Empire (TV Mini-Series 2005)

TV Mini-Series   |  TV-14   |    |  Action, Drama, History

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Epic four-hour series about the rise of Octavius who succeeds Julius Caesar and tangles with Marc Anthony for control of the Roman empire and finally went on to become the emperor Augustus.




  • Emily Blunt at an event for Empire (2005)
  • Vincent Regan and Santiago Cabrera in Empire (2005)
  • Empire (2005)
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  • Emily Blunt in Empire (2005)
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29 June 2005 | raymondjcolombaro
| Roman-style soap opera
After all the teasers, I watched the pilot & found it typically Disneyfied. It takes historical characters of late first century BCE and early 1st century CE and weaves a majestic tapestry of fabrication. It then hangs it on a few pegs of historical truth and expects you to swallow the whole story as fact, when it's mostly fiction. Some of this lack of fidelity to history has been pointed out by others already, so I shall not belabor the point. Having the adequate & comely Santiago Cabrera play Octavian or Octavianus, NOT Octavius! is a stretch. The future first emperor of Rome was 18 not 28 in 44 BCE. Given the state of cultural/historical illiteracy today, I am not surprised by 'Empire.' Afterall, it's Disney/ABC and not the History channel or PBS.

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Release Date:

28 June 2005



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Filming Locations

Rome, Lazio, Italy

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

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