Production info

Caesarion
UK/USA, 2005  TV  

TV-series Rome

Lyndsey Marshal, James Purefoy, Max Pirkis, Ciaran Hinds
Directed by Stephen Shill

Having pursued Pompey into Egypt, Caesar arrives in Alexandria and meets the boy king Ptolemy XIII, who offers the general a surprise gift. Vorenus and Pullo play liberators again, freeing Ptolemy's incarcerated sister, Cleopatra. Caesar seeks payment from Egypt for past debts, and ends up forging a strategic union to ensure his legacy.

Episode 8 of the epic British-American television series "Rome", set during the last years of Julius Caesar's reign. The series centeres on two Roman soldiers, Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, and their families. The episode "Caesarion" derives it's title from the name of the son of Caesar and Cleopatra, whose nickname was Caesarion or "Little Caesar" and who is only seen at the end of the episode. Production company HBO approved a $100 million budget for the first season's production of a total of twelve 1-hour episodes. HBO has already announced that Rome will get a second season for 2007.


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