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'Barbarians Rising', Roman & Barbarian battle on History TV18

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MUMBAI: A tyrannical empire. 700 long years of battle. History TV18 is all set to take the viewers to a world altering struggle for freedom. The channel will air Barbarians Rising, a story told from the perspective of the tribes named as Barbarians by the Romans. The show is an epic saga of the fall of the Roman Empire and will air from 28 January at 10 pm.

The cast of Barbarians Rising consists of some familiar faces viewers have come across in popular television series Game of Thrones and Vikings. Ian Beattie plays a character called Varus whereas Jefferson Hall will also play a vital role in the show. Kerry Ingram plays a character called Hilde.

Though considered as one of the greatest empires of all time, the Roman Empire was rather ruthless and brutal. To achieve total domination, the Romans blanket the ancient world in blood and tyranny, giving rise to barbarian rebellions. The 700 years long struggle ultimately led to the downfall of the monumental Roman Empire.

The eight-episode docu-drama chronicles the rebellion undertaken by the outraged and subdued tribals to overthrow the brutish empire. The battle for supremacy results in the defeat of Rome before it becomes unstoppable.

Barbarians Rising does not glorify the Romans but talks about the heroic struggle launched by 9 fierce warriors including Hannibal, Spartacus, Arminius, Boudica and Attila alongside an eclectic group of experts and contributors. These iconic men and women believed in breaking the Roman shackles binding their communities and living as free folks or die trying.

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