ABC Empire Mini-Series
Jun 29, 2005
A new ‘epic’ mini-series premiered Tuesday June 28, 2005 on ABC Television in the US. Amid speculation of huge budget overruns and potential scrapping of the project… the series, along with ‘Rome’ due for a fall release on HBO/BBC, has created a stir among Romanophiles everywhere.
While historically, there are elements which stray from accuracy, the theme and atmosphere are wonderfully recreated. Production quality, costuming and the cast (despite Octavian’s character seemingly lacking the qualities that made him into the eventual Augustus) are all top notch and Empire is definately worth a look.