History’s ‘Vikings’ Renewed for Season 2

"Vikings" (Photo: History Channel)

The History Channel’s first gamble on a scripted series was a worthy adventure.

Vikings” has been renewed for a second season of 10 episodes, the network announced Friday. Production on Season 2 is slated to begin this summer and will air in 2014.

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The series is based on the legend of Viking Ragnar Lothbrook (Travis Fimmel) and co-stars Gabriel Byrne, Jessalyn Gilsig and Katheryn Winnick. “Vikings” has averaged five million total viewers in its time slot on Sunday nights, with four more new episodes left before the first-season finale airs on Sunday, April 28.

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“Vikings is a win-win for us. As our first scripted series, ‘Vikings’ has paid off in a big way with critical acclaim, strong ratings and a passionate, loyal fan base. It came out of the gate strong and has stayed on top, solidifying History as a major player in the scripted genre, just as we are in reality,” said executive vice president of development and programming Dirk Hoogstra in a statement.

“Vikings” airs Sundays at 10/9c on History Channel.

Catch-up on Full Episodes of “Vikings” on XFINITYTV:

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