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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    • Linda Hayes says

      :-) Thank you for that ~ I think Rena Moretti trolls the comments on Vikings so she has a opportunity to make another rude comment ~ sad really ~

      • Rena Moretti says

        How was I “rude”? Seriously? Because I bring up the fact that a lot of the comments here are clearly from street-teamers?

        How is that “rude”?

        On the other hand, you should also know that this isn’t a fan board, so not liking a show isn’t “trolling”.

        You on the other hand calling me names is… :(

        So yes, it is sad… for you! :(

        One last thing: I do eat bullies like you and Tom for breakfast. 😀 Yummy! 😉

        • says

          Yes love this show and cast!!
          And Rena lmao@i eat bullies like you for breakfast!!
          Too funny all you keyboard commandos!! :) amusing at times,
          But mostly boring!

    • Rena Moretti says

      Looks like I hit a nerve…

      But be that as it may, what gives you the right to name-call..? :(

      And no, the fact you have zero argument doesn’t count! :)

    • says

      Please refrain from name calling and stick to talking about the programs. People are passionate about their shows so the comments sections could easily become filled with just flame wars and that’s not what they’re for. Thanks.

      • Anonymous says

        This lady picks on people as a whole for showing their passion about the show, i just called her out in hopes she would stop , Vikings is amazing, floki rocks

        • Rena Moretti says

          In other words: Bullying… Let that person not say those words I do not want to hear..!!!

          What’s funny is that the street team action here just amuses me to no end. Funny that people get mad when they’re recognized as such… 😉

  1. Pam Zikan says

    It was love @ first episode! Hate having to wait a week to see a new episode when it is being aired. We would watch re-runs & enjoy them just as much as the first airing. Have purchased both Season’s DVD’s. The ending of the second season is mind boggleing! so intense. Couldn’t stop thinking about it for days. The best acting & show on TV. Love all the actors, especially Ragnar, Rollo, & Lagatha!!!

  2. cemeterydeej says

    This programs connection is in my soul . I’m born of Norris (People from the North) blood … we are called. so excited to watch this depiction of real woman warriors . This fighting spirit and determination . leadership and free feminism in balance with men and the work of protecting family is a wonderfull facsimile to what I know a real womans spirit must balance and protect in her core . Raise the consciousness of a woman’s responsablility . Thank you for all this show truly brings to life about my origins . makes me proud

  3. says

    I have followed it from the beginning my husband and I have recoreded it and we re-watch it all the time I can’t wait until it starts When will it start!!!!!

  4. Karen says

    I absoluteky LOVE Vikings. Never missed an episode. Some I have watched 8 or more times. Can hardly wait for Season 3. I own Season 1 and am waiting to buy #2 as it comes available. Characters are great and so convincing. Love this show, although it’s more than a show.

  5. Linda Hayes says

    Vikings is a exceptionally well made series. Equal to the exceptionally well made GOT…A lot of good television out there, and sadly a lot of good shows that are dropped :-/

  6. says

    I’m a strong fan of Vikings! It’s an outstanding show. It is well produced, the acting is good, the sets are very good. The story line is intriguing. If I miss an episode I will purchase it from iTunes. I hope it goes to season 4 and further. DC

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