The drama loosely based on The Iliad commences. An encounter with the gods seals the fate of Paris and his home city of Troy. He is granted the honour of visiting Sparta as a guest of King Menelaus ...
The Trojans are stunned to find a deserted Greek camp and that all that remains of the Greek army is an offering to the gods in the form of a wooden horse. Is the war finally over? Have celebrations ...
Based loosely on Homers ancient Greek epic poem 'Iliad', Troy: Fall of a City tells the story of the 10 year siege of the ancient city of Troy by the Greeks, after Paris, the young prince of Troy falls in love with the wife of a Greek king and elopes with her.Written by
The series gained controversy for the casting of Black actors Hakeem Kae-Kazeem and David Gyasi in the respective roles of Zeus and Achilles; Kae-Kazeem hit back at this, claiming the BBC was not "blackwashing" the series. See more »
The siege is supposed to last a decade, yet Evander (a little boy) is shown to always have the same age (it is said he is 9 years old during the later episodes). We meet him in the first episodes, when he technically should have been either unborn or a baby. See more »
The words "modern retelling" are usually enough to deter me, but I gave it a go. This is not epic saga staged against the backdrop of two powerful nations and leaders. This is a seemingly random mix of myth, semi historical people and places and a great deal of "soap opera" scripting.
Look, it may get better over time, but I am not invested after episode one so I wont be taking to Troy again.
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