If you love Roman T-V Series then you have a unique taste. These roman series are known for their versatile storyline and awesome costumes and action scenes. Any of the Roman Series won’t disappoint us, they will always meet our expectations through their mesmerizing plot. In this article, I have listed 11 popular Roman TV Series based on their IMBD Ratings. Without wasting much time let us see the Top 11 All-Time Best Ancient Roman T V Series.
Best Roman TV Series
All the TV series listed below are based on the IMBD ratings. Without further dawdle let us jump into the list
1] I, Claudius
On 20th September 1976 the first episode of the Popular TV series I, Claudius was streamed, and the last episode of the series was on 6th December 1976. The series belongs to the action, History, and drama genres. In the duration of 2.5 months, the series gained a whooping response from the audience, the series currently has a rating of 8.9/10 on IMBD making it the most loved Roman TV series of all time. This series is currently available to stream on Roku Channel, Spectrum TV, Prime Video, Acorn TV, or Apple TV on your Roku device
The cast of the series includes Derek Jacobi as Claudius, Sian Phillips as Livia Drusilla, Brian Blessed as Gaius Octavian, John Hurt as Caligula, beautiful Sheila White as Messalina, George Baker as Tiberius, Margaret Tyzack as Antonia Minor, Patrick Stewart as Sejanus, Beth Morris as Drusilla, Lan Ogilvy as Ner Claudius, Patricia Quinn as Livilla, Christopher Biggins as Nero, Christopher Guard, Shelia Ruskin as Vipsania Agrippina, France White as Julia, Kevin McNally as Castor and many other stars
A Brief Plot of I, Claudius
I, Claudius is based on two historical novels written by Robert Graves: the titular I, Claudius, and its sequel, Claudius the God. The story basically is about the history of the Roman Empire from the death of Marcellus (24 B.C.) to Claudius’ death. The story starts with the elderly Roman King Claudius telling the history of the Roman Empire. The story goes on to speak about the internal conflicts that existed in the Roman Empire during the rule of Augustus and what were the consequences of the war and why Claudius was unharmed. The reason why this series stands out from all other series is the fact how the story is narrated and the unique making of the series.
2] Rome (2005–2007)
Rome is a Roman TV series that belongs to the category of Action, Adventure, and Drama. The series stands in the second position on this list with an IMBD rating of 8.7/10. It is directed by Bruno Heller, William J. MacDonald, and John Milius. The first episode of the series was aired on 28th August 2005 and the final episode was aired on 25th March 2007. It is now available to watch on HBO, Rai 2, and BBC Two networks.
The cast of this epic series includes Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Ciarán Hinds, Kenneth Cranham, Lindsay Duncan, Tobias Menzies, Kerry Condon, Karl Johnson, Indira Varma, David Bamber, Max Pirkis, Nicholas Woodeson,, Ian McNeice, Suzanne Bertish, Paul Jesson, James Purefoy, Simon Woods,, Lee Boardman, Lyndsey Marshal and many more.
A Brief Plot of Rome (2005–2007)
It had 2 seasons and both seasons were a great success. The story is about two laymen Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, they are inspired by the two brave Roman soldiers mentioned in Caesar’s Commentarii de Bello Gallico. The first season depicts Julius Caesar’s civil war of 49 BC, his rise and fall, and his assassination on 15th March 44 BC. Besides all this, it also chronicles the lives and works of powerful, rich, wealthy, and historically significant events. The series has a dramatic approach and a unique and thrilling making.
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3] Spartacus (2010–2013)
The third on the list is Spartacus directed by Sam Raimi; Steven S. DeKnight with a rating of 8.5/10 on IMBD. The first episode of the series was aired on 22nd January 2010 and the final episode was aired on April 12, 2013. This series belongs to the genre of Action and adventure. The series was streamed on the Starz network.
The cast of the series is comprised of Andy Whitefield as Spartacus the main lead, Lucy Lawless as Lucretia, Viva Bianca as Llithyia, Manu Bennett, Katrina Law as Mira, Dustin Clare as Gannicus, Liam Mclntyre as Spartacus, John Hannah as Lentulus, Cynthia Addai Robinson as Naevia, Daniel Feuerriegel as Agron, Jenna Lind as Kore, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Naevia, Pana Hema Taylor as Nasir, Brett Tucker as Varinius, Nick E. Tarabay as Ashur, Gwendoline Taylor as sibyl, Simon Merrells as Marcus, Brooke Williams as Aurelia and many more stars.
