As the Romans do

Get acquainted with the musclebound cast of new reality show ‘Bromans’

From Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming to Joe Orton’s What The Butler Saw, the English have a long, storied tradition of pushing the culture forward with their penchant for hypnotic lyricism, sly subversion, and acerbic wit, but none of that’s important right now.

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Anyone looking for an antidote to prestige TV should check out Bromans, a new show out of the UK that throws a bunch of muscly British dudes to the lions, forcing them into all sorts of sadistic scenarios that wouldn’t have been out of place in ancient Rome. You know, this sort of thing:

Here’s how ITV describes the show in their press release:

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!).

Advance praise for Bromans is already hitting a fever pitch:

In advance of Bromans‘ September 14th premiere, we thought you’d like to get acquainted with some standout members of the hyper-jacked cast before they all drown in a pool of their own testosterone. Have at it:

Dino Portelli

Tian Delgado

Loving these mesh caps from @ravvintage make sure you go check them out ?

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Saturday grind??? Wearing my @goldenequation gym shorts ?

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Brandon Meyers


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Capital B.

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Chilling at home in my @bucksandco camo joggers ? these are so nice, use my code BRANDON30 for 30% off ? #buckup

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I love this shot for @acescouture ? Now nationwide at @footasylum ??

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Glenn Klauber

@wearefstvl ?

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Summers not over, it's just begun ? #pengting #tanned #summer #life #living #bethebest

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Jordan Taylor

Countdown begins #bromans #itv2 tune in 9pm Thursday the 14th !! Prepare for a sick show [email protected]

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??? lid on it saying

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London bound !

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  • tham

    I would like for them to have maybe 75% less tattoos…but I’ll probably shame watch…at least a couple episodes.


    Cor’blimey donnit make’ya proud to come from ol’ Blighty! Salute

    Gloria Exercitus

  • eeebee333

    I’m ready for the apocalypse anytime.

  • Ummmm Yeah

    Spartacus on Starz was better gladiator porn and they could show dicks.

    • Chris


    • BGinBigD


    • prarie pup

      I wholeheartedly concur.

    • JamJewel

      Play gay gladiators unafraid to mix it up with each other!

  • Thad

    I won’t be watching since I am on the wrong side of the pond. Still, with “reality TV” there’s always hope for a moment of truth, a random act of kindness, a glimmer of humanity. But that was “Celebrity Fit Club,” when Jay was there for Shar when she was at her limits. This show? I wouldn’t count on it.

  • luvit00

    isn’t that david mcintosh in the first clip

  • Sam6969

    I would help for the massage before and after the fights.

  • jhon_siders

    A LOT less ink please The Real roman legions had a tattoo to ID them but not all the ghetto that the guys have now . And be nice to see some natural body hair I call the guys like this see Tarzan hear Jane (EG)

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