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Vikings

Vikings TV showNetwork: History
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: March 3, 2013 — present
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Travis Fimmel, Gabriel Byrne, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Jessalyn Gilsig, Gustaf Skarsgard, George Blagden, and Nathan O’Toole.

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TV show description:
Created and written by Michael Hirst (The Tudors), this TV series takes place in the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore (and raid) the distant shores across the ocean.

Ragnar’s ambition puts him at odds with local chieftain Earl Haraldson (Gabriel Byrne), who insists on sending his raiders to the impoverished east, rather than the uncharted west. When Ragnar teams up with his boat builder friend, Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard), to craft a new generation of intrepid ships capable of conquering the rough northern seas, the stage is set for conflict.

Aside from warfare and bloodshed, the series also tells the story of family and brotherhood; capturing the love and affection between Ragnar and his wife, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) — a respected warrior in her own right.

Other characters include Ragnar’s brother Rollo (Clive Standen), a fierce fighter who simmers with jealously; Earl Haraldson’s wife Siggy (Jessalyn Gilsig), a dutiful beauty who may be less than loyal; and monk Athelstan (George Blagden), whose Christian morals clash with the Vikings’ pagan society.
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Series Finale

Episode #TBD
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD

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What do you think? Do you like the Vikings TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?

 

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Anonymous April 23, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Absolutely can’t get enough of this show . I can watch the same show every day of the week.
Please keep it going . Travis Fimmel has Brad Pitt beat . Great acting and fantastic story .

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Bill Massie April 23, 2013 at 11:03 am

This is a great show, one of the best of the year. It would be a travesty to cancel it. Compare it to most of the drivel on major network TV and it would come out at or near the top.

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Mike Cain April 15, 2013 at 9:30 am

keep the series going , very interesting to watch, just going to have to add new characters as you keep killing cast members off, have not missed a episode yet.

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george April 14, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Renew. Great concept. The northman story is the essence of who we are. Great performances. Excellent story lines.

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Edward April 8, 2013 at 4:40 am

This is one of the best on TV.

The writing and acting is excellent…
… and the cinematography is breathtaking!

I hope they have a very long run…

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Victoria April 4, 2013 at 1:30 am

Love this show!! It is great!!

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ROBBIE ANNE April 7, 2013 at 11:24 pm

i LOVE THIS SHOW HAVE ALWAYS LOVED ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE VIKINGS SO YES KEEP It comming

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tanya perrry April 3, 2013 at 7:07 pm

NOOOO !!!! DONT END THIS FABULOUS SHOW, FINALLY SOMETHING WORTH WATCHING IT’S FABULOUS…

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London Evans April 2, 2013 at 11:20 pm

LOVE THE VIKING show. They need to have season two and more.

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Dave April 1, 2013 at 12:31 am

It is a great show and hope that it is renewed. Please keep the show going.

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Buck Nelson April 1, 2013 at 12:23 am

LOVE THE VIKINGS!!! Of course, it should NOT be cancelled.

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D March 27, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Great show!

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David March 27, 2013 at 8:14 am

since i love teh north vikings i have allways wanted a Viking TV show. and now that i got one, iam not disopointed.

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Cecil Walter Farmer March 25, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Love this show!! The actors are great and it has a great story line. Awesome scenery! I hope this can be a regular series on the History channel.

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Richard Yarus March 13, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Michael Hirst’s VIKINGS depicted an execution by decapitation in the first episode. It is interesting to note that Jarl asked the convicted man for his preferred manner of execution. The condemed chose punishment by decapitation.
A convicted Viking would most likely request to be executed by the most honored named sword in the warrior community. If death was not rendered by sword, then death was to be by arrow. These two execution forms assured the Viking of his all-important entry into Valhalla. There he would join Odin’s celestial Army for the battle at Ragnarok, the end-times war, against the Giants.
A true Viking of that time would never select decapitation and the reasons are found in my Amazon e-book, “To Kindle A Fire,” © 1999, by Richard Yarus.

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Richard Yarus March 12, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Michael Hirst’s VIKINGS is really an interesting study of 793(AD)-794(AD) Vikings. The one thing to remember about the show is that the great British monk, Alcuin of York, was already in Aachen (the capital of Charlemagne’s empire) at the time of the raid on Lindisfarne Priory. Alcuin, as we recall from 7th grade World History Class, was asked by the Frank King to run the Palace School in Aachen. Therefore, without doubt, these Norse Vikings that conducted the raid, already knew of the lands west of them, i.e. Jarvic, York, Lindisfarne, Northumberland, etc. It is important to note that Lindisfarne Priory was very important to Alcuin, and it was home to several of Alcuin’s friends. Alcuin actually wanted to return to Lindisfarne prior to the Viking Raids, but was prevented
from doing so by Charlemagne. The Frank King wanted Alcuin to stay in Aachen and administer the Palace School.

These facts were well understood by the Vikings. At this 793-794 (AD) period, the Dane and Norse Vikings under the rule of Godfred of Hedeby, were upset with Charlemagne’s Iron Embargo against them, his ban on Viking ships from entering Frank ports, and on his expulsion of Viking Mercenaries from Frank lands. Mercenaries had aided Charlemagne in his fight against the Saxons, a common enemy. Additionally, The Dane Vikings feared that Charlemagne was about to invade Hedeby and other parts of the then Viking territory.

This topic is covered in Amazon’s e-book, “To Kindle A Fire,” (c) 1999, a Viking novel by Richard Yarus.

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Robert McIvor April 9, 2013 at 2:58 pm

this show is absolutly fantastic. It always leaves me wanting more. I really hope it has a good long run that lasts for many years.

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