If you’re in the market for a new sword and shield epic to hold you over until the final season of Game of Thrones — Amazon’s Britannia is worth checking out. Britannia tells a fictionalized story of the Roman Empire’s invasion of the Celtic and Druid societies. There’s enough blood, sex, and magical craziness in the nine-episode Season 1 to keep any GoT fan happy.
Britannia complements Game of Thrones in more ways than one. Imagine the island of England as Westeros, with the Romans as the White Walkers — the ultimate destructive force that wants to conquer the world. In Britannia, the local Celtic tribes are at war with each other, much like the Seven Kingdoms. It’s a similar scenario where the tribes would be better equipped to deal with the Roman threat if they worked together.