TV - Domina

Domina on horseback

Sky has released an exclusive first look teaser and selection of images for Sky Original series, Domina, an epic historical drama series which brings to life the power struggles of Ancient Rome from a different perspective; that of the women...


Press Release

The epic eight-part drama is a highly topical story, which follows the life and the extraordinary rise of Livia Drusilla [no, nothing to do with Drusilla the vampire in Buffy - Ed], who overcame adversity to become the most powerful woman in the world.

The story follows Livia’s journey from a na├»ve 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.

Kasia Smutniak (Perfect Strangers, Them, Devils) plays Livia Drusilla, with the young Livia played by Nadia Parkes (The Spanish Princess), and supported by an international stellar cast including Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones) playing Livius, Livia’s father, and Colette Tchantcho (The Witcher) as Antigone, Livia’s best friend, ex-slave and closest ally.

Here's the rest of the images that have been released so far:

Centurion standing in a forest

The roman forum

A roman temple with mosaic floor

Girl standing beside a wooden dome top chest

Elegant lady

Lying on cushions

Lady standing by a latticework window

Roman soldiers riding through forest

Created and written by Simon Burke (Zen, Fortitude) with acclaimed Australian filmmaker Claire McCarthy (Ophelia, The Luminaries) as lead director, Domina also stars Matthew McNulty (Misfits) as the future emperor Gaius, Christine Bottomley (The End of the F***ing World) as Scribonia, Ben Batt (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Agrippa, Enzo Cilenti (Free Fire) as Tiberius Claudius Nero, while Claire Forlani (Meet Joe Black) plays Claudia Octavia. Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet, Death Becomes Her) makes an appearance playing Balbina, an early enemy.



Produced by Fifty Fathoms (Fortitude), Tiger Aspect and Sky Studios, with Cattleya as executive production services, the series, comes to Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW in the UK in May 2021

Images - Sky