PUBLISHED: 19:56, Wed, Oct 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 19:56, Wed, Oct 21, 2020
Barbarians is released on Netflix this Friday (October 23) as a new historical drama for fans of Vikings and The Last Kingdom. The series features Germanic warriors as they fight against the Roman Empire - here’s what fans need to know about the setting of the show and where it was filmed.
Netflix is returning with a brand-new historical action series this week called Barbarians.
The new show is set during the dramatic Battle of Teutoburg Forest, which took place in Nine CE.
The real blood-drenched battle saw Germanic warriors halting the northward advance of the Roman Empire.
History buffs will know this saw an alliance of Germanic peoples ambush and destroy three Roman legions.
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This was led by Arminius who was an officer who had acquired Roman citizenship.
As a result, he was able to deceive the Roman commanders and lead his men into victory.
The exact site of the battle is not actually known but there are some theories about where it was.
The main argument is how it took place in the Teutoburg Forest in the German states of Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia.