Based loosely on Homers ancient Greek epic poem 'Iliad', Troy: Fall of a City tells the story of the 10 year siege of the ancient city of Troy by the Greeks, after Paris, the young prince of Troy falls in love with the wife of a Greek king and elopes with her.
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The series gained controversy for the casting of Black actors Hakeem Kae-Kazeem and David Gyasi in the respective roles of Zeus and Achilles; Kae-Kazeem hit back at this, claiming the BBC was not "blackwashing" the series. See more
The siege is supposed to last a decade, yet Evander (a little boy) is shown to always have the same age (it is said he is 9 years old during the later episodes). We meet him in the first episodes, when he technically should have been either unborn or a baby. See more
Referenced in Front Row: Episode #2.6