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Vikings 

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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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Live to Fight Another Season with Bjorn, Lagertha and Ivar

History's hit series "Vikings" returns for its final season this week alongside some equally epic (but much less bloody) premieres.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Katheryn Winnick ...  Lagertha 67 episodes, 2013-2019
Gustaf Skarsgård ...  Floki 66 episodes, 2013-2019
Alexander Ludwig ...  Bjorn Lothbrok / ... 59 episodes, 2014-2019
Georgia Hirst ...  Torvi 46 episodes, 2014-2019
Travis Fimmel ...  Ragnar Lothbrok / ... 45 episodes, 2013-2017
Clive Standen ...  Rollo 45 episodes, 2013-2018
Alex Høgh Andersen ...  Ivar 41 episodes, 2016-2019
Jennie Jacques ...  Judith 40 episodes, 2015-2019
Jordan Patrick Smith ...  Ubbe 40 episodes, 2016-2019
Maude Hirst ...  Helga 39 episodes, 2013-2017
Moe Dunford ...  Aethelwulf 36 episodes, 2014-2018
Alyssa Sutherland ...  Queen Aslaug / ... 35 episodes, 2013-2016
John Kavanagh ...  The Seer / ... 34 episodes, 2013-2019
Peter Franzén ...  King Harald Finehair 33 episodes, 2016-2019
Linus Roache ...  King Ecbert 33 episodes, 2014-2017
Marco Ilsø ...  Hvitserk 31 episodes, 2016-2019
George Blagden ...  Athelstan 30 episodes, 2013-2016
Alicia Agneson ...  Freydis / ... 29 episodes, 2017-2019
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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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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The word Viking was first used by the Anglo-Saxons some time between the 9th and 10th century, and it is uncertain what meaning they gave to the word. Viking appears three times in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in contexts that translate to either robber or pirate, but also appeared in Old English poems like the Battle of Maldon where 'wikingas' was synonymous with sailors.

Scandinavian raiders, Vikings to the modern audience, were not called Vikings at the time, however, but instead called Northmen, Pagans, Heathens, or most often Danes. Raiders in Scotland and Ireland were often referred to as Norse. The Scandinavians themselves saw themselves as distinct groups, referring to one another as inhabitants of certain regions; men of Jutland, Vestfold, Hordaland etc.

It is a modern idea, encouraged by German nationalism in the 1930s and 40s, that these Scandinavians could be treated as a single homogeneous group. Vikings is a word that carries modern connotations and doesn't distinguish these different groups within Scandinavia, so it is often avoided as term by historians and archaeologists alike. See more »

Goofs

The events of Vikings are set in the 9th century. Crossbows are used extensively by the Franks in several episodes, but at this time the crossbow appear to have largely fallen out of use as a war weapon. Evidence of their use in battle is not apparent again until the 947 AD siege of Senlis.

Additionally, crossbows are widely known as being incredibly difficult to span (cock) and mechanical assistance was commonly used. The French crossbow archers can be seen spanning the bows with minimal effort, and maintaining an impressive rate of fire. See more »

Quotes

King Horik: Forgive me Floki. I know I should trust you but I need proof.
Floki: Proof?
King Horik: Yes, prove to me I can trust you. Prove to me you are on my side.
Floki: How can I prove it?
King Horik: Kill someone. Someone who matters.
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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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User Reviews

 
The Gods Heard Me!
4 March 2013 | by pianysSee all my reviews

I've been looking forward to a viking film or TV series for many years, and when my wishes were finally granted, I was very worried that this production was going to be total crap. After viewing the first two episodes I do not worry about that anymore. Thank you, Odin:-)

As a person of some historical knowledge of the viking era, I can point out numerous flaws - but they don't ruin the story for me, so I will let them slip. Historical accounts about those days are, after all, not entirely reliable.

Happy to see Travis Fimmel in a role that totally suits him. A physical and intense character, with that spice of humor that is the viking trademark from the sagas. Gabriel Byrne plays a stern leader, that made me think of him in "Prince of Jutland", and Clive Standen seems like he's going to surprise us.

Been pondering the Game of Thrones comparison, since I love that show too, but in my opinion Vikings has its own thing going on. Way fewer lead characters to begin with, and also a more straight forward approach. Plenty of room for more series with this high class!

Can I wish for more than the planned nine episodes, PLEASE!!!


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