As mentioned above, Britannia has received mixed reviews from critics and viewers. On Rotten Tomatoes, the show's score is 6.67/10 with a 67% approval rating among critics and 3.2/5/60% among the viewers. According to Metacritic, Britannia has a score of 64/100 and 5.5/10, among critics/viewers, respectively. The series' rating on IMDb looks average, 6.3/10 ~ 2,500 votes. The viewers of Amazon Prime Video have rated Britannia at 3.6 out of 5 stars. So, we can't consider such reception impressive enough; the figures are rather average. However, these statistics are enough for a decision on renewal.
Nonetheless, if to take a look at the British newspapers (such as Coventry Telegraph, The Daily & Sunday Express, etc.), many viewers called this show "dreadful" compared to its American rival Game of Thrones. Some of them even called it a low-budget analog of GOT. It seems that the viewers have been waiting for something more epic and spectacular. But their expectations were in vain, as turned out.
The key reason why we still believe that Britannia has a chance for a next installment is that Sky has sold this show in 124 countries across the globe, including the United States. Despite all the negative reviews captured by various media outlets, the viewers' response was mostly positive. One more time, the reception by the target audience wasn't impressive, but it was mainly favorable, as we have shown above. Besides, AMAZON owns a huge network along the US territory. So, if the incomes cover the expenses, AMAZON might pick up Britannia for a sophomore season. Furthermore, this show could showcase not bad results overseas. In that case, the odds on renewal could increase.
Unfortunately, Sky Atlantic has yet to reveal the viewing figures of the current season. We know that AMAZON never did that. However, Sky's statistics could allow us to expand our forecast. Summing up, despite all the negative factors, we tend to believe that Britannia has a chance (though a foggy) to return for Season 2 on Amazon Prime Video. After all, the final decision depends on Sky and AMAZON. If both networks would treat this show as commercially expedient, we would likely see Britannia Season 2. Otherwise, the show will conclude after just nine episodes.
What Is Britannia About?If you have not yet watched Britannia on Amazon Prime Video, please, read a brief overview presented below.
The story unfolds at the beginning of the new millennium, in AD 43. In those days, Britannia has been inhabited by the warlike Celtic tribes that were not ready to find themselves under the rulership of the foreigners, who came from the far south. During the Romain invasion of Britannia, two Celtic female rival warriors, Kerra and Antedia, have to join their forces to repel the Roman legion under the leadership of Aulus Plautius.
On The Subject Of The Likely Release Date For Season 2As mentioned above, despite all the negative reviews and average figures of the first season of Britannia, we don't rule out that the show could return for Season 2. We hope that the international broadcast at 124 territories will allow the series to prove its commercial expediency. Presently, there has been no official news of renewal as well as possible concerning the release date for a next round.
However, in the case of renewal, we tend to believe that Sky Atlantic needs at least one year to film and promote the next installment of the show. Thus, we think that January of 2019 is a very likely period for the upcoming premiere. But, please, bear in mind that all the data presented above are just our speculations on the subject, in an attempt to predict the future of Britannia. Anyway, we are waiting for the official announcement of renewal from Sky or AMAZON. We will update this page as soon as getting some official info from both networks. As of now, stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed on the subject.