David Farr's (The Night Manager) visceral eight-part retelling of the fall of Troy is inspired by Homer and the Greek myths.
Told from the perspective of the Trojan family at the heart of the siege, Troy: Fall of a City is an epic story of love and war, intrigue, betrayal and belonging. Combining thrilling adventure, gripping battles and heart-breaking intimacy, it dramatises the psychological repercussions of life-changing decisions amid the devastation of war.
Following a fateful encounter with the gods, the life of young herdsman Paris (Louis Hunter, Jack Goes Home) changes forever. At the Troy city games he discovers something extraordinary about himself, and, on a trip to Sparta as a guest of Menelaus (Jonas Armstrong, Edge of Tomorrow) he falls in love with his beautiful, unhappy queen Helen (Bella Dayne, Humans), provoking the Greek army, led by Menelaus' brother Agamemnon (Johnny Harris, Snow White and the Huntsman) to attack Troy and bring her back.