Barbarians was a huge hit for Netflix when it was released in October 2020.
In the first four weeks of release, more than 37 million households watched the series.
A German historical war drama created by Andreas Heckmann, Arne Nolting and Jan Martin Scharf, Barbarians is a fictional account of events during the Roman Empire's occupation of Germania.
That resulted in a rebellion of the Germanic tribes led by Arminius, the son of a Barbarian Chief.
Having been taken from his family as a boy and raised in Rome his loyalties are split when he sees the atrocities inflicted by Roman soldiers on his former people.
Barbarians Season 2 Release Date
You always know when Netflix is on to a winner as they renew the show very quickly.
That's exactly what happened with Barbarians season 2. Just under a month after the series premiered, Netflix gave the thumbs up to a second season.
We know that it has been filmed and is in post-production. We also know that Netflix has announced it will premiere on October 21st 2022.
They haven't put out an official full-length trailer yet, so you can watch the Barbarians Season 2 teaser trailer to keep you going until then.
Barbarians Season 1 Recap
If you haven't seen Barbarians, the story goes like this…
Arminius (Laurence Rupp) is taken from his family home and brought to Rome as an insurance policy so the Germans don't rebel against their Roman masters.
Years later, when he is sent back to Germania, he sees that his own people are being brutally treated and decides to essentially defect from the Roman army.
Knowing how good the Romans are, along with friends Thusnelda (Jeanne Goursaud) and Folkwin (David Schütter), he starts uniting the various tribes under one banner.
That then culminates in a massive ambush of three Roman legions.
Barbarians Season 2 What Happens
So now that we know how the first season of Barbarians played out, we return one year after the Varus Battle in Barbarians Season 2.
The Roman troops have returned to Germania, stronger than ever, and Ari is confronted with his Roman past once more.
His brother has joined the Roman side in order to punish Ari for his betrayal of Rome.
While Thusnelda and Ari join forces to unite the tribes against Rome, Folkwin ominously challenges the gods.
That's because Folkwin feels betrayed by Ari and in the aftermath of a great victory, it looks increasingly likely that Arminius and Thusnelda could claim the title of King and Queen of the tribes.
So will Folkwin betray his best friends? All will be revealed in Season 2.