Barbarians arrived on Netflix on October 23rd but fans have been left with a pressing question, is Barbarians on Netflix dubbed into English?
Netflix may be best known for its big-budget US drama series such as Stranger Things and The Umbrella Academy but to cater to its growing global audience, we’ve seen more and more international films and series arrive on the streaming service in recent times.
The latest example of this comes in the form of Barbarians.
Barbarians tells the story leading up to the infamous Battle of Teutoburg Forest, one of the heaviest defeats ever suffered by the Romans.
However, upon watching the new series, fans have been left with a pressing question, is Barbarians on Netflix dubbed?
Barbarians on Netflix
Barbarians arrived on Netflix on October 23rd, 2020.
The six-episode series tells the infamous story of the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, one of the heaviest defeats the Roman army ever suffered.
Throughout the series, we follow a number of the key characters on both sides as tensions rise between the Roman occupiers and the barbarian tribes who have put up with Roman rule for far too long.
Is Barbarians dubbed into English?
- Yes, Barbarians has several audio dub options including English.
Barbarians is a German-made series and as much of the cast are playing Germanic tribesmen, the show’s original language is German as a result.
However, to cater to its global audience Netflix offers audio dubs in a number of languages including English, French, Polish and Brazillian Portuguese.
Despite this, a number of fans have taken to Twitter in disapproval as they claim the quality of the English audio dub leaves a lot to be desired.
But for those who want to stick with the original German audio, there are subtitle options available.
One language isn’t dubbed
While the Germanic tribes have dubbing options available, the Romans do not get the same treatment.
Instead, the foreign occupiers speak only in Latin, which is a surprisingly rare occurrence in films and TV series featuring Romans.
However, the decision to have the Romans speak Latin is an accurate one and in episode 1 shows the disconnect between the occupying Romans and the rebellious Germanic tribes who cannot understand each other.
Barbarians is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on October 23rd, 2020.