performed by way of Kasia Smutniak. Season 2 of Domina is scheduled to start out manufacturing this spring at Cinecittà Studios in Rome and is scheduled to premiere on Epix within the U.S. and Sky throughout Europe in 2023.
Season 2 chronicles the battle for regulate of the Roman Empire, and of Rome’s Imperial Circle of relatives from a unprecedented feminine standpoint. In its first season, Livia Drusilla, the golden woman of the distinguished Claudii circle of relatives returned to Rome after ten years in exile, made up our minds to regain the whole lot that used to be stolen from her. Now, atop a fractious empire, and a dysfunctional dynasty, she should battle to maintain her marriage to Gaius and give you the chance to seat considered one of her sons at the throne as new and previous competitors jockey for place in a global the place it’s unimaginable to understand who to consider.
“The primary season of Domina drove the most important overall cross-platform target market reasonable for any Epix freshman sequence in 2021,” stated Epix President Michael Wright. “Audiences have been attracted to the contemporary vantage level of a duration drama with a female-dominated standpoint that includes an impressive efficiency by way of Kasia Smutniak who leads a robust ensemble solid.”
Solid additionally comprises Matthew McNulty as Gaius, Emperor Augustus; Claire Forlani as Octavia, Gaius’ sister; Christine Bottomley as Scribonia, Gaius’ 2nd spouse and Livia’s mortal enemy; Ben Batt as Agrippa, Gaius’ formative years pal, then basic and later consul.
Burke government produces with Lucy Bedford, Muirinn Lane Kelly and Carmel Maloney.
Epix has the U.S. rights. Banijay Rights is the global distributor.