In brand new reality series Bromans, premiering Thursday 14 September at 9.00pm on ITV2, eight modernday lads are thrown back in time to see if they can cut it as Roman gladiators.
They will be joined on their journey back to ancient Rome by their girlfriends, and cameras will follow the couples as they immerse themselves in the ancient world. The boys are trained by the fearsome “Doctore”, played by David McIntosh, and take part in daily, physical tasks in preparation for the grand final – a battle in front of a baying crowd in a coliseum.
If they fail to make the grade, the would-be gladiators will be sent packing back to the 21st century. If they make it to the Emperor’s games, they are in with a chance of taking home the Emperor’s gold. Throughout the competition, the Emperor’s
assistant Dominus (Tom Bell) will act as the eyes and ears of the elusive Emperor. The boys’ girlfriends assist them in preparing for battle, as well as practising traditional Roman tasks like wine making and sculpting.
Narrating the proceedings is a real life Roman, Roman Kemp. In the first episode, some of Rome’s newest arrivals get off to a very revealing start when they don their Roman garments – togas and gold lame pants – for the first time.
Bromans Episode 1 airs Thursday 14 September 2017 from 9.00pm on ITV2.