It is the First Historical Netflix Original Series made in Germany
Barbarians is the first German Netflix Original produced by Gaumont with Sabine de Mardt, Andreas Bareiss and Rainer Marquass at the helm. It airs on October 23rd only on Netflix
In 9 CE, several Germanic tribes unite to challenge the hitherto invincible Roman legions in a legendary battle, an unprecedented defeat that will change the course of history in Europe: The famous Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. Amidst the bloody battle, three childhood friends find themselves connected by a tragic fate and the future of the tribes is relying on them to outsmart the Roman legions. Their journey is marked by loyalty and betrayal, love and hate and ultimately risking to lose their bond forever.
- Arne Nolting, Jan Martin Scharf and Andreas Heckmann about Barbarians: “It is a character driven story. It is the tragic fate of three friends bound together by friendship and love, but all the while encountering many big challenges: What happens when friendship falls apart, when love is not reciprocated, and when loyalty is betrayed?”
- The producers Sabine de Mardt, Andreas Bareiss and Rainer Marquass add: “The production value and authenticity is very high and the series offers great entertainment for a global audience. Barbaren tells a highly emotional story about three figures that are pushed to their limits against the backdrop of the legendary Battle of Teutoburg Forest.”
- Rachel Eggebeen, German original series continues: “What fascinated us about Barbaren is the new perspective on the historical events of the Varus Battle. We know the Roman perspective because it has been handed down from the writings of the Romans, but not the Germanic side. The showrunners have worked closely with historians to make the series as authentic as possible – the Romans, for example, speak Latin throughout. At the same time there is a great story with strong characters. We are also excited about our three great leads – Jeanne Goursaud, David Schütter and Laurence Rupp – who audiences will fall in love with. In Barbara Eder we were also able to find a great director who skilfully staged the first four episodes and defined the tonality and visuality of the series. The series is one of our most ambitious productions this year that will entertain all audiences.”