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Troy: Fall of a City: Season 1 (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Troy: Fall of a City never tries to reinvent the bronze wheel but succeeds in engaging audiences with both royal and divine intrigue, making for a highly enjoyable romp in the lost kingdom.

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The myths surrounding the Trojan War are over 3,000 years old but have emotional depths and timeless themes of identity, love, revenge and belonging. Troy: Fall of a City grounds these primal myths in vivid psychological truth and explores the universal questions of human existence- how people battle to retain their love and humanity amidst the chaos and devastation of war.

Cast

David Threlfall
as King Priam of Troy
Frances O'Connor (II)
as Hecuba, Queen of Troy
Joseph Mawle
as Odysseus
Chloe Pirrie
as Andromache
Johnny Harris
as Agamemnon
David Gyasi
as Achilles
Jonas Armstrong
as Menelaos, the King of Sparta
Alfred Enoch
as Trojan general Aeneas
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Critic Reviews for Troy: Fall of a City: Season 1

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (8)

There are several versions of this narrative on which to draw. But if only he had not made it all seem so tediously 21st century.

April 17, 2019 | Full Review…

The result is a series more competent than compelling.

April 9, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

From the bloody Caesarean birth at the start of the story, to the vivid depiction of ancient sports, this is a respectful, grown-up retelling of the myth.

April 17, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Early enthusiasm is liable to fade in the face of the beige-ish characterisations and mundane dialogue with which [David] Farr has littered his stage, while a largely unknown cast lacking big personalities who might dominate the screen doesn't help much.

April 17, 2019 | Full Review…

David Farr, best known for adapting John le Carré's The Night Manager, has chiselled this fresh take on one of the oldest stories of all.

April 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Troy: Fall of a City is in the enviable position of feeling both cultured and entertaining at the same time.

April 16, 2019 | Full Review…

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