'Tribes of Europa': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about German Netflix sci-fi series

In the wake of a mysterious global disaster, war rages between the tribes that have emerged from the wreckage of Europe

                            'Tribes of Europa': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about German Netflix sci-fi series
'Tribes of Europa' takes place in the year 2074 (Netflix)

A new German sci-fi television series is to arrive on Netflix and promises to bring the complexity and brutality of ‘Game of Thrones’ and power-packed visuals reminiscent of ‘Dark’ -- especially its future-verse. Here’s all you need to know about ‘Tribes of Europa’.

Release date

‘Tribes of Europa’ is set to premiere on Netflix on February 19, 2021


As per Netflix’s official synopsis, ‘Tribes of Europa’ takes place in the year 2074. In the wake of a mysterious global disaster, war rages between the Tribes that have emerged from the wreckage of Europe. Three siblings from the peaceful Origine tribe -- Kiano, Liv, and Elja -- are separated and forced to forge their own paths in an action-packed fight for the future of this new Europa.

When an Atlantians pilot crashes near a village of the Origines, he is chased by a troop of Crows under their leader Lord Varvara. She wants to take control of the mysterious cube from the wreck. The warriors kill the villagers and take the rest prisoners, among them, Jakob and his son Kiano. But they fail to get hold of the cube because the dying pilot managed to give it to Kiano’s brother Elja covertly. 

Henriette Confurius, David Ali Rashed, and Emilio Sakraya in 'Tribes of Europa'. (Netflix)

Elja has to promise the pilot that he will return the cube to the Atlantians as it contains records of enormous importance, a message on which the fate of the entire human race depends. Thanks to Moses, Elja manages to escape from the Crows and together they embark on an adventurous journey through Europe in the year 2074 -- in search of the legendary Ark, the clandestine base of the Atlantians. 

Elja’s and Kiano’s sister Liv survives the attack seriously injured and is saved by David Voss and his elite soldiers from the Crimson Republic. With the help of captured Crow warrior Grieta -- she wants to make it to the Crow metropolis Brahtok to free her family -- a mission almost impossible. While the three siblings have to find their own way, the fight for the predominance of the Tribes of Europa reaches a new dimension.

What are these tribes?

Oliver Masucci and David Ali Rashed in 'Tribes of Europa'. (Netflix)

As per Netflix’s production notes for the show, here’s all you need to know about the different factions: 

The Crimson Republic consists of the remains of the European Eurocorps army which is trying to uphold a reminiscence of civilization and to protect other tribes. The Crows, who embody a dictatorial system, are driven by a merciless urge to expand and enslave other tribes. Yet, with all their brutality, they follow a samurai-like code of honor and live in an abysmal party and sex culture. 

The Origines consider technology as the reason for the demise of the Old World. Thus, they have withdrawn in order to live a pacifist life in harmony with nature. The Atlantians are the most mysterious and technologically advanced tribe of all. For some reason, they have survived the Global Blackout unscathed and live on an undiscovered base.


Henriette Confurius as Liv

Henriette Confurius in 'Tribes of Europa'. (Netflix)

The 30-year-old German actor is known for her roles in ‘Mein erstes Wunder’, ‘Die Gräfin’, ‘Allerleirauh’, and ‘Das kalte Herz’. Her most recent TV role was in the 2020 limited series ‘Die verlorene Tochter’.

Oliver Masucci as Moses

Oliver Masucci in 'Tribes of Europa'. (Netflix)

The 52-year-old German actor is best known for the role of Adolf Hitler in the 2015 film adaptation of the satirical novel ‘Er Ist Wieder Da’ and for portraying Ulrich Nielsen in the 2017 Netflix original series ‘Dark’. Masucci most recently portrayed German film director Rainer Werner Fassbinder in the 2020 film ‘Enfant Terrible’.

David Ali Rashed as Elja

David Ali Rashed in 'Tribes of Europa'. (Netflix)

The 19-year-old German actor made his film debut in ‘Ute Wieland’s Tigermilch’ in 2016. His other notable roles include films like ‘Tatort: Amour Fou’ and ‘Das perfekte Geheimnis’ and the apocalyptic series ‘8 Tage’.

Emilio Sakraya as Kiano

Emilio Sakraya in 'Tribes of Europa'. (Netflix)

The 25-year-old German actor started his career at the age of nine. His debut film was ‘Zeiten ändern dich’. He’s also appeared in films and shows like ‘V8- Du willst der Beste sein’, ‘Mitten in Deutschland: NSU - Die Opfer’, ‘Die 7. Stunde’, ‘4 Blocks’, ‘Rock my Heart’, ‘Tatort - Söhne und Väter’, ‘Heilstätten’, and more. His notable performances include playing Tarik Schmüll in the German film series ‘Bibi and Tina’. 


The German-language trailer for the show dropped a couple of weeks ago and it looks good. The show, as can be seen in the trailer, promises to be a mix of cyberpunk and apocalyptic visuals, juxtaposed with a pre-modern vibe as the characters navigate their way through a vast expanse full of forests and difficult terrain. The show also promises to be dark and possibly very violent. Watch the trailer here:


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