Watch: Barbarians (Luganda Translated) (Season 1, Episode 1 - Wolf and Eagle)
The Plot: The famous battle of the Teutoburg Forest, in which Germanic warriors halted the northward advance of the Roman Empire in AD 9, is the focus of "The Barbarians."
Stars: Laurence Rupp, Jeanne Goursaud, David Schütter
Director: Andreas Heckmann, Arne Nolting, Jan Martin Scharf
Cherusci tribal chief Segimer bristles at the increasing demands of new governor Varus. Secret lovers Thusnelda and Folkwin deal Rome a symbolic blow. The theft of the standard provokes a crisis, reuniting Roman officer Arminius with his father Segimer, and childhood friends Folkwin and Thusnelda. Ari commands troops ordered by Varus to hunt down and kill Folkwin, whose family and home village are put in danger for his act of defiance. Ari embraces his new role with the Cherusci but his shift of allegiances runs deeper than Varus knows. Thusnelda and Folkwin rally a rival tribe. Ari and Thusnelda forge a political marriage and begin uniting the fractious Germanic tribes. Folkwiin is believed dead but has actually been enslaved.