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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 67 episodes, 2013-2019
Katheryn Winnick ...  Lagertha 63 episