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Barbarians (Miniseries): Rome Didn’t Fall in a Day

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Do you love Greco-Roman history?

Are you one of those people who enjoys epic Greco-Roman movies like 300 and Alexander?

If you do, and have access to History®, then you are in for a great treat this year because History® has commissioned an 8-part docu-drama chronicling the 700-year struggle to bring about the fall of the Roman Empire and will be airing it this year.

The name of the series?

Barbarians Rising.

Barbarians Rising is set to premier on different dates across the world.

Find the full premiere schedule in this post, and be sure not to miss this epic docu-drama about the rise of the Barbarians.

Where will you be able to watch the Barbarians (miniseries)?

You’ll be able to watch Barbarians Rising anywhere in the more than 185 territories where History® airs.

You can also now buy Season 1 online.

What is Barbarians (miniseries) about?

Barbarians Rising tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire from the perspective of the barbarian rebel leaders.

It is a visceral journey into the heart of a wave of rebellions against absolute power.

The Roman Empire called them “barbarians"—tribes the Romans viewed beyond the fringe of civilization that lived a brutish and violent existence.

However, these were also men and women who launched epic struggles that shaped the world to come.

Barbarians Rising chronicles the rise of the Barbarians.

What characters can you expect to see in Barbarians (miniseries)?

Barbarians Rising features nine of history’s greatest warriors:

Scene from Barbarians Rising

  • Hannibal, who vowed a blood oath at the age of nine;
  • Spartacus, the slave-turned-rebel who led a barbarian revolt;
  • Boudica, the Celtic warrior Queen;
  • Arminius, the stolen son of Germany;
  • Attila, scourge of the east;
  • The Goths, a fierce fighting people betrayed by the empire; and
  • The Vandals, the wandering raiders who dealt Rome’s final death blow.

These monumental tales tell the story of how one of the world’s greatest empires is undone by their aggressive quest for expansion.

Who is the talent behind Barbarians Rising?

Barbarians Rising is produced for HISTORY® by October Films.

Executive producers for HISTORY® are Kristen Burns and Russ McCarroll.

Adam Bullmore is the executive producer, Simon George (HISTORY®’s World War II From Space) is executive director, and Michael Waterhouse (HISTORY®’s The Bible) is the series producer for October Films.

A scene from Barbarians Rising

Barbarians Rising Premiere Dates

The Barbarians (miniseries) will premiere on different dates across the world.

Here is the full Barbarians Rising premiere schedule:

Territory Premiere Date
US & Canada June 6
Southeast Asia June 7
Africa June 20
United Kingdom June 22
Romania June 26
Poland June 28
Australia & Italy July 4
Europe July 17
India July
Latin America August
German-speaking Germany, Austria and Switzerland September 9-12
Japan Fall 2016
Spain/Portugal Fall 2016

If this is the sort of thing you are into, then keep your eyes open for the Barbarians (miniseries) this year.

In the meantime, check out the trailer below.

Barbarians Rising Trailer

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What are you most looking forward to learning about the rise of the Barbarians?

Which of the warriors mentioned above are you most looking forward to learning more about in Barbarians Rising?

Let me know by leaving me a comment below.

Until the next time,

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9 thoughts on “Barbarians (Miniseries): Rome Didn’t Fall in a Day”

Hi Linda,

Welcome to Chick About Town!

This is when Barbarians Rising will begin in different locales:

US: June 6
Canada: June 6
Southeast Asia: June 7
Africa: June 20
United Kingdom: June 22
Romania: June 26
Poland: June 28
Australia: July 4
Italy: July 4
Europe: July 17
India: July
Latin America: August
German-speaking Germany, Austria and Switzerland: September 9-12
Japan: Fall 2016
Spain/Portugal: Fall 2016

I hope that helps! 🙂

If the rest of the shows are as wrong and the first one then not only should you be taken off the air but be taken to court as well. Hannibal was not black. Statement of fact. so why are you showing him as black. I shall undertake every move that I can to get this program removed. You have harmed people by this act. Best you do some research so you can see who will be upset by your actions.

Hi Russel and Lamia,

Welcome to Chick About Town! I see the first episode has angered quite a few people. I haven’t watched it yet, because it hasn’t started to air in my territory, though I am sure looking forward to seeing it and seeing if it is indeed as far from the truth as some have said it is.

Just saw the beginning of the first episode. Hannibal was of Phoenician descent and not sub-Saharan African. The Phoenicians came from Palestine and established the city of Carthage. As such he should look like a Palestinian.This is the second time that he has been inaccurately portrayed in a TV series. Just noticed that someone else made a more forceful comment about this.

Hi William,

Welcome to Chick About Town! Thanks for the clarification. I wonder why the series directors chose to take this particular artistic license.


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