US$100 million epic series Rome on HBO
An extraordinary, new dramatic series premieres for the first time in India exclusively on HBO.india Updated: Mar 08, 2006 18:56 IST
Nominated for 2 Golden Globe awards-
, the US$100 million epic series, one of the biggest productions in television history.
is a saga of two ordinary Roman soldiers who unwittingly become entwined in the historical events of ancient Rome.
This latest HBO original series premiered for the first time on the Indian television exclusively on HBO on February 20, 2006 at 11:00 pm.
Shruti Bajpai, Country Manager
South Asia says, "We are extremely excited to bring one of the biggest series ever, Rome, the groundbreaking HBO original productions to India.
is closer to India than most people would imagine as a lot of the elements such as the costumes, set design, colours and the look and feel of the show have either drawn inspiration from India or have been created by craftsmen in the country."
Rome is a serialised epic drama of love & betrayal, masters & sla
|'Niobe', Indira Varma, Rome,HBO|
ves, husbands & wives that chronicles the experiences of two plebeian Roman soldiers who become unsuspectingly involved in the turbulent developments that led to the fall of a Republic and the creation of an empire.
The 12-episode first season begins in 52 B.C., as Julius Caesar completes his conquest of Gaul after eight years of war, and prepares to return to Rome. He brings with him legions of battle-hardened, loyal men, unimaginable riches in slaves, gold and plunder, and a populist agenda for radical social change.
The aristocracy is terrified, and threatens to prosecute him for war crimes if he enters Rome. The delicate balance of power lies in the Senate with Caesar's old friend, partner and mentor, Pompey Magnus.
Such is the situation when two soldiers of Caesar's 13th Legion, Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, are ordered into the wilds of Gaul to retrieve their legion's stolen standard, the unifying symbol of Caesar's legion, setting off a chain of circumstances that led to the fall of ancient Rome.
First Published: Feb 21, 2006 12:46 IST