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The famous battle of the Teutoburg Forest, in which Germanic warriors halted the northward advance of the Roman Empire in AD 9, is the focus of "The Barbarians."
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Series cast summary:
Laurence Rupp ...  Arminius 6 episodes, 2020
Jeanne Goursaud ...  Thusnelda 6 episodes, 2020
David Schütter ...  Folkwin Wolfspeer 6 episodes, 2020
Bernhard Schütz ...  Segestes 6 episodes, 2020
Sophie Rois ...  Seeress Runa 6 episodes, 2020
Gaetano Aronica Gaetano Aronica ...  Varus 6 episodes, 2020
Jeremy Miliker Jeremy Miliker ...  Ansgar 6 episodes, 2020
Eva Verena Müller Eva Verena Müller ...  Irmina 5 episodes, 2020
Nikolai Kinski ...  Pelagios 5 episodes, 2020
Matthias Weidenhöfer ...  Golmad 5 episodes, 2020
Sergej Onopko ...  Hadgan 5 episodes, 2020
Nicki von Tempelhoff Nicki von Tempelhoff ...  Reik Segimer 4 episodes, 2020
Florian Schmidtke Florian Schmidtke ...  Talio 4 episodes, 2020
Denis Schmidt ...  Rurik 4 episodes, 2020
Finn Reiter Finn Reiter ...  Young Arminius 4 episodes, 2020
Ronald Zehrfeld ...  Berulf 3 episodes, 2020
Arved Birnbaum Arved Birnbaum ...  Aldarich 3 episodes, 2020
Pilát Márk Pilát Márk ...  Tanno 3 episodes, 2020
Soma Danhauser Soma Danhauser ...  Centurion Maximus 3 episodes, 2020
Gergo Kun Gergo Kun ...  Vala - Legate 3 episodes, 2020
Dániel Hernádi Dániel Hernádi ...  Eggius - Legate 3 episodes, 2020
Mathis Landwehr ...  Eigil 3 episodes, 2020
Marlon Boess ...  Luco 3 episodes, 2020
László Demény ...  Claudius 3 episodes, 2020
Diego Riace Diego Riace ...  Quintus - Tribune 2 episodes, 2020
Valerio Morigi ...  Metellus - Centurion 2 episodes, 2020
Sebastian Griegel Sebastian Griegel ...  Hanno 2 episodes, 2020
Sinha Melina Gierke ...  Raskild 2 episodes, 2020
Urs Rechn ...  Kunolf the Brukteer 2 episodes, 2020
Roland Tzafetás Roland Tzafetás ...  Bructeri Rat 2 episodes, 2020
Zsolt Zágoni ...  Wounded Legionary 2 episodes, 2020


The famous battle of the Teutoburg Forest, in which Germanic warriors halted the northward advance of the Roman Empire in AD 9, is the focus of "The Barbarians."

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The actors depicting the German tribespeople in the series speak in German (albeit Modern German) but this series is notable as one of the only historical dramas of its kind in which dialogue for the Roman characters is all spoken in classical Latin. See more »


The people in this series are shown using stirrups. However, stirrups were not used at the time. The Goths, for instance, used them against the Romans with great effect, about 300-400 years after the time this series is set. See more »

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Good, enjoyable, ambitious, with flaws
28 October 2020 | by martin-andersson22See all my reviews

Barbarians is an ambitious attempt to tell stories from the most fascinating time of European history. That are never told.

Technically it is one of the best historical dramas out there. Dress, houses, weapons, armor, hairstyles and so on, this show made the best effort ever made to get it right or to make a good interpetation of what little data exist.

Doubleplussuperextra good for the language. The Germans speak German, the Romans speak Latin. Fantastic! Very immersive and very interesting.

What the show fails with is to recreate German society and value systems of the day. Something that would have been extremely difficult and risky to do, it could have turned into a grisly flop insulting everyone. Instead the show makes a compromise between contemporary sensibilities and some guesswork of past societies. I think this is acceptable. And sure, the girl power aspect of the show is a nod to woke culture. However, the Germans of old did tell stories of heroic ladies. And at least we are spared the shieldmaiden platoons of the tv show Vikings. Here we just have the playing up of one extraordinary woman that is mentioned in history.

Casting is also very good. Nothing ruins a show more than bad casting and here they got it right. Tushnelda is especially well casted.

One thing that was a bit disturbing to me is the ages of people in the show, too many old people, too few young people too few children. A tip to any future show is to be inspired by a harsh war torn place in the third world rather than contemporary European or American society whith this aspect. The Germans of 0 AD was a people teeming with youth and life. Not an old dying one.

Overall, very good effort, very enjoyable result. Hoping for more!

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German | Latin

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23 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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