Sometimes, historical dramas are the best way to create memorable moments on television and film. The German Original Series Barbarians is leading the charge in this fall. Set to be one of the most action-packed Originals of the year, we’re anticipating Barbarians to be a smash hit on Netflix. Here’s everything we know so far about Barbarians, including the plot, cast, trailer, and Netflix release date.
Barbarians, a German Netflix Original Historical-Drama series created by Jan Martin Scharf & Arne Nolting. Barbara Eder, Steve St. Leger and Steve St. Leger are the directors of this series. Gaumont was the producer of the series, and Andreas Heckman wrote the script.
On Friday 23 October, the first season as well as all six episodes will be streaming on Netflix.
This historical drama takes place during the Roman Imperial Campaign of Germania in 9 A.D. Publius Quinctilius Varus leads three Roman legions with its auxiliaries, while Arminius is a Germanic Chieftain who has been trained in Roman military tactics and unites the Germanic Tribes against their Southern invaders. Araminius, who moves against the Roman legions and its auxiliaries before they strike the Germanic tribes leads them in an attack that will change the course of history.
This story will be told through the point of view of the Germanic tribes.
Rachel Eggebeen (Director of International Originals, Netflix) spoke with DWDL in a conversation.
We know the Roman perspective because writings have been handed down from the Romans. But not from the Germanic side. The team at Gaumont has worked closely with historians, but at the same time also developed a great story with deep characters.
Here is the list of confirmed cast members for the Netflix Original German Series Barbarians.
|Role||Cast Member||Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?|
|Aminius||Laurence Rupp||Mission Impossible 5 | Dead in 3 Days | Cops|
|Marcus Caelus||Attila C. Arpa||Atomic Blonde | Red Sparrow | Inferno|
|Folkwin Wolfspeer||David Schutter||Charlie’s Angels | Strawberry Bubblegums | Never Look Away|
|Segestes||Bernhard Schutz||A Most Wanted Man | Eichwald, Member of the Bundestag | Sense8|
|Hadgan||Sergej Onopko||Red Sparrow | A Good Day to Die Hard | Spy|
|Luco||Marlon Boess||Spectre | Beautiful Girl | Party Hard Die Young|
|Claudius||László Demény||Red Sparrow | Terminator: Dark Fate | The Money|
|Pelagios||Nikolai Kinski||Yves Saint Laurent | Point Break | Klimt|
|Eigel||Mathis Landwehr||V for Vendetta | Speed Racer | Hitman: Agent 47|
|Rasklid||Sinha Melina Gierke||The Girl in the Spider’s Web | Weinberg | Kanun|
|Kunolf the Brukteer||Urs Rechn||Son of Saul | The King’s Surrender | X Company|