Roman Empire is an American-Canadian television documentary based on historical events of the Roman Empire. The show is in the anthology format with each season presenting an independent story. Season 1, "Reign of Blood", is a six-part story centered on Emperor Commodus. Jeremiah Murphy and Peter Sherman collaborated on writing the first season, with Richard Lopez directing. It premiered on Netflix on November 11, 2016. Season 2, "Master of Rome", is a five-part story of the rise of Julius Caesar and the fall of the Roman Republic. Season 2 premiered on July 27, 2018. Season 3 premiered on Netflix on April 5, 2019 and centers on Emperor Caligula.