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In part because, like, no one would ever have the stones to tell Ragnar and Lagertha to shove off, History has renewed Vikings for a fourth season, it was announced on Thursday.
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“Vikings has raided the hearts of both audiences and critics, establishing itself as one of the most compelling, visually stunning dramas on television,” History Gm Dirk Hoogstra said in a statement. “We are so proud of our immensely talented cast and crew led by [series creator] Michael Hirst, whose intriguing storylines and pivotal arcs have the perfect balance of scope, smarts and »
On the March 5 episode of History Channel’s “Vikings,” Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) and his allies will make good on their deal with King Ecbert (Linus Roache) and march into battle with Mercia. Ragnar and his fellow raiders have been spoiling for a fight, but the clash might not be enough to prevent other tensions from bubbling up.
Variety has an exclusive sneak peek at the bloodthirsty battle from this week’s episode below — will all of our warriors escape unscathed?
Ragnar’s deal with Ecbert and Kwenthrith (Amy Bailey) once again puts him at odds with Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard), who mistrusts the Christians’ motives. Fimmel says that the friction between the pair “carries throughout the whole year again. [Floki’s’] very religiously driven — we all are. The gods are the most important things, but I think Ragnar’s opinion on it is, ‘I’ll do whatever I can to please the gods, »
- Laura Prudom
It was, literally, a dream come true on History’s Vikings (Thursdays, 10/9c) when the mystery man that Queen Aslaug, Siggy and Helga each saw during their sleep set foot in Kattegatt, his dripping blood smoldering in the snow.
What effect might this Wanderer, Harbard, have on the women while Ragnar, Rollo and Floki are off fighting? (While the proverbial cats are away, will the mice play…?) Kevin Durand (The Strain, Lost) previewed his visit to Kattegat and its lasting reverberations.
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Ryan Reynolds and Mireille Enos break down their tormented characters Matthew and Tina in an exclusive preview for the thriller The Captive, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD March 3 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Released theatrically by A24, the tense action-thriller starring Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman and Rosario Dawson follows a man who must unravel the mystery of his daughter's disappearance before it's too late.
Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she is still alive. Her parents and detectives, and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance. The Blu-ray and DVD, featuring audio commentary by writer/director Atom Egoyan, a behind-the-scenes featurette, an alternate ending and deleted scenes, will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
Ryan Reynolds reveals that he loved following this family who "doesn't let go" eight years after his child was abducted, while »
History's "Vikings" returns for its third season on Thursday (February 19) night and through three episodes, I can safely say that Michael Hirst's saga of pillaging and migration remains everything it has been almost from its premiere. Over two seasons, "Vikings" has delivered solidly above-average thrills that exceed the requirements of its basic cable home. The show has a passionate audience already, but I'm reasonably sure there's a far larger audience out there that would get a kick out of "Vikings," because it really is one of those shows that check a wide number of demographic boxes. "Vikings" is reliably badass, if you like that sort of thing. Maybe not every episode, but probably every two or three, the directors and choreographers deliver a visceral Viking action set-piece that has both admirable scale, but also a raw, gory intimacy. Perhaps more than any other action show on television, "Vikings" conveys »
- Daniel Fienberg
History’s investment in dramatic programming has yielded mixed results, but its best, enduring franchise, arguably, has been “Vikings,” which sails into its third season with considerable assurance and gusto. Showrunner Michael Hirst has managed to craft a compelling serialized storyline around the exploits of the Norsemen and their crafty leader, Ragnar Lothbrok, whose travels this time will eventually lead him to France. For now, though, Ragnar and company are busily trying to carve out a mutually beneficial relationship with the English King of Wessex, with ample bloodletting, lust and betrayal to go around.
The determination of Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) to improve the Vikings’ lives not through pillaging but farming, somewhat mystify his compatriots. But in the nothing-is-ever-easy department, King Ecbert (Linus Roache) needs Ragnar’s martial skills to help solidify his power, resulting in the inevitable bloody battles in the early episodes. Few programs, notably, do a better job »
- Brian Lowry
Recently, TV Line delivered their latest spoiler chat session and dished out new spoiler intel for the upcoming "Vikings" season 3, episode 2. It turns out that we're going to see Kevin Durand's Harbard character really pique the interests of a couple of characters since he showed up in their dreams. He's also going to show up in town with one hand dripped in scalding blood, and more. In their spoiler chat reveal, here's what they had to say when asked about the Harbard character: " Before he ever sets foot in Kattegat, the Strain star’s mysterious Wanderer will have piqued the interests of Siggy, Helga and Queen Aslaug, since he appeared to each of them in dreams, arriving in town with his arms outstretched and one hand dripping scalding blood. So you can imagine the reaction when this happens in Episode 2:" Episode 2 is set to air on Thursday night, »
Is Arrow targeting a nip-and-tuck? Which Chicago Fire-men are clashing? Is Five-0‘s Danny still playing doctor? Does Vikings‘ mystery man make an entrance? When will Syfy get Bitten again? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
Slight SPOILERSHistory’s “Vikings” will feature actor Kevin Durand this coming season. Monsters and Critics got in the trenches on the phone with some other reporters and asked Kevin Durand, who just killed it as Vasily Fet on “The Strain” this past year, questions about his cryptic character Harbard, a drifter who wanders into Kattagat while the men are away doing their Viking thing.Another new Viking added to the thrilling storyline will be Kalf, “a trusted second-in-command” character to our dear Lagertha. He will take the place as “acting Earl” when she accompanies Ragnar on raids. But Kalf’s a wolf in […] »
- April Neale
Welcome to another horror news round-up! This time around we have release details for the Lovecraftian love story Spring and the wilderness-based horror movie Backcountry, as well as acquisition details on the Kevin Durand-starring Dark Was the Night.
