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Roman Empire: Reign of Blood

Roman Empire: Reign of Blood is an American/Canadian docuseries based on historical events. The six-part miniseries derives its origins from the historical Roman Empire and tells the story of Commodus.[1] Jeremiah Murphy and Peter Sherman collaborated on writing the miniseries, with Richard Lopez directing. It premiered on Netflix on November 11, 2016.[2] Season 2 will premiere on July 27, 2018 under the title Master of Rome.[3][4]

Roman Empire: Reign of Blood
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Genre Drama
Based on Roman Empire
Directed by Richard Lopez
Starring Sean Bean
Aaron Jakubenko
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Cinematography Milton Kam
Distributor Netflix
Original network Netflix
Original release November 11, 2016 (2016-11-11)
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Historical people and eventsEdit

  • Commodus was Roman Emperor from 180 to 192. He also ruled as co-emperor with his father Marcus Aurelius from 177 until his father's death in 180.
  • Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus' death in 169. Marcus Aurelius was the last of the so-called Five Good Emperors. He was a practitioner of Stoicism, and his Greek-language writing, commonly known as the Meditations, is the most significant source of the modern understanding of ancient Stoic philosophy.
  • Faustina the Younger was a daughter of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius. She was a Roman Empress and wife to her maternal cousin Marcus Aurelius. Though Roman sources give a generally negative view of her character, she was held in high esteem by soldiers and her own husband and was given divine honors after her death.
  • Lucilla was the second daughter and third child of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and an elder sister to future Roman Emperor Commodus.
  • Avidius Cassius was a Roman general and usurper who briefly ruled Egypt and Syria in 175.



44–48 minutes episodes, all airing on November 11, 2016

  1. "Born in the Purple"
  2. "The Making of an Emperor"
  3. "Enemy of the Senate"
  4. "Rome is Burning"
  5. "Fight for Glory"
  6. "14 Days of Blood"

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ O'Keefe, Meghan (11 November 2016). "Roman Empire: Reign of Blood is an Uncensored Look at Ancient History". The Decider. 
  2. ^ Robinson, Joanna; Lawson, Richard (25 October 2016). "What's New on Netflix in November—and What to Watch Before It Disappears". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Netflix in July 2018: What's coming ... and going". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2018-07-03. 
  4. ^ "Roman Empire: Reign of Blood | Netflix Official Site". Retrieved 2018-07-03. 
  5. ^ "Bruttia Crispina". TV Maze. Retrieved 2 August 2017. 
  6. ^ O'Keefe, Meghan (15 November 2016). "'Roman Empire: Reign of Blood': Who was the Real Lucilla?". The Decider. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 

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