Literally, throughout history, there have been stories that were just made for the big screen. Some of these historical moments led to the best cinematic moments we’ve seen in cinema and television history. This Fall, one to make a statement for history will be German Original Barbarians. Among all of the Originals this year, this one’s said to be the most filled with action––and with that assumption, it’s safe to also assume that this will be one of Netflix’s hits in 2020.
Here’s everything you need to know about Barbarians from the plot to the cast, trailer and the awaited release date on the streaming giant.
Created by Jan Martin Scharf and Arne Nolting, Barbarians is an upcoming historical-drama Netflix Original from Germany. Barbara Eder and Steve St. Leger will be wearing the crowns of directors for the series alongside scriptwriter in Andreas Heckman. The production of the German series will be spearheaded by Gaumont.
As for the plot, the historical-drama Netflix Original will be taking place in the year 9 A.D. during the Roman Imperial campaign of Germania. The Germanic tribes are led by Publius Quinctilius Varus and Germain Chieftain Arminius who are responsible for auxiliaries and military tactics respectively. These tribes make an effort to stop the Southern invaders, and as the night grows darker, Arminus and the Germanic tribes would ambush the enemies––altering history until this day.
The first season, alongside its six episodes, will be available on the streaming giant on the 23rd of October, 2020.
As for the perspective of the story, we’ll be looking at it through the Germanic tribes considering that the plot revolves more around the leaders of the campaign.
The Director of International Originals at Netflix, Rachel Eggebeen, had this to say with German news site DWDL:
“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.”