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The world of the Vikings is brought to life through the journey of Ragnar Lothbrok, the first Viking to emerge from Norse legend and onto the pages of history - a man on the edge of myth.


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Series cast summary:
 Ragnar Lothbrok / ... (43 episodes, 2013-2017)
 Rollo (41 episodes, 2013-2016)
 Floki (41 episodes, 2013-2016)
 Lagertha (40 episodes, 2013-2017)
 Helga (33 episodes, 2013-2016)
 Princess Aslaug / ... (31 episodes, 2013-2016)
 Bjorn Lothbrok / ... (31 episodes, 2014-2017)
 Athelstan (29 episodes, 2013-2016)
 King Ecbert (26 episodes, 2014-2016)
 Siggy Haraldson (24 episodes, 2013-2015)
 Aethelwulf (23 episodes, 2014-2016)
 Erlendur / ... (23 episodes, 2014-2016)
 The Seer / ... (22 episodes, 2013-2016)
 Torstein (20 episodes, 2013-2015)
Philip O'Sullivan ...
 Bishop Edmund (18 episodes, 2014-2016)


The adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok: the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the saga of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods: legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors. Written by History Channel

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The Storm Is Coming


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It is speculated that instead of making the vikings in the series one nationality, the producers chose to make them a collected "Scandinavian" people. Thus, the locations representing Kattegat strongly resembles Norwegian landscapes, the accent spoken is clearly Swedish, and the plots are based on Icelandic sagas about Danish heroes, kings and battles. The idea is also supported by the name of the settlement "Kattegat" - in real life, this is not an area, but the sea connecting Denmark, Sweden and Norway. See more »


The things are shown to take place in earl Haraldson's hall, rather than a more public and open air meeting place. In later seasons they do take place outside in a public place, though. See more »


Bjorn: What are you so afraid of? It's only death!
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Referenced in Honest Trailers: The Emmys (2016) See more »


If I Had A Heart
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Performed by Fever Ray
Courtesy by Rabid
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Something a bit different and very enjoyable.
11 March 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There have been one or two negative reviews posted about this show and I have to say that after 2 episodes, I really like it... nit pickers may say that there are historical inaccuracies, but there are also many myths dispelled ... and with the appearance of Valkyrie on the battlefield at the very beginning of ep1 to take fallen warriors souls, unless you are deluded and believe in that being factual it was clear from the very outset that there was always going to be some dramatic license used. Others say the show is too Hollywood, this has to be the case to some extent but by no means is this another mass produced piece of garbage, unless you want the show cancelled after the pilot it must appeal to a mass American audience as entertainment it isn't a documentary. I personally feel that the show DOES have a European feel which is absent in many historical dramas, the locations are beautiful, the cast has been well selected and act their parts fantastically well. The good guys are instantly likable where as the bad guys you just can't wait to see them get whats coming to them, that is always a good sign as far as I am concerned as i want to see what happens to them and am looking forward to the next episode. So don't be put off by the pedantic armchair historians out there give vikings a chance.. it is what it is.

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