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Domina | Series 2 Preview (Sky Atlantic)

Domina season two chronicles the struggle for control of the Roman Empire, and of Rome's Imperial Family, from a rate female perspective.

In its first season, Livia Drusilla, the golden girl of the prominent Claudii family, returned to Rome after 10 years in exile, determined to regain everything that was stolen from her. Now, atop of a fractious empire and a dysfunctional dynasty, she must fight to preserve her marriage to Gaius and find a way to seat one of her sons on the throne.

In the opening episode, Livia and Gaius return to Rome after three years away to find misrule and famine has take over in the city. In their absence, the family has become unruly and is threatening Gaius' authority to rule.

Livia's plans to solve their problems weaken her own marriage, as Gaius starts the race for his succession. Then in the second of this week's double bill, Livia is determined that the marriage alliance between Drusus and Antonia will go ahead.

Octavia is determined that it won't, and they face a battle that only of them can win. Livia must work to ease the strains in her own marriage to protect her plans for the Republic. The men aim to secure their positions in the succession to Gaius.

Domina returns Wednesday 13th September at 9pm on Sky Atlantic.


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