ROMULUS EPIC SERIES
ON THE FOUNDER OF ROME
If you thought the year will end without a new historical series from Italy, you were wrong: ROMULUS ten episode epic TV saga started airing this
month over at Sky Italy and will arrive to other Sky channels around Europe and Now TV sometime next year. I've also heard that it will air for US audience next spring on HBO (it is already airing on some of HBO's local cable channels in Europe).
|Romulus is currently airing around Europe|
THE STORY OF ROMULUS
coming from Mattero Rovere (who first made Romulus and Remus movie a few years ago), is set in Lazio, 8th century BC, a primitive and brutal world in which the fate of everyone is decided by the implacable power
of nature and the gods. The thirty tribes of the Latin League have lived
for years under the leadership of the king of Alba, but drought and
famine threaten the peace and life of these cities. Outside of them the
forest, a dark
place inhabited by cruel and mysterious creatures.
Romulus is the story of this world through the eyes of three young
people marked by death, loneliness and
violence: Yemos, prince of Alba,
Wiros, a young orphan and slave and the young vestal Ilia. A story of
men and women who discover how to create a destiny instead of suffering
it. Romulus is the epic and hyper-realistic story of the genesis of
Rome, as it has never been told.
|The series is airing in ten hourlong episodes|
|The whole series was shot in Latin language|
|The series was written, created and directed by Matteo Rovere|
ANDREA ARCANGELI IS YEMOS
As Prince of Alba, he is forced to flee. Captured by the Luperci, he meets Wiros with whom he shares very hard trials. Yemos inherited the values of honor and
traditions from his maternal grandfather. But the encounter with the Ruminales will make him discover his wilder side that will lead him to reclaim what has been taken from him.
|Andrea Arcangeli plays the lead role in the epic TV series|
FRANCESCO DI NAPOLI IS WIROS
Slave in the city of Velia, he leaves for the Lupercalia, the initiation rite that all the boys of the city must perform to become men. Despite the abuse and
torture he endures, he is determined and stubborn. The meeting with Yemos will mark for him the passage from solitude to brotherhood.
|Francesco Di Napoli is slave Wiros in the epic TV series|
MARIANNA FONTANA IS ILIA
Daughter of Amulius, she has been locked up since the age of six in the temple of Vesta, of which she is a priestess. A terrible betrayal takes away from her
what she holds most dear. Thus she begins to fight to become the architect of her destiny, unaware that the only person in the world she trusts, her father, is hiding a terrible secret from her.
|Marianna Fontana is Ilia in the epic TV series|