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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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Series cast summary:
Gustaf Skarsgård ...  Floki / ... 61 episodes, 2013-2018
Katheryn Winnick ...  Lagertha / ... 59 episodes, 2013-2018
Alexander Ludwig ...  Bjorn Lothbrok / ... 49 episodes, 2014-2018
Travis Fimmel ...  Ragnar Lothbrok / ... 45 episodes, 2013-2017
Clive Standen ...  Rollo 45 episodes, 2013-2018
Alex Høgh Andersen ...  Ivar 42 episodes, 2016-2018
Jordan Patrick Smith ...  Ubbe / ... 40 episodes, 2016-2018
Maude Hirst ...  Helga 39 episodes, 2013-2017
Moe Dunford ...  Aethelwulf 36 episodes, 2014-2018
Alyssa Sutherland ...  Queen Aslaug / ... 35 episodes, 2013-2016
Georgia Hirst ...  Torvi 35 episodes, 2014-2018
Linus Roache ...  King Ecbert 33 episodes, 2014-2017
Jennie Jacques ...  Judith 31 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:

Ireland See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The detail that the Norsemen were tattooed is not necessarily speculation. Eyewitness accounts from the Viking Age report that Vikings were, indeed, tattooed. This was also a feature of Celts and Slavs, supporting the idea that the practice was widespread in Pagan Europe. See more »

Goofs

Most historian hold it very likely that the Norse had contact with the Anglo-Saxons in the later part of the 8th century and the existence of England was widely known to them, unlike how they are portrayed in this show. Contact and trade with Anglo-Saxons is actually a likely explanation for the Vikings ability to locate monasteries such as Lindisfarne. See more »

Quotes

Ragnar Lothbrok: What does a man do?
Bjorn: He fights!
Ragnar Lothbrok: Good, and?
Bjorn: [Thinks] He looks after his family.
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Referenced in The Librarians: And the Reunion of Evil (2016) See more »

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If I Had A Heart
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Courtesy by Rabid
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Delighted and eager to see how the show matures
6 March 2013 | by roberts6222See all my reviews

I am delighted to see all the reviewers energetically debating the merits of "The Vikings" first episode----it demonstrates that they acknowledge the historical value of the period the show is portraying. Yes, there were historical inaccuracies in the plot. This will enlighten the scriptwriters to the fact that viewers ARE paying attention! That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed the first episode---all that lush eye candy for a novice historical student of the Viking culture! This episode has chosen to jump in at some point in time, and chose the year of 793----without all the back story of a long and comparatively stable history of trade with the "southern lands". The Scandinavian countries were undefined and fluid at that time, and were generally lumped into the "heathen" northmen.

In order to impress the pope and to be acknowledged as the holy Roman Emperor of Europe, around the year 772 Charlemagne took a great interest in converting the heathens to Christianity. In his campaign to forcibly convert the northmen, he first baptized, then brutally murdered the recalcitrant civilian pagans----many, many thousands at a time. The northmen who managed to escape to their more northern cousins told of the brutality (and extraordinarily rich) Christians. The attack on Lindesfarne was undoubtedly vicious, but did not occur without previous provocation.

We all watch the show for different reasons, but if the producers can keep a reasonable level of historical accuracy, and weave in the interest and action needed to balance the whole show out----I can see a long run for "The Vikings". I am watching.


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