Domina’s first season is set during the reign of Gaius Caesar Augustus – but is told through the incredible true story of his wife Livia Drusilla. We follow Livia through her exile and return to Rome, determined to regain everything that was stolen from her. This she does, brilliantly, by marrying the man who stole it. By the age of thirty, Livia has got back her property, her status and a whole lot more. But her beloved father has died fighting for the Republic – against Gaius, who is now her husband. Livia soon discovers that it’s not enough to take power, you must be able to hang onto it when everyone else wants it too.


Written by

Simon Burke

Directed by

Claire McCarthy

David Evans

Debs Paterson


Kasia Smutniak

Matthew McNulty

Ben Batt

Christine Bottomley

Claire Forlani

Liam Cunningham

Colette Dalal Tchantcho

Tom Glynn-Carney

Alex Lanipekun

Nadia Parkes

Isabella Rossellini

Produced by

John Phillips

Carmel Maloney

High drama and even higher production entertaining spin on ancient Rome, given depth by its compelling heroine.

The Evening Standard