Vikings (2013– )
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Wrath of the Northmen 

The stage is set for the first journey west by Ragnar Lothbrok as he gathers a crew willing to risk their lives to travel into the unknown.

Director:

Johan Renck

Writers:

Michael Hirst (creator), Michael Hirst
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Travis Fimmel ... Ragnar Lothbrok
Katheryn Winnick ... Lagertha
Clive Standen ... Rollo
Jessalyn Gilsig ... Siggy Haraldson
Gustaf Skarsgård ... Floki
George Blagden ... Athelstan
Gabriel Byrne ... Earl Haraldson
Vladimir Kulich ... Eric
David Pearse ... Svein
Nathan O'Toole ... Bjorn
Diarmaid Murtagh ... Leif
Tadhg Murphy ... Arne
Jefferson Hall ... Torstein
Jouko Ahola ... Kauko
Eric Higgins ... Knut
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Storyline

With his new boat completed, Ragnar recruits a crew and prepares for departure in a few weeks. His wife Lagertha wants to take part in the great adventure but Ragnar says one of them must stay behind to care for the children. She's definitely not pleased. Earl Haraldson has his spies and is soon aware of Ragnar's plans but is convinced there are no lands to the west and they will never be seen again. After several days at sea Ragnar and his men attack Lindisfarne Monastery on Lindisfarne Island just off the coast in Northumbria, England. Many of the monks are killed and the others enslaved. Written by garykmcd

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

Ireland | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Norway

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The language heard in the background when the anchor arrives is present day Danish and Swedish. See more »

Goofs

In the year 845 Ragner lead a fleet of over a hundred ships and laid siege to Paris (as is the plot for season 3). In episode two he attacks Lindesfarne, however, this raid took place in 793. Ragner would not have been born at the time of the Lindesfarne raid. See more »

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If I Had a Heart
Written by Karin Dreijer Andersson
Performed by Fever Ray
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Good plot, but...
13 March 2013 | by mariusbjornsonSee all my reviews

I am really liking the story of this show and the direction it is headed, and it is nice to finally see a good Viking show. However, i do have a lot of problems with this show. The biggest being the acting, there is so much poor acting in this show. And I'm not claiming that most of these actors are bad, but i think some of the reason why is the accent they have. I understand very well that they want to keep it is trustworthy as possible, and stay true to a somewhat Scandinavian accent. But it just comes off as weird, especially on Ragnars son. It sounds really weird, really wish they just had a British accent. If you are contemplating whether to watch this show or not, I would strongly advice you to give it a go. it is a great show, so far (S01E02).


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