A Brief Plot of Spartacus (2010–2013)
The story has a total of 4 seasons, this is a fictional story based on a life of a character named Spartacus actually he does not have any recognition when the series starts, he was a Thracian who lead a mutiny against a Roman officer leading who lead the civilian army, As a punishment for this act he was taken to a gladiator arena where convict has to fight against many gladiators till he wins or till he dies. He unexpectedly slayed All four gladiators who came to kill him. From there he gained the name ‘Spartacus’. From there he was sent to gladiator training school and he finished the training and became a soldier but later situations forced him to go against his own house. This was the plot of the first season named ‘Blood and Sand’, There are 3 more sequels of the series in which the next part of Spartacus’s life is shown.
4] Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
This is a sequel to Spartacus (2010–2013) directed by Jesse Warn; Rick Jacobson; Michael Hurst; Brendan Maher; John Fawcett. It stands in the 4th position of the list with an IMBD rating of 8.5/10. It was originally released in English and Syriac languages on the Starz network. The first episode was aired on 21st January 2011 and the final episode premiered on 25th February 2011. This 1 month’s series gained immense popularity and love because of its storyline and making.
The cast of the series is comprised of Andy Whitefield as Spartacus the main lead, Lucy Lawless as Lucretia, Viva Bianca as Llithyia, Manu Bennett, Katrina Law as Mira, Dustin Clare as Gannicus the main villain, Liam Mclntyre as Spartacus, John Hannah as Lentulus, Cynthia Addai Robinson as Naevia, Daniel Feuerriegel as Agron, Jenna Lind as Kore, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Naevia, Pana Hema Taylor as Nasir, Brett Tucker as Varinius, Nick E. Tarabay as Ashur, Gwendoline Taylor as sibyl, Simon Merrells as Marcus, Brooke Williams as Aurelia and many more stars.
A Brief Plot Of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
As mentioned before Spartacus has a total of 4 seasons, this is the second season of the series with the name and subheading Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Unlike most sequels which contain the after parts of the story shown in the previous season, this sequel acts as a prequel to the first season Blood And Sand. In this season we could see the history of Spartacus, who was he, and where did he come from? Where was he sent to? And we get to know a little more about Capua the place where he was sent to the Gladiator battle and most importantly, we see the rise of Gannicus the former champion of Capua.
5] Plebs (2013–2022)
This is a unique TV series directed by Tom Basden, and Sam Leifer. It stands in the 5th position of the list with an IMBD rating of 7.8/10. It was originally released on the ITV2 network. The first episode was aired on 25th March 2013 and the final episode is yet to commence. This series gained immense popularity and love because of its humor and dialogue.
The cast of the series includes Tom Rosenthal as Marcus, Sophie Colquhoun as Cynthia, Ryan Sampson as Grumio, Tom Basden as Aurelius, Neil Stuke as Cornelius, Karl Theobald as Landlord, Joel Fry as Stylax, Jonathan Pointing as Jason, Doon Mackichan as Flavia, Lydia Rose Bewley as Metella¸ Tom Davis as Davis, Ellie Taylor as Gloria and many more stars
A Brief Plot Of Plebs (2013–2022)
This was one of the most successful ITV series ever created. It was not based on an action or fight theme like other series in this list. It has a humorous and dramatic approach. The story is about two boys Marcus and Stylax who try to settle down and learn the lifestyle of people in Rome. They were known as Plebs by the locals (plebs means plebeian). The story shows everything the pair does daily from dealing with their slave Grumio who has a bad attitude, dealing with bosses at the grain company, and interacting with Cynthia and Metella (female leads). The story has a refreshing humor approach and it is an ideal family entertainer. The series stands out from others because of its unique and modern music theme.
6] A.D. The Bible Continues (2015)
The sixth on the list is A.D. The Bible Continues (2015) directed by Ciaran Donnelly; Tony Mitchell; Brian Kelly; Rob Evans; Paul Wilmshurst and produced by Roma Downey, Mark Burnett, and Richard Bedser It has a rating of 7.4 /10 on IMBD. The first episode of the series was aired on 5th April 2015. This series belongs to the genre history. The series was streamed on the NBC network.
