‘Barbarians’ is a German war drama that follows a fictional retelling of the Roman Empire’s capture of Germania, and the resulting rebellion of the local tribes led by Arminius.
‘Barbarians’ season 2 will stream on Netflix from October 21.
Cast & creators
- Laurence Rupp as Arminius
- Jeanne Goursaud as Thusnelda
- David Schütter as Folkwin Wolfspeer
- Bernhard Schütz as Segestes
- Nicki von Tempelhoff as Segimer
Written by Jan Martin Scharf, Arne Nolting, and Andreas Heckmann
Directed by Stephen St. Leger and Barbara Eder
“A year after Varus’ defeat, a new Roman general gets settled in Germania as Ari seeks to become king of all the tribes — but a rival stands in his way.”
The lead character Arminius was a leader of the Germanic Cherusci tribe. He is best known for commanding an group of tribes at the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD, in which three Roman legions were destroyed.
Arminius and his people prepare for another battle as more Roman leaders enter the region. As new conflicts get closer, an internal dispute arises among the tribes.