The word “Viking” has long been synonymous with brutality, terror and mystery, but these legendary warriors were much more complex than their mythical reputation suggests. HISTORY’s new series Vikings, which premieres March 3, 2013, at 10/9c reveals the extraordinary world of these Dark Age raiders, traders and explorers—not through the lens of outsiders, but through the eyes of the Vikings themselves.
The nine-part series, our first scripted series, tells the story of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), a young raider in search of new worlds to conquer. It’s a quest that pits him against more traditional leaders of his tribe, including chieftain Earl Haraldson (Gabriel Byrne), leading to a clash between the methods of the old and the ideas of the new. For the Vikings, you can’t become a legend without a fight.
Written and created by Michael Hirst, Vikings stars Travis Fimmel, Gabriel Byrne, Jessalyn Gilsig, Gustaf Skarsgard, Clive Standen, Katheryn Winnick and George Blagden.
You can also check out the sneak peek video here:
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