ROME, MARCH 22 – The journey and rise of Livia, from a naive girl whose world crumbles in the wake of the assassination of Julius Caesar, to become the most powerful and influential empress of Rome, guided by a deep desire to avenge the father and grant power to his children. In May, a Sky Original series set in ancient Rome, Domina, will arrive with Kasia Smutniak as the determined and ambitious Livia Drusilla (the third wife of Gaius, better known as Octavian or Augustus, the first Roman emperor), a period drama in eight episodes. In the role of Livia Drusilla – whose story completely redefined the aspirations that a woman could pursue at that time – we find Kasia Smutniak (Perfect Strangers, Devils). The same character as a young man, to be precise in the first two episodes, when Livia was still a girl, is instead played by Nadia Parkes. And maxi great international cast: Matthew McNulty is the future emperor Gaius Octavian (in the first two episodes played by Tom Glynn-Carney – Dunkirk, Tolkien); Claire Forlani (Meet Joe Black) plays Octavia, sister of Gaius; Christine Bottomley is Scribonia, first wife of Gaius and bitter enemy of Livia; Colette Dalal Tchantcho (The Witcher) is Antigone, Livia’s trusted handmaid and later a free woman, her confidant. And again: Ben Batt (Captain America: The First Avenger) plays Agrippa, childhood friend of Gaius Octavian, his general and later consul. Together with them, two stars such as Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones) in the role of Livio, father of Livia Drusilla, and Isabella Rossellini, who plays the role of Balbina. Great Italian excellences of international importance in the technical cast, starting with the Oscar winner Gabriella Pescucci, who oversaw the costumes of the series. We then find Luca Tranchino at the scenography. (HANDLE).