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Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore - and raid - the distant shores across the ocean.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Gustaf Skarsgård ...  Floki / ... 63 episodes, 2013-2019
Katheryn Winnick ...  Lagertha / ... 60 episodes, 2013-2018
Alexander Ludwig ...  Bjorn Lothbrok / ... 51 episodes, 2014-2019
Clive Standen ...  Rollo 46 episodes, 2013-2018
Travis Fimmel ...  Ragnar Lothbrok / ... 45 episodes, 2013-2017
Alex Høgh Andersen ...  Ivar 42 episodes, 2016-2019
Jordan Patrick Smith ...  Ubbe / ... 40 episodes, 2016-2019
Maude Hirst ...  Helga 39 episodes, 2013-2017
Georgia Hirst ...  Torvi 37 episodes, 2014-2019
Moe Dunford ...  Aethelwulf 36 episodes, 2014-2018
Alyssa Sutherland ...  Queen Aslaug / ... 35 episodes, 2013-2016
Linus Roache ...  King Ecbert 33 episodes, 2014-2017
Jennie Jacques ...  Judith 33 episodes, 2015-2018
George Blagden ...  Athelstan 30 episodes, 2013-2016
John Kavanagh ...  The Seer / ... 29 episodes, 2013-2018
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Storyline

The adventures of a 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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Country:

Ireland | Canada

Release Date:

3 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The carved beast heads seen on the prow of the viking longships were there to scare the spirits of hostile lands. Vikings were more than willing to fight the people but did not want to suffer at the hands of hostile spirits, nor did they want the spirits aiding their enemies. Although not shown in this series, they were not always dragons - they could be wolves/ravens etc. They were also removable and would have been taken off when approaching home so as not to scare the friendly spirits as this could bring ill health, a bad harvest or other such bad luck. A more modern equivalent would be a battle flag carried at times of war but not of peace - if you saw a longship approaching with beast head in place, you knew their intentions were hostile. See more »

Goofs

There are quite a few modern phrases used throughout, most notably "shut your face," a fairly recent derivation of the more widely known "shut up," first recorded use being in 1857, more than a thousand years after events depicted. See more »

Quotes

Ragnar Lothbrok: So have you returned to your faith, renounced ours?
Athelstan: I wish it was so simple. In the gentle fall of rain from Heaven I hear my God. But in the thunder I still hear Thor. That is my agony.
Ragnar Lothbrok: I hope that some day our Gods can become friends.
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Alternate Versions

In the U.S. all episodes were censored for violence, nudity, profanity, and time restrains for their broadcast on the History Channel. However, the uncensored versions of the episodes can be found on the U.S. Blu-rays. Each episode is presented as an "Original Version" (censored) or "Extended Version" (uncensored). See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.196 (2012) See more »

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If I Had A Heart
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Performed by Fever Ray
Courtesy by Rabid
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Good show
10 March 2013 | by pkelly12002See all my reviews

There are some Hollywood liberties taken during the show this is to be expected it is a show. If you made a show about everyday life during the vikings time most would be dull and not exciting it is not like they went to battle everyday. The show has a lot of historical basis with some liberties taken to liven the show up. It is well produced and has great cinematography . If , you are however looking for a straight fact based view on vikings go to the library and pull anthropology research journals out. For everyone else if you like battles with historical styles, understandings of how they navigated and views on the social structure of the vikings then you will get a understanding. You will also see how laws and ethics were for the vikings so yes there is some historical accuracy to the show . All in all if you want entertainment mixed with history it is a great show.


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