Sky Launches ‘Domina’ Depicting Ancient Roman Power Play Through a Female Prism

Sky Launches ‘Domina’ Depicting Ancient Roman Power Play Through a Female Prism
Sky on Monday launched high-end TV series “Domina,” which examines Roman history through a female prism, toplining Kasia Smutniak as Livia Drusilla, the politically astute third wife of Emperor Augustus and mother of Emperor Tiberius, who managed to exert great power at a time of crisis for the Roman Empire.

The Comcast-owned paybox is airing “Domina” in Italy and the U.K. on May 14, followed by playdates on Sky in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on June 3.

The epic costume drama — conceived and written by Simon Burke and lead-directed by Claire McCarthy — is set to bow in the U.S. on Epix June 6.

Smutniak in the lead is supported by an A-list international cast comprising Liam Cunningham who plays Livius, Livia’s father, and Isabella Rossellini playing Balbina, an early enemy.

The “Domina” cast also comprises Matthew McNulty (“Misfits”) as the future emperor Gaius, Christine Bottomley (“The End of the F***ing World”) as Scribonia,
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