When I first heard of the new Sky series Britannia, I had high hopes. Ancient Britain, Druids, Celts, this has to be diversity-free, right? But, no, I thought. It’s got Romans, too. They might try and work some diversity angle in through the Romans. Looking at the trailer confirmed these suspicions.
Here we see a negro Roman soldier.
Later on we see a crazy-looking Briton talking to, presumably, the same negro’s beheaded head with the slogan “Not everyone wants to be civilised.”
So it looks like the propaganda angle on this is going to be: Big-hearted “Roman” negroes try to bring civilisation to the barbarous Britons who, because of their racism and xenophobia, fail to properly appreciate it.