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The Bromans arrive on ITV2

Published: Wed 12 Jul 2017

The Bromans arrive on ITV2
Eight 21st century lads are to be transported back to the Roman Empire to see if they can cut it as gladiators.  Bromans is a brand new 8 x 60 reality game show from Electric Ray which will be broadcast on ITV2 later this year.
The handsome boys will fight it out with help from their loving girlfriends. They may have the muscles but do these lads have what it takes to go down in history? Cameras will follow eight modern day couples as they're transported to an ancient world where they'll live and fight like gladiators did 2000 years ago.
Along the way there’ll be blood, sweat and tears. However, only the very best will make it through to the Emperor's Games where one of them will emerge victorious and take home the Emperor's gold (which today works out at ‘approximately' £10,000!). 
The boys will be trained by the fearsome "Doctore", played by David McIntosh, and take part in daily, physical tasks, leading up to a grand final where they’ll battle it out in a colosseum in front of a baying crowd. Those who don't cut it will be banished from the city.  
Acting as the eyes and ears of the elusive Emperor is the Emperor's Assistant, "Dominus", played by Tom Bell. 
The boy’s girlfriends will join them on their journey, helping to train and prepare them for the Games as well as immersing themselves in ancient Roman tasks - from wine making to sculpting. 
Whilst living in ‘ancient Rome’, the couples will wear the attire of the day - sandals, leather loin cloths and gold lamé pants, whilst sharing a living space inside a Roman palace.  But will these modern men survive in an ancient world, and more importantly, who will triumph in the Emperor’s Games? 
Voice over is provided by a real life Roman - Roman Kemp.
Ben Kelly, Executive Producer, Electric Ray said “The Romans gave us roads, viaducts and basic sanitation but ‘Bromans’ may prove to be their greatest legacy. Over 8 weeks our couples will train, live and carpe diem together, all the while battling to triumph at the Emperor’s Games. It is ancient Rome like you’ve never seen it before.”
Siobhan Greene, ITV’s Head of Entertainment Commissioning says “Bromans takes modern day lads and their girlfriends back in time to live like gladiators in Ancient Rome. We promise you a reality series that looks like no other - and with such original content I can't wait for ITV2 viewers to watch open mouthed at their funny sexy and super competitive antics.”
Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions said “ITV2 will be transporting eight sexy couples back to ancient Rome this Autumn with the arrival of Bromans to the channel. It’s a great new fun entertainment format that combines physical challenges and actual reality as they all live together in this unique environment.”
Bromans is an Electric Ray production for ITV2 with Ben Kelly, Karl Warner and Meredith Chambers as Executive Producers. Peter Tierney as Series Producer and Rob Fisher as Series Director.
Bromans has been commissioned for ITV2 by Paul Mortimer, Director of Digital Channels and Siobhan Greene, ITV’s Head of Entertainment.