The cast of the series is comprised of Adam Levy as Apostle Peter, Juan Pablo Di Pace as Jesus, Richard Coyle as Caiaphas, Vincent Regan as Pontius Pilate, Chipo Chung as Mary Magdalene, Babou Ceesay as Apostle John, Greta Scacchi as The Virgin Mary, Joanne Whalley as Claudia Procula, George Georgiou as Boaz, Jodhi May as Leah, Ken Bones as Annas, Chris Brazier as Reuben, Kevin Doyle, Fraser Ayres as Simon the Zealot, Emmett J. Scanlan as Saul Of Tarsus, Will Thorp as Cornelius and many more stars.
A Brief Plot Of A.D. The Bible Continues (2015)
The story is based on the holy Bible and it kind of acts as a sequel to the film Son Of God. The series basically tries to show the development of Christianity even after the death of Jesus. How the churches were built, recovered, and recaptured, and how was economic, and social stability achieved after the death of Jesus.
7] Barbarians (2020)
This is TV series that belongs to the Historic Drama, an action genre directed by Jan Martin Scharf and Arne Nolting. It stands in the 7th position of the list with an IMBD rating of 7.2/10. It was originally released in German and Latin Languages on the Netflix network. The first episode was aired on 23rd October 2020. This series gained immense popularity due to its Action scenes.
The cast of the series includes Laurence Rupp as Arminius, David Schütter as Folkwin Wolfspee, Jeanne Goursaud as Thusnelda, Nicki von Tempelhoff as Reik Segimer, Bernhard Schütz as Segestes, Jeremy Miliker as Ansgar, Ronald Zehrfeld as Berulf, Sophie Rois as Seeress Runa, Eva Verena Müller as Irmina, Nikolai Kinski as Pelagios, Matthias Weidenhöfer as Golmad, Valerio Morigi as Metellus, Marc Ben Puch as Gernot Redbeard, Gaetano Aronica as Varus, Sebastian Griegel as Hanno, Mathis Landwehr as Eigil, Peter Moltzen as Wiborg, Urs invoice as Kunolf the Brukteer, Marlon Boess as Luco, Sergej Onopko as Hadgan, Diego Riace as Quintus, Denis Schmidt as Rurik, Arved Birnbaum as Aldarich, Tunde Nyilas as Ida, Sinha Melina Gierke as Raskild,, Arved Birnbaum as Aldarich, Florian Schmidtke as Talio, Mark Meran as Vegis.
A Brief Plot Of Barbarians (2020)
The series is partially based on historic facts and stories of the Roman Empire’s occupation of Germania and many other rebellions which were the result of Germanic tribes led by Arminius. The series has 2 seasons to date (30th November 2022). Though it is a recreated form of history the makers have added their own fictional characters and situations in the series making it even more mind-blowing.
8] Domina (2021–)
The eighth on the list is Domina (2021) directed by Simon Burke with a rating of 7.1/10 on IMBD. The first episode of the series was aired on 14nth May 2021 and the final episode was aired on 2021. This series belongs to the genre of Action and adventure. The series was streamed on the Sky Atlantic network.
The cast of the series is composed of Kasia Smutniak as Livia Drusilla, Nada Parkes as Young Liva, Tom Glynn Carney as Gaius, Claire Forlani as Octavia, Matthew McNulty as Gaius, Ewan Horrocks as Drusua, Alais Lawson as Marcella, Finn Bennett as Marcellus, Peter Campion as Libo, Isabella Rossellini as Balbina, Liam Cunningham as Livius, Ben Batt as Agrippa, Christine Bottomley as Scribonia, Roland Litrico as Thelus, Earl Cave as young Tiberius, Oliver Huntingdon as Agrippa, Alex Lanipekun as Tycho, Tom Forbes as Sextus, Joseph Ollman as Iullus, Enzo Cilenti as Tiberius Néron, Lex Shrapnel as Crassus, Kevin Lettieri as Vinnius and many more artists.
A Brief Plot Of Domina (2021–)
It is a rare female lead series that shows the power struggles which existed in ancient Rome times from a female perspective. In this series, Domina tells the story of Livia Drusilla a great empress of the Roman Empire and wife of Augustus the first emperor of Rome. Even after the death of Augustus, the empresses handled the kingdom quite significantly and she also had a lot of control over the kingdom as the mother of the new emperor.
