Empire (2005): S01E01 – Pilot


Introduction

Empire is an American historical television series for ABC. It is an historical drama set in 44 BC Rome, and covers the struggle of a young Octavius (Santiago Cabrera), the nephew and heir of Julius Caesar, to become the first emperor of Rome.

Octavius is helped in his quest by a fictitious gladiator called Tyrannus (Jonathan Cake).

Also known as Rome: Blood and Sand (UK alternative title).

Outline

Tyrannus is the bodyguard to Julius Caesar but, on the fatal day when the conspirators plan to murder Caesar, Tyrannus has been lured away by a gang in league with the assassins who have kidnapped his son Piso. Tyrannus manages to save his son but by the time he returns to the senate Caesar has been murdered, secretly leaving a will that names his adoptive nephew Octavian as his heir.

Empire Series

You can find a full index and overview of Empire here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 28 June 2005.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: TV-14.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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