This stylish mix of documentary and lavish historical epic chronicles the turbulent, violent reigns of Commodus and Julius Caesar.
- imDb Rating: 6.9 (3,549 Votes)
- Metascore: N/A
Chronicles some of the most famous leaders of the Roman Civilization.
- Rated: TV-MA
- Released: 11 Nov 2016
- Runtime: 48 min
- Genre: Documentary, Biography, Drama, History
- Director: N/A
- Writer: N/A
- Actors: Aaron Irvin
- Language: English
- Country: Canada, USA
- Awards: N/A
- Total Seasons: 2
Descent Into Madness
Episode 3x4; Apr 05, 2019
Caligula's increasing paranoia and debauchery lead to ruinous bloodshed and spending as Rome, the Senate and even former allies turn against him.
3x4: Descent Into Madness
3x3: In Search of an Heir
3x2: A New Hope
3x1: The Rightful Heir
2x5: The Ides of March
2x4: Queen of the Nile
2x3: Crossing the Rubicon
2x2: The Great Conqueror
2x1: The Triumvirate
John Bach as Marcus Aurelius
Carl Bland as Avidius Cassius
Phil Brown as Eclectus
Mike Edward as Narcissus
Aaron Jakubenko as Commodus
Genevieve Aitken as Marcia
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|Episode No.||No. Overall||Title||Airdate||Runtime||Summary|
|1||1||Born in the Purple||2016-11-11||60||
Fighting an implacable enemy in Germany, Marcus Aurelius trains his decadent son Commodus to succeed him, while rumor and intrigues brew back in Rome.
|2||2||The Making of an Emperor||2016-11-11||60||
The Germanic tribes strike as Marcus Aurelius succumbs to disease, leaving a skeptical Emperor Commodus to prosecute a war that doesn't interest him.
|3||3||Enemy of the Senate||2016-11-11||60||
Commodus rises to power as Rome's new emperor, but not everyone supports his ascent. Among those conspiring against him: his older sister Lucilla.
|4||4||Rome is Burning||2016-11-11||60||
Commodus defeats his sister's coup but withdraws from governing, allowing others to amass power while he engages in an affair and banishes his wife.
|5||5||Fight for Glory||2016-11-11||60||
A disastrous grain shortage reveals Cleander's treachery and leaves Commodus isolated, inspiring him to train as a gladiator in a bid to unite Rome.
|6||6||14 Days of Blood||2016-11-11||60||
Lavish imperial games at the Colosseum are highlighted by the emperor's bloody victories, but his paranoid abuses of power lead to a final betrayal.
|Episode No.||No. Overall||Title||Airdate||Runtime||Summary|
After success in war makes Caesar a rising star, escalating tension between Rome's two most powerful men creates an opportunity for advancement.
|2||8||The Great Conqueror||2018-07-27||60||
Caesar's wealth grows as one-third of the triumvirate, but his brutal tactics make enemies, forcing him to remake his image as a military conqueror.
|3||9||Crossing the Rubicon||2018-07-27||60||
Caesar's hard-won victory over Gaul endears him to the Roman people but leads to a military showdown with the Senate and his former ally, Pompey.
|4||10||Queen of the Nile||2018-07-27||60||
After chasing Pompey to Alexandria, Caesar is victorious in the war, then swiftly makes a powerful new ally and lover in Egypt's ruler, Cleopatra.
|5||11||The Ides of March||2018-07-27||60||
His reforms win public adoration, but Caesar's imperial ambitions antagonize the Senate and ill health undermines his authority, sparking a conspiracy.
|John Bach||as Marcus Aurelius|
|Carl Bland||as Avidius Cassius|
|Phil Brown||as Eclectus|
|Mike Edward||as Narcissus|
|Aaron Jakubenko||as Commodus|
|Genevieve Aitken||as Marcia|
|Tai Berdinner-Blades||as Lucilla|
|Sean Bean||as Narrator|
|Jared Turner||as Cleander|
|Adam Gardiner||as Claudius Pompeianus|
|Andrew Foster||as Quintianus|
|Calum Gittins||as Saoterus|
|Edwin Wright||as Cassius Dio|
|Shane Bartle||as Pertinax|
|Emma Fenton||as Tatiana|
|Lisa Chappell||as Faustina|
|Ella Becroft||as Bruttia Crispina|
|Steve West||as Narrator|
|Natalie Medlock||as Servilia|
|Taylor Hall||as Young Caesar|
|Molly Leishman||as Julia Livilla|
|Andrew Robertt||as Cato|
|Colin Moy||as Cassius|
|Kelson Henderson||as Claudius|
|Ben Black||as Brutus|
|Tim Carlsen||as Mark Antony|
|Jessica Green||as Cleopatra|
|Phoenix Connolly||as Julia|
|Craig Walsh-Wrightson||as Tiberius|
|Elizabeth Dowden||as Julia Drusilla|
|Teressa Liane||as Aggripina the Younger|
|Stephen Lovatt||as Pompey|
|Leon Wadham||as Tiberius Gemellus|
|Ditch Davey||as Julius Caesar|
|Ido Drent||as Caligula|
|Wesley Dowdell||as Crassus|
|Executive Producer||Stephen David|
|Assistant Editor||Mark Lehner|
|Editor||Tim W. Kelly|
|Executive Producer||Tim W. Kelly|
|Executive Producer||Shirley Escott|
|Director Of Photography||Richard V. Lopez|
|Supervising Producer||John Corser|
|Director Of Photography||Milton Kam|
|Production Designer||Carlos Osorio|
|Costume Designer||Sara Beale|
|Assistant Editor||Brad Yankus|
|Assistant Editor||Daniel Praid|
|Assistant Editor||Susan Graef|
|Assistant Editor||Patty Sunshine|
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