The latest film from the directing duo of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution), Spring stars Lou Taylor Pucci (2013’s Evil Dead) and Nadia Hilker (The Other Wife) and will be released by Drafthouse Films in theaters and on VOD beginning March 20th:
Press Release – “Drafthouse Films is immensely proud to present Spring, the stunning new genre-defying supernatural love story from directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution), in U.S. theaters and on VOD March 20th!
Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci, Evil Dead, Thumbsucker) is a young American fleeing to Europe to escape his past. While backpacking along the Italian coast, everything changes during a stop at an idyllic Italian village, »
- Derek Anderson
Monster films seem to be having a nice little comeback. We seem to be venturing away from the “Grindhouse” homage films, the torture porn films and the other tropes the genre got stuck in. A film that is on my radar is Dark Was The Night, which was adapted from a screenplay that was on The Blacklist a few years back. We just got word that we shouldn’t have to wait too long to see this flick starring Kevin Durand (The Strain) and Lukas Haas (Lady in White, Inception, Brick). Read below for the official word. We’ve also included a trailer that was posted last year for the film.
From the Press Release
Image Entertainment, an Rlj Entertainment (Nasdaq: Rlje) brand, has acquired the North American distribution rights for Caliber Media’s Dark Was The Night, directed by Jack Heller (Enter Nowhere), after the film’s premiere at »
- Andy Triefenbach
Following its ScreamFest premiere and New York City Scary Movies bow, the Kevin Durand-starring monster movie Dark Was The Night is set for the limited theatrical release from Image in 2015. Directed by Jack Heller, from a script by Tyler Hisel, Dark Was The Night “begins when a long slumbering evil is awoken in the trees outside…
- Samuel Zimmerman
Image Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Caliber Media’s creature feature and will release theatrically this year.
Dark Was The Night premiered at ScreamFest in Los Angeles.
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FX has announced that season two of The Strain will kick off this summer. There will be 13 episodes.
On The Strain, a team of disease control experts are called in to investigate when a plane lands in New York with 200 corpses on board. They soon discover that a viral outbreak has begun that could overtake humanity. The first season's large cast included Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Mía Maestro, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Miguel Gomez, Natalie Brown, Jack Kesy, Sean Astin, and Robert Maillet. (more…) »
FX’s The Strain was one of the summer’s guiltiest pleasures, an immeasurably silly but still compelling thriller about a group of Cdc scientists attempting to stem the flow of a centuries-old vampire epidemic purposely brought to New York by an ancient evil. And though we’ll have to wait until the summer to see where it goes in season 2, FX is ensuring that we keep The Strain in mind by unveiling a new teaser for the series.
It seems early for the network to be promoting The Strain again, but it did market the first season for many months before its summer premiere as well. There’s not much context to the teaser, though if the show can follow through on the promise of depicting a full-on, bloodsuckers-versus-humans battle in the streets of New York, that will already be a step up on season 1, which only mounted a few truly impressive action sequences. »
- Isaac Feldberg
FX has released the first trailer for the highly-anticipated Season 2 of The Strain, which teases the epic battle being fought between good and evil in New York City. The trailer begins with a seemingly idyllic shot of the Statue of Liberty, but from an overhead angle we can see this iconic landmark is just one of many battlegrounds between humanity and the evil that has been unleashed on the Big Apple. Unfortunately, we don't see any main cast members in this trailer, but it gives fans a sense of the epic scope that we'll see in Season 2.
FX officially renewed this hit series for Season 2 back in August, with a premiere set for sometime this summer, although an exact date has not been announced yet. In Season 2 of The Strain, the war will continue between humans and vampires, as the Cdc's Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and Nora Martinez (Mía »
History has released a new cast image for the upcoming third season of the hit historical family saga Vikings. The third season picks up with Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) as king, and follows as he deals with the responsibility of the title and leads his family of warriors to the mythical city of Paris where they will fight to cement the Vikings legacy. Vikings returns to History Thursday, February 19th at 10Pm. Created by Michael Hirst, the show also stars Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig, Clive Standen, George Blagden, Gustaf Skarsgard, and Alyssa Sutherland. Check out the new cast image after the jump. Image Via History. We've also got character bios for a few new characters joining the saga this season: · Kalf (Ben Robson) – Lagertha’s young, handsome second in command. She is fond of him and trusts him to look after her affairs while she is away, but it is possible »
- Haleigh Foutch
With Vikings‘ Season 3 premiere now just six weeks away, History has released a new cast photo, a piece of key art and a series of teaser videos declaring(/warning?), “The world is ours.”
The logline for the new season reads as follows: “With the promise of new land from the English, Ragnar leads his people to an uncertain fate on the shores of Wessex…. Ever the restless wanderer, Ragnar is searching for something more, and he finds it in the mythical city of Paris. Rumored to be impenetrable to outside forces, Ragnar and his band of Norsemen must come together »
18 items from 2015
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