The Roman Empire's rise gets a royal treatment in this sprawling drama, which begins in 52 B.C., when Julius Caesar finally conquers Gaul, after years of war. Back in Rome, however, the Senate seeks to undermine Caesar's power, setting the stage for inevitable civil war. The HBO-BBC co-production took more than a year to make on acres of sets at Italy's legendary Cinecitta studios.

Active Cast

Kevin McKidd Lucius Vorenus
Polly Walker Atia of the Julii
James Purefoy Mark Antony
Tobias Menzies Marcus Junius Brutus
Max Pirkis Gaius Octavian
Kerry Condon Octavia of the Julii