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Shooting for Netflix’s popular German series 'Barbarians' season 2 begins

Barbarians fans will be pleased to know that the most successful German series on Netflix has started shooting for the second season after a very successful first-season run. 

Created by Andreas Heckmann, this historical drama series details the notorious battle at Teutoburg Forest where strong women helmed the Germanic warrior front and stopped the Roman Empire from encroaching on their territory. After an intense and grappling first season, the fight is still raging against the Romans. 

Actors like Jeanne Goursard, David Schutter and Laurence Rupp are coming back from the first season to join newcomers Daniel Donskoy, Murathan Muslu, Katharina Heyer, Alessandro Fella, Cynthia Micas and Giovanni Carta among others. 

Stefan Ruzowitzky, known for The Counterfeiters, will be helming the project that is being shot in the wilderness of Krakow, Poland. Each episode will be forty-five minutes long and season two is said to have six episodes to further the narrative arc. 

About the second season, Ruzowitzky expressed his thrill by saying, “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,” he added.

Andreas Bareiss, Sabine de Mardtand Rainer Marquass are still in charge of production. Bareiss said, “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.” 

Surpassing the popularity of Dark, Barbarians was Netflix’s most popular and widely acclaimed German-language series. Recently, it has been dethroned by the feature film Blood Red Sky that sees a mother turning into a monster while trying to protect her son on board a hijacked plane.  

The popularity of the show was a welcome change as it “confirmed” that a larger, and more international, audience can “enthuse 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,” stated the Manager of Netflix’s Local Originals, Jan Bennemann.