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Vikings: Season Three for History TV Series

Vikings season threeHistory has renewed their popular Vikings TV show for a third season. The cable channel has ordered 10 installments once again. Four episodes of the second season have aired so far, leaving six to come.

Here are the renewal details:

HISTORY® ORDERS THIRD SEASON OF VIKINGS

HIT SCRIPTED SERIES EARNS 10 EPISODE ORDER

Six New Episodes Remain This Season, Airing Thursdays at 10 p.m.
Season Two Finale Scheduled for Thursday, May 1

New York, New York, March 25, 2014 – HISTORY® has picked up a 10 episode third season of the acclaimed hit drama series, VIKINGS, it was announced today by Dirk Hoogstra, EVP and General Manager, HISTORY & H2. Created and written by Michael Hirst, the renewal comes just four episodes into VIKINGS’ second season. Six new episodes remain in the current season airing Thursdays at 10 p.m. with the season finale slated for Thursday, May 1 at 10 p.m.

VIKINGS season two has propelled HISTORY to #1 in cable in its Thursday 10-11 p.m. time slot. The hit scripted series is off to a strong start in season two currently averaging 3.4 million total viewers, 1.7 million Adults 25-54 and 1.5 million Adults 18-49. In addition, after the first two episodes, VIKINGS gained a +51% lift in Live+7 vs. Live+Same Day averaging 5.1 million total viewers and +60% growth in Adults 25-54 (2.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.5 million).

Production on season three will begin this summer to air in 2015.

“VIKINGS has taken viewers by storm and has established itself as one of the most compelling, visually stunning dramas on television. With its large, passionate and loyal fan base, VIKINGS has cemented HISTORY firmly in the scripted series genre, just as we are the leaders in reality television,” said Hoogstra. “We are incredibly fortunate to have such an enormously talented cast and crew led by Michael Hirst whose intricately woven storylines vividly brings the unknown, epic world of these Norsemen to life. Season three promises to immerse viewers even deeper into the exploits of these fearless warriors who are willing to risk it all for conquest and power.”

MGM Television brought the series to the network and brings VIKINGS to global audiences, as the worldwide distributor outside of Ireland and Canada.

“VIKINGS is an epic story brought alive by a talented creative team. We are delighted by the support ‘VIKINGS’ receives from HISTORY and their audience, as well as from our partners and fans around the globe,” said Roma Khanna, President, Television Group and Digital, MGM.

VIKINGS centers on Ragnar (Travis Fimmel), a restless young warrior and family man who longs to find and conquer new lands across the sea and claim the spoils as his own. Now he is an Earl, with more power than ever before, his desire to sail west and explore new kingdoms remains unquenchable.

New to the cast of VIKINGS are Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games, Lone Survivor) as Bjorn, the intelligent and bold warrior son of Ragnar Lothbrok, and Linus Roache (Law & Order) as Ecbert, King of Wessex, a man of strength, knowledge and undisguised ambition. They join Travis Fimmel as Ragnar Lothbrok; Katheryn Winnick as Lagertha, a fierce shield maiden and Ragnar’s wife; Clive Standen as Rollo, Ragnar’s impulsive, wild, care-free brother; George Blagden as Athelstan, a young and not-so-innocent Monk; Jessalyn Gilsig as Siggy, beautiful wife of the late Earl Haraldson; Donal Logue as King Horik, who desires to make the increasingly famous Earl Ragnar an ally and supporter; Gustaf Skarsgard, a ship builder who designs the new generation of Vikings ships; and Alyssa Sutherland as Princess Aslaug, Ragnar’s new love interest.

Created and written by Michael Hirst – one of the premier historical story-tellers in the industry (Academy-Award winning film Elizabeth; and the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated series The Tudors), Michael serves as Executive Producer along with Morgan O’Sullivan of World 2000 (The Count of Monte Cristo; The Tudors), John Weber of Take 5 Productions (The Tudors; The Borgias), Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer, James Flynn (The Tudors; The Borgias) and Sheila Hockin (The Tudors; The Borgias). Dirk Hoogstra and Julian P. Hobbs are the Executives in Charge of Production for HISTORY.

VIKINGS is an international Irish/Canadian co-production being co-produced by World 2000 and Take 5 Productions. HISTORY broadcasts domestically in the U.S. VIKINGS is produced in association with Shaw Media, and the series also airs on HISTORY in Canada.

About HISTORY®
HISTORY®, now reaching more than 98 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network’s all-original programming slate, including scripted event programming, features a roster of hit series including American Pickers®, American Restoration™, Ax Men™, Counting Cars™, Pawn Stars®, Swamp People® and The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man as well as HISTORY®’s first scripted series Vikings, and epic miniseries and special programming such as The Bible and the Emmy® Award-winning Hatfields & McCoys, Men Who Built America, Gettysburg, Vietnam in HD, America The Story of Us® and 102 Minutes That Changed America. The HISTORY® website is the leading online resource for all things history, and in 2011, the United States Library of Congress selected HISTORY®’s Civil War 150 site for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the American Civil War sesquicentennial. www.history.com.