9] Roman Empire (2016–2019)
This is an Iconic TV series that belongs to the Historic, action genre directed by Richard Lopez; John Ealer (season 2). It stands in the 9th position of the list with an IMBD rating of 7/10. It was originally released in the English Language on the Netflix network. The first episode was aired on 11 November 2016. And the final episode was aired on 5 April 2019.
The cast of the series Includes (all seasons combined). John Bach as Marcus Aurelius, Sean Bean as Narrator, Aaron Jakubenko as Commodus, Genevieve Aitken as Marcia, Lisa Chappell as Faustina the Younger, Ella Becroft as Bruttia Crispina, Edwin Wright as Cassius Dio, Jared Turner as Cleander, Steve West as Narrator, Ben Black as Brutus, Stephen Lovatt as Pompey, Ditch Davey as Julius Caesar, Wesley Dowdell as Crassus, Tim Carlsen as Mark Antony, Natalie Medlock as Servilia, Andrew Robert as Cato, Steve West as Narrator, Kelson Henderson as Claudius, Ido Drent as Caligula, Craig Walsh-Wrightson as Tiberius, Colin Moy as Cassius and many more.
A Brief Plot Of the Roman Empire (2016–2019)
The Netflix original series shows the reign of various major Roman Emperors. The series has a total
of 3 seasons and each season represents the rule of different emperors and the way they handled the situations. I few see deep into each season, Season 1 is about emperor Commodus, It has a total of Six parts and the season is named “Reign of Blood”. Season 2 is about the rule of emperor Julius Caesar the dictator. It has a total of five parts and is named with the subheading “Master of Rome”. Season 3 is about emperor Caligula, It has a total of 4 parts and is named “The Mad Emperor”.
10] Romulus (2020–)
This is a TV series that belongs to Drama, and action genre It stands in the 10th position of the list with an IMBD rating of 7/10. It was originally released in the Proto-Italic language on the Sky Italia network. The first episode was aired on 6 November 2020. It is now available to watch on Amazon Prime Videos OTT platform.
The cast of the series includes popular stars like Francesco Di Napoli as Wiros, Andrea Arcangeli as Yemos, Ivana Lotito as Gala, Marianna Fontana as Ilia, Demetra Avincola as Deftri, Vanessa Scalera as Silvia, Massimiliano Rossi as Spurius, Corrado Invernizzi as Eulinos, Marlon Joubert as Lausus, Simon Rizzoni as Quintos, Emilio De Marchi as Ertas, Giuseppe Schillaci as Plator, Silvia Calderoni as La Lupa, Gabriel Montesi as Cnaeus, Sergio Romano as Amulius and many others.
A Brief Plot Of Romulus (2020–)
The series is about the origin of Rome shown with intensified Drama. The story is about 2 brothers Romulus and his twin Remus and dates back to the 8th century. A notable thing in the series is the making and the approach, How a simple and well-known story is presented to the audience. The story marks the life of two brothers in 3 words loneliness, Violence, and Death.
11] Britannia (2017–)
The eleventh on the list is Britannia directed by Jez Butterworth and produced by Rick McCallum. The series has a rating of 6.8/10 on IMBD. The first episode of the series was aired on 18 January 2018 in the English language. This series belongs to the category of Drama.
The cast of the series has star actors like Mackenzie Crook as Veran, David Morrissey as Aulus Plautius, Liana Cornell as Ania, Eleanor Worthington as Cait, Kelly Reilly as Kerra, Zoe Wanamaker as Queen Antedia, Annabel Scholey as Amena, Jodie McNee as Willa, Joe Armstrong as Gildas, Zaqi Ismail as Philo, Abigail Rice as Elder, Samantha Colley as Andra, Tolga Safer as Aziz, Callie Cooke as Islene, Laura Donnelly as Hella, Rhys Yates as Julius, David Bradley as Quane, Ian McDiarmid as King Pellenor and many other stars.
A Brief Plot Of Britannia (2017–)
The series listed till now was told either from a Roman point of view or from someone who moved on to Roman but Britannia is different, the story is shown in the series from a British perspective, especially from the view of tribes of the British who were told by the British Emperors to fight against the Romans in an attempt to secure their land and to unite their people. This plot dates back to 43 AD when the Romans invaded Britain. Julius Caesar once made an attempt to occupy Britain but failed, some 90 years later his successor Aulus Plautius succeeded in capturing Britain.
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