Rome (2005)

The series begins in 52 BC, as Gaius Julius Caesar completes his conquest of Gaul after eight years of war, and prepares to return with his army to Rome. While Caesar's self-interested niece Atia and long-lost paramour Servilia anxiously await the general's return, ruling patricians despair that Caesar's homecoming will disrupt the status quo, and threaten the extravagant prosperity they've enjoyed at the expense of the lower class.

Director
Michael Apted
Production Companies
Home Box Office (HBO), HD Vision Studios British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Panorama Film, NimarStudios
Executive Producer
Bruno Heller, John Milius, William J. Macdonald, Frank Doelger, Anne Thomopoulos
Producer
Marco Valerio Pugini; Ute Leonard; Gianfranco Pierantoni
Line Producer
Fabio Massimo Dell’Orco
Costume Designer
April Ferry
Leather Master
Augusto Grassi

Cast

 
Kevin McKidd
Lucius Vorenus
Ray Stevenson
Titus Pullo
Polly Walker
Atia of the Julii
Kerry Condon
Octavia of the Julii
James Purefoy
Mark Antony
Ian McNeice
Newsreader
Coral Amiga
Vorena the Elder
Lindsay Duncan
Servilia of the Junii
Lidia Biondi
Merula
Glauco Onorato

Synopsis

The series begins in 52 BC, as Gaius Julius Caesar completes his conquest of Gaul after eight years of war, and prepares to return with his army to Rome. While Caesar's self-interested niece Atia and long-lost paramour Servilia anxiously await the general's return, ruling patricians despair that Caesar's homecoming will disrupt the status quo, and threaten the extravagant prosperity they've enjoyed at the expense of the lower class. In the Senate, old-guard leaders plot to undermine Caesar's influence by convincing his old friend, Pompey Magnus, that the general is a threat. Back at the front, two mismatched soldiers, Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, see their fortunes rise following several serendipitous missions. As Caesars legions move closer to Rome, allegiances are put to the test for soldiers and civilians - and the escalating tensions climax with a full-scale conflict destined to change history.