There is nothing more exciting than witnessing an epic historical battle on screen. And Netflix’s Barbarians provides exactly that, in addition to brilliant drama and intense characters. After the premiere of the first season in October 2020, every fan has been asking about Barbarians Season 2. But will it ever happen? Let us find that out-
Netflix’s Barbarians is a historical action drama web series that debuted on the streaming service in 2020. The series created by Arne Nolting, Jan Martin Scharf, and Andreas Heckmann revolves around the conflict between the Germanic and the Roman Empire. The show follows a German warrior named Arminius and how he leads his people in the war against the mighty Roman empire.
Will Netflix Return With Barbarians Season 2?
Netflix dropped the first season of Barbarians on October 23, 2020. After an intriguing first season, fans have been excited for Barbarians Season 2. However, there has been no official announcement from the creators or the streaming service about the second installment of the series. Although, given how the show has managed to blow the minds of history nerds and fans of historical drama, there is a very bright chance that the show will return for a second season.
What Could Happen In Barbarians Season 2?
The historical drama series, Barbarians is set in 9 A.D. during the Roman Imperial Campaign of the Germania era. Publius Quinctilius Varus was leading three Roman legions and their auxiliaries. On the other hand, there was a Germanic leader named Arminius who had a stronghold over Roman military tactics. He united and commanded the Germanic people against the invasion of the Romans.
The first season of the series ended with a destructive battle ends in which the Germanic tribes managed to defeat the Roman invaders during the Battle of Teutoburg Forest. Varus’s severed head to Maroboduus, king of the Marcomanni by Arminius, he also proposed to him an anti-Roman coalition. So, Barbarians Season 2 will likely pick up after Maroboduus rejects Arminius’s offer and sends the head to Rome for burial when the series returns for another season.
Additionally, Thusnelda and Arminius’s relationship arc while Folkwin will be handled in the second season. At the end of Barbarians, she was pregnant with Arminius’ son. And Runa predicted that the Gods have their own way of disciplining pretenders. So, what awaits the future of her unborn kid? As per history, it’s tragic. Again, long-time friends. Arminius and Folkwin might go into war since both of them love the same woman. It will be intriguing to find out how this love triangle unfolds in season 2.
Is Barbarians A True Story?
Whenever we see an intriguing historical drama, the first question pop into our minds is whether it is a true story! Well, the answer is yes, the series Barbarians is inspired by real historical events. The war of the Teutoburg Forest actually did take place in the year 9 A.D. This happened in a was a time when before Roman Christian empire was at the peak of its strength.
Caesar Augustus was still alive and governed over an enormous kingdom, extending from the coast of northern Africa in the south to modern-day Britain in the north. Rome enjoyed unparalleled military, financial, and infrastructural growth under first Roman King. This is why the Germanic triumph over the Imperial powers is an outstanding feat.