Empire (2005): S01E04 – The Hunt


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).


Antony takes Octavian and Tyrannus to his villa though Tyrannus is suspicious of their host, especially as he tries to separate him from Octavian. Antony invites a group of citizens loyal to Julius Caesar to the villa and Octavian outlines his plan of a Roman empire to them though reception is mixed. Tyrannus is still sceptical but leaves for Cyprus to check on the welfare of his family. Antony meanwhile persuades Octavian that they should sign a pact wherein if anything happens to the one all his power is bequeathed to the other. Too late Octavian realises that he has…

Empire Series

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 12 July 2005.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: TV-14.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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