Here is everything you need to know about the current status of Barbarians Season 2 on Netflix.
Barbarians, also known in German as Barbaren, is a 2020 German historical war drama television series created by Andreas Heckmann, Arne Nolting, and Jan Martin Scharf. The dramatization of the Germanic tribes’ subsequent rebellion under the leadership of Arminius during the Roman Empire’s occupation of Germania is a work of fiction. Barbarians also made every top ten list on Netflix in the world. On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 86% from critics’ reviews and an average rating of 83% from audience scores.
According to IMDb, the overall score of the series is 7.2/10 · 23,640 votes. Hence, it is no surprise that the show was renewed for more seasons as this drama series was able to capture the interest of viewers all around the world. If you’re a fan of the series, we’ve compiled a list of all the things you should look forward to for the time being while you recap the previous seasons before diving into the new season when it will be available to watch on the streaming platform. Continue reading to find out if Barbarians Season 2 will premiere in July 2022.
Is Barbarians renewed for another season?
Yes, it’s official the Netflix series is all set to return for another season. The second season of the show was approved by Netflix just under a month after its debut. The European Netflix Twitter accounts, including those for France and Germany, broke the news. Take a look at the official post shared by Netflix, quoting, “À L’ATTAAAAAAAQUUUUUUUUE !”
À L’ATTAAAAAAAQUUUUUUUUE ! pic.twitter.com/snWRONn7K9
— Netflix France (@NetflixFR) November 10, 2020
Is Barbarians Season 2 coming to Netflix in July 2022?
As of July 18, 2022, we can assure readers that Barbarians Season 2 won’t be available on Netflix this July 2022. The network has yet to disclose the anticipated premiere date for the upcoming season. According to reports, Netflix confirmed that the second season was greenlit on 10 November 2020. Since then, neither Netflix nor the show’s official social media handles have officially announced the series’ debut date, leading to much speculation among fans.
Moreover, the recent production status of the series is also not confirmed by the creators, which will lead to the post-production stage as it will take some time to perfect the episodes in order to make the next season much more compelling for the fans. We suggest fans be patient for some time as these announcements take their time to be published and are made in a scheduled manner by the streaming platforms.
Why did Netflix renew Barbarians for Season 2?
Before recently being surpassed by the feature Blood Red Sky, which was watched by more than 50 million households in its first 28 days, Barbarians was Netflix’s most popular German series or movie.
According to Deadline, showrunner Stefan Ruzowitzky commented on the second season: “I am really happy to be part of the continuation of this great series and looking forward to the cooperation with the entire team in front of and behind the camera. We were able to win further great actors and actresses over whose characters enrich the narrative density of Barbarians even more.”
Executive producer Andreas Bareiss of Gaumont added: “After the Varus Battle was fought, we really trusted in being able to continue the thrilling story around Arminius, Thusnelda and Folkwin. Now we are all the more happy to send our heroes on another adventurous journey of love, friendship and betrayal. Adventures that couldn’t be more emotional and exciting.”
Jan Bennemann, Manager of Local Originals at Netflix, added: “The worldwide success of the first season of Barbarians once again confirmed that we can enthuse a large international audience with local stories from local creatives and talents. We are all the more grateful that the historical sources offer sufficient potential for an exciting follow-up. So, we are happy that we can continue the successful collaboration with Sabine de Mardt, Andreas Bareiss, and Rainer Marquass of Gaumont in the form of a second season.”
Barbarians Season 2 Potential Release Date
The exact release date for Barbarians Season 2 has not been confirmed by the network as of July 13, 2022. The production stage of the series is still ongoing, so any information on the release date seems way too soon. But on the bright side, it is reported that the upcoming season will not be delayed and will be released sooner than anticipated.
The release of Barbarians Season 2 on Netflix in the fall or winter of 2022 was announced by Netflix Germany at the beginning of the year. The series will resume in the Fall, as we now know, thanks to Netflix’s Geeked Week event. We received our first teaser trailer (below) along with the announcement of the release date for the fall. As a result, Netflix will publish and confirm the exact official release date for the next season in the following months. Until then, fans should keep an eye on it.
