History’s ‘Vikings’ Renewed for Season 2

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. [xfinity-record-button id=”5369987084856006112″ program_type=”series”] The series is based on the legend of Viking […]

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"Vikings": Travis Fimmel as Ragnar. (Photo by Jonathan Hession / HISTORY)

‘Vikings’: It’s a Duel to the Death Between Ragnar and the Earl

Only one man will survive on Sunday night’s “Vikings,” when a still recovering Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) challenges the Earl (Gabriel Bryne) to a duel-to-the-death sword fight as is the Norse custom in the HISTORY series. [xfinity-record-button id=”5369987084856006112″ program_type=”series”] Following the surprise attack and slaughter on Ragner’s farm, the Earl’s men had reassured him that Ragnar […]

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"Vikings" star Gabriel Byrne (Photo: Jonathan Hession/History)

TV’s New Drama ‘Vikings’ Sheds Light on Dark Age

By SHAWN POGATCHNIK ASHFORD, Ireland (AP) — If historical fiction guru Michael Hirst has his way, a legendary Viking raider named Ragnar soon will conquer North America on behalf of the History channel. History’s ambitious Dark Ages drama “Vikings,” debuting Sunday after five months of filming in Ireland, dramatizes the myth-cloaked story of Ragnar Lothbrok, […]

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"Vikings":  Ragnar Lothbrok,  played by Travis Fimmel (Photo by Kevin Lynch / HISTORY)

Travis Fimmel: History’s ‘Vikings’ is ‘Definitely Different’ from ‘Game of Thrones’

Vikings are known for their fierce warriors who each summer would sail off to raid neighboring lands, where they looted, burnt villages and murdered the residents of coastal towns. The one things the Vikings didn’t do was keep historical records, so their story has mainly been told from the point of view of their victims. […]

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