Tom Hopper in Barbarians Rising

Tom Hopper in Barbarians Rising

Brand New and Exclusive Series coming to HISTORY® (DStv 186) in June.

Barbarians Rising, an exciting new docu-drama series available exclusively on HISTORY® (DStv 186), tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire from the perspective of the barbarian rebel leaders. And while the line-up of actors is still to be revealed, it has been announced that Tom Hopper (Black Sails’ Billy Bones) plays the role of Arminius in that episode.

The 8 x 60 minute series reveals the true story of the 700-year struggle to bring down the Roman Empire; one of most powerful empires the world has ever known.

Barbarians Rising features some of history’s greatest warriors, including:

  • Hannibal, who vowed a blood oath at the age of nine;
  • Spartacus, the slave-turned-rebel who led a bloody 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;
  • The Vandals, the wandering raiders who dealt Rome’s final death blow.

This monumental series tells the story of how one of the world’s greatest Empires was undone by its aggressive quest for expansion. It is a visceral journey into the heart of a wave of rebellions against absolute power. The Roman Empire called these people barbarians – tribes the Romans viewed beyond the fringe of civilisation. But these were the men and women who launched epic struggles that shaped the world to come.

Barbarians Rising is a global co-production for HISTORY® produced by October Films. Adam Bullmore is executive producer, Simon George (World War II From Space) is executive director, and Michael Waterhouse (The Bible) is series producer for October Films. Executive producers for HISTORY® are Kristen Burns, Russ McCarroll and Sally Habbersha



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