Barbarians Season 2 Production Status
The second season of the historical action series, which is one of Netflix’s most popular German shows, is now in production, which is good news for fans of Barbarians. Filming will take place in Krakow, Poland, and the surrounding area for six 45-minute episodes. Episodes 1-3 and 6 will be directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters), who also serves as showrunner and an actor.
Barbarians Season 2 Plot and Episodes Updates
Netflix Germany recently released a statement quoting, “A year after the Varus Battle, the Roman troops have returned to Germania, stronger than ever, and Ari is once again confronted with his Roman past. His brother has joined the Roman side to punish Ari for his betrayal of Rome. While Thusnelda and Ari try to unite the tribes against Rome, Folkwin makes a sinister challenge to the gods.”
Moreover, the upcoming season is expected to continue its plotline from the finale episode of the first season, The Battle, which was released on October 23, 2020. The episode is directed by Stephen St. Leger and written by Jan Martin Scharf, Arne Nolting, and Andreas Heckmann. In the episode, the viewers got to see that Arminius leads Varus and three Roman legions into the Teutoburg Forest and into history. Thusnelda makes a bloody sacrifice to preserve the alliance.
While it’s difficult to predict the upcoming season’s exact plot structure this early on, it’s been speculated that the next season would pick up any cliffhangers and subplots and delve right into this world by giving fans something different to look at instead of the same old themes just like the prior season. Viewers and critics from all around the world have thus far given the reception a positive review. Consequently, the series will entice viewers to watch it when it airs on the streaming platform.
So, it will be interesting to see how they deal with this added pressure and introduce something new to the series for a satisfactory conclusion to the second season. Moreover, the renewal came alongside confirmation we’ll be getting six episodes for Barbarians Season 2, with each having a runtime of around 45 minutes. The precise episode titles and synopsis for the future season cannot be confirmed as of July 13, 2022. So, fans are advised to wait patiently and binge-watch the prior season in the meantime to refresh their recollection of important storylines.
Barbarians Season 2 Cast and Crew
The main cast members of the series who are expected to reprise their roles are listed below with their character descriptions:
- Jeanne Goursaud as Thusnelda
- Laurence Rupp as Arminius
- David Schütter as Folkwin Wolfspeer
- Daniel Donskoy as Flavus
- Bernhard Schütz as Segestes
Moreover, joining in new roles are Robert Maaser will play Odvulf, and Murathan Muslu will notably play the lead villain in Season 2, called Maroboduus the Marcomanni King. Andrea Garofalo will play Aulus. As mentioned, Stefan Ruzowitzky will debut in Season 2 as well as Katharina Heyer, Alessandro Fella, Cynthia Micas, Gabriele Rizzoli, and Giovanni Carta. Stefan Ruzowitzky (known for The Counterfeiters and Hinterland) is on board as showrunner for the second season he is also confirmed to be directing and will even be acting this season too. In addition to this, Lennart Ruff will also be directing episodes in season 2.
Barbarians Season 2 Time Slot
If we take the prior season and most of the Netflix series into consideration with a bit of speculation, then the upcoming seasons of Barbarians will have the same premiere time as other shows on the streaming service, which is 12:00 AM (PT) or 3:00 AM (ET). In order to receive updates on when Barbarians Season 2 premieres on Netflix, interested viewers can also enable notifications.
Where to stream Barbarians Season 2?
When Barbarians Season 2 draws close to the release date, the series will be available exclusively on Netflix, with all previous episodes of Season 1 also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options. The video quality and quantity of screens you can use to stream Netflix simultaneously depend on the package you choose. You may play mobile games and stream movies and TV shows at no additional cost with any of their services.
Barbarians Season 2 Official Trailer
The first teaser trailer along with the announcement of the release date for the fall, was released by Netflix on Jun 6, 2022. Take a look at the official teaser below:
Barbarians Official Synopsis
According to Netflix, the official synopsis states, “Torn between the mighty empire that raised him and his own tribal people, a Roman officer’s conflicted allegiances lead to an epic historical clash.”
Catch up on the previous episodes while you wait for more Barbarians Season 2 updates.