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Vikings: Season Two Coming to History

Vikings season two on HistoryHistory has announced that the second season of their popular Vikings TV series will premiere on Thursday, February 27th, at 10pm. The cable channel has ordered 10 episodes. The first season’s nine episodes finished airing last April.

Here’s the press release:

They’re back …


The Raid Continues

Thursday, February 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

December 20, 2013 – New York, NY – Last spring, HISTORY(R) introduced viewers to a clan of Norse warriors with a rapacious appetite for warfare, knowledge and power. The gripping family saga of Ragnar, Rollo, Lagertha, friends and enemies was a tale of brutality and passion, alliances and infidelities, infighting and death. It portrayed life in the Dark Ages, a world ruled by raiders and explorers, through the eyes of Viking society.

The epic tale continues in 10 all-new episodes of VIKINGS, premiering Thursday, February 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HISTORY(R). The hit scripted drama series 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, allied with King Horrik (Donal Logue). With more power than ever before, his desire to sail west and explore new kingdoms remains unquenchable.

Yet there’s a heavy price to pay for Ragnar’s ascent to greatness. Season two brings crises of faith, of power, of relationships. Brothers rise up against one another. Loyalties shift from friend to foe, and unlikely alliances are formed in the name of supremacy. Ragnar’s indiscretions threaten his marriage to Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), tearing him and his beloved son apart. Plots are hatched, scores are settled, blood is spilled…all under the watchful eyes of the gods.

New to the cast of VIKINGS are Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games) 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 Horrik, 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.

Over its nine episode first season, VIKINGS became the #1 new cable series of the year, averaging 4.3 million total viewers, 2.0 million Adults 25-54 and 1.8 Adults 18-49.

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. MGM Television brought the series to the network and brings VIKINGS to the global audience, serving as the international distributor outside of Ireland, Canada and the U.S. VIKINGS is produced in association with Shaw Media, and the series also airs on HISTORY in Canada.


HISTORY(R), 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(R), American Restoration(TM), Ax Men(TM), Counting Cars(TM), Pawn Stars(R), Swamp People(R) and The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man as well as HISTORY(R)’s first scripted series Vikings, and epic miniseries and special programming such as The Bible and the Emmy(R) Award-winning Hatfields & McCoys, Gettysburg, Vietnam in HD, America The Story of Us(R) and 102 Minutes That Changed America. The HISTORY(R) website is the leading online resource for all things history, and in 2011, the United States Library of Congress selected HISTORY(R)’s Civil War 150 site for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the American Civil War sesquicentennial.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to the second season of Vikings on History?


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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Andrea December 29, 2014 at 11:43 pm

Will there be a new season of Vikings in 2015. Details?


admin December 30, 2014 at 9:23 am

Season three starts 2/19/15.


Dreid April 19, 2014 at 7:08 pm

Love the show but I do see some thing that would just not happen back in those days. Like Episode 8 of season 2 where that one lady had 3 guys coming in to have sex with her and just the way she talked would have had her stoned or burned!


ursula February 28, 2014 at 12:38 pm



krazy furlady February 24, 2014 at 11:32 pm

Ready and waiting…wish there was more than 10 episodes though :( … awesome series!


G. Haynes February 24, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Excellent television. Great story lines and characters. Part of my ancestry on my father’s side. Anyone know where this is filmed? Computer generated or not, the scenery is gorgeous.


kevin February 18, 2014 at 5:36 pm

love this show. was worried because I haven’t seen season 2 advertised.


D. Dion January 8, 2014 at 1:47 pm

I love this series and have been looking forward to the second season. Can’t wait for February 27!!!


Robin December 30, 2013 at 10:44 pm

Love vikings! Glad it’s coming back! That and Copper were my favs last season…can’t understand why Copper got cancelled. Stupid bbcamercia


Michelle December 27, 2013 at 2:28 pm

I love period shows. It is a pity that Vikings is really the only one left after Copper and Ripper Street were both canceled


Patti December 27, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Love the Vikings…my ancestry..I do hope it continues and does not get cancelled like “Copper” and “Ripper Street” Why “Copper” was not renewed is beyond my understanding.. I will continue to watch the Vikings..looking forward to it..


william December 26, 2013 at 9:38 am

cant wait for season 2,3,4,etc. love show


Stephanie December 26, 2013 at 6:05 am

I’m really hoping that other brilliant period pieces such as “Copper” get renewed also! We as fans deserve a proper ending.


S.Dunlap December 25, 2013 at 10:28 am

Looking forward to this second series. I love period historical dramas. I hope this continues on and does not fall by the wayside like other excellent historical shows such as Copper and Ripper Street.


Jolyne Dunn December 20, 2013 at 5:37 pm

What do I think? I am ready!!! Bring it on.


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