Barbarians Rising

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  • TV-14
  • 2016
  • 1 Season
  • 7.7  (2,232)

Barbarians Rising is a thrilling miniseries produced by History, featuring some of the world's most intriguing historical warriors. The show explores the epic stories and violent history of some of the world's most notorious barbarian tribes and their fights against the great empires of ancient times.

Throughout the eight-episode series, audiences are taken on a journey through different cultures from around the world, uncovering their unique beliefs, fierce traditions, and bloody battles. The show uses a mix of expert historical commentary and stunning cinematic reenactments which makes for an immersive experience for the audience.

Each episode of the series is dedicated to a specific group of barbarians, highlighting their rise to power and their eventual fall as they clash with some of the world's most powerful, military forces in a bid for glory and independence.

Viewers are introduced to a wide array of warriors, including Hannibal Barca, the Carthaginian general who brought Rome to its knees in the Punic Wars; Boudicca, the warrior queen of the Iceni who fought against the Roman Empire; the Vikings, who raided and pillaged Europe for over 300 years, and many more. These ferocious warriors come from a range of backgrounds and cultures, including Celtic, Germanic, and even African.

Throughout the series, audiences are treated to spectacular battle sequences, featuring thousands of extras, impressive weaponry, and stunning visual effects. One of the standout moments of the series is undoubtedly the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, where viewers get to witness the Roman army suffer a devastating defeat at the hands of the Germanic tribes.

As well as the captivating reenactments, the series also features expert analysis from historians, archeologists, and military strategists, who provide context and insights into the historical events covered in each episode. The experts provide their insight into the psychological and strategic mindsets of the warriors, their tactics, weaponry, and training, making for an educational as well as entertaining viewing experience.

Michael Ealy narrates the series, bringing a dramatic flair to the storytelling, while historian and author Barry Strauss serves as an expert commentator. Richard Riddell is also featured in the show, portraying Arminius, one of the most successful Germanic military commanders to fight against the Romans.

Overall, Barbarians Rising is a captivating miniseries that provides an intimate look into the fascinating world of some of history's most notorious and intriguing warriors. With breathtaking battle scenes, expert commentary, and a range of engaging characters, this series is a must-watch for anyone interested in history or epic action-drama.

Barbarians Rising is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (11 episodes). The series first aired on June 6, 2016.

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4. Ruin
June 27, 2016
Alaric's Goths sack Rome; Attila the Hun seizes power through chaos and destruction while the barbarians move in for the kill.
3. Revenge
June 20, 2016
Arminius combines tribes and organizes an ambush to push Rome out of Germania; Boudica causes bloody havoc on the Empire; and Rome's betrayal of the Goths results in an apocalyptic clash.
2. Rebellion
June 13, 2016
Rome brings its enemies inside its borders as the age of Empire begins.
1. Resistance
June 6, 2016
An epic 700-year battle for freedom begins as the barbarians rise against Rome; Hannibal builds a rebel alliance and conquers the Alps; the shepherd Viriathus unleashes a wave of resistance to save his people from destruction.
Episode 1
101. Episode 1
June 6, 2016
The battle for supremacy begins when the ancient world divides into two: Roman vs. Barbarian. Hannibal builds the first great alliance to defeat the barbarians of Rome before they are unstoppable.
Episode 2
102. Episode 2
January 8, 2016
In ancient Hispania, Rome seeks revenge on the barbarian tribes who fought with Hannibal in their failed campaign to overthrow the Republic.
Episode 3
103. Episode 3
June 13, 2016
Rome rules the Mediterranean with an iron hand and embarks on a strategy of domination through expansion. Conquering and enslaving the barbarians of every new territory they claim.
Episode 4
104. Episode 4
January 8, 2016
The Republic becomes an empire and follows a policy of Romanization designed to educate the barbarians, but even the first emperor, Augustus Caesar, is blind to the growing enemies within the very ranks of Rome.
Episode 5
105. Episode 5
January 8, 2016
The Barbarian resistance increases in a do or die by confrontation with the Empire.
Episode 6
106. Episode 6
January 8, 2016
Boudica tries to beat Rome in their own wild game in one of the bloodiest rebellions in history.
Episode 7
107. Episode 7
June 27, 2016
The Roman Empire is the world's first superpower, but it has grown so much that it is now more of a weakness than an advantage, and the cost of keeping the barbarians at bay is high.
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Barbarians Rising is available for streaming on the History website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Barbarians Rising on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, History Vault, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 6, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (2,232)