What do you think? Do you like Vikings? Are you looking forward to season three?

 

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Stuffy July 9, 2014 at 9:56 pm

It’s awesome to hear there will be a 3rd season!
For a show with such high ratings. it’s disturbing that we have to wait a year to see just 10 episodes!!…
1 year ??
10 episodes ??
yeah, I want them. But I want more. =)

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julianna July 3, 2014 at 2:20 pm

I love this show can’t wait for season three

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Kate June 16, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Has anyone ever heard of ratings? That’s what keep shows going which require fans. Sad how people that got bullied think its fun to bully people on the internet. It’s easy to type on a computer nice and safe and pathetic. Rena isn’t a a fan of the show otherwise she wouldn’t be on here annoying people that love it.

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Tom June 11, 2014 at 12:42 pm

What is a street team? What is piling on ?? Does it mean you like the show and your excited to see it again nxt season?? If so , I’m piling on with my street team as well!!

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megan May 30, 2014 at 10:55 am

I LOVE VIKIMG’S AND CAN’T BELIVVE THAT IT’S OVER AND HAVE TO WAIT TILL 2015

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jennifer July 8, 2014 at 9:41 pm

i agree ..I love this show and tonight was looking on line to find out when season 3 was coming out and upset its not starting earlier then 2015…its an incredible show with a great cast ..one of the best shows on tv for sure !!!!

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Tatyana May 22, 2014 at 5:06 pm

I just want to say I Love your series! I do historical retrenchments and you guys are so dead on in your style and presentations and period attire and behavior and manor-ism of your characters… I hope to see more true period historical series from ever corner of the world… I could only wish to costume for a crew of actors as you have… Great job!!!! too bad its in 2015 but all good thins come with time and patients…..

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evchrny May 27, 2014 at 11:08 pm

patience

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pharbick May 14, 2014 at 1:45 pm

I am looking forward to season 3. The past two have been very close to the historical facts, and I want to see if that continues with season 3. Good watching!

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nworth May 14, 2014 at 1:23 am

I cant BELIEVE we have to wait until 2015 to watch season 3!…all it took was 10 minutes to watch part of an episode in the middle of season 2 and I was HOOKED! Great cast, draws you into another world!

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Rena Moretti May 14, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Always fascinating to see street teams (or perhaps regular fans) feel they have to pile on board to make it look like “their” show is beloved…

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Deb May 15, 2014 at 8:32 pm

szeem a bit “holier than thou” there girl. I’d like to buy you for what you’re worth and sell you for what you THINK you’re worth. Love the show… can’t wait for S3.

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Linda Hayes May 16, 2014 at 12:10 am

To Deb Re: Rena Moretti comments. Well said…;-)

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westnlas May 9, 2014 at 12:23 am

I hope this show has more seasons than “Law and Order”. Although there is some historic inaccuracies, I absolutely MUST watch it every week!!!!

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Magan Beck May 8, 2014 at 9:13 pm

I love this show and I can not wait for session three session two was amazing love love love it

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Paul Bonell May 7, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Can’t wait for season 3. Absolutely compelling viewing , brilliant cast

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Wm. Baltzer Fox May 4, 2014 at 1:25 pm

The absolute best thing on TV now and before. Keep it coming.
Ten episodes is not enough. Will miss it until season 3 arrives.

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Jennifer Miedema May 2, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Completely enthralled with this program. Everyone I have recommended this to is also hooked. Love every character and the plot twists are unexpected. Superb. More….

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jo labrecque May 2, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Love love love this show cant believe it is over for 2nd season, cant wait for season 3
2015 is a long way off.

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Angela May 3, 2014 at 9:04 am

I love the show Vikings.I can’t stop watching it.Im happy has hell there’s a season 3 but it’s going to suck waiting a year to see it.Keep up the amazing work everyone!

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angela May 1, 2014 at 6:49 am

I just love this show.I can’t get enough of it.I am so looking forward to seeing season 3 as well as tonight’s season 2 finale.Sad to see it end but happy it will be back next year.Oh and Ragnar and Lagertha belong together.

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Linda Hayes May 1, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Very happy that Vikings has been renewed for a 3rd season…but the Greedy side of me, would love a few more episodes per season…it goes by way too fast…

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Rena Moretti May 16, 2014 at 4:08 am

I hit where it hurts, didn’t I? ;)

Sorry, it just amuses me how fans (or street teams – they’re hard to tell apart) think piling on is, somehow, supporting “their” show.

I’m easily amused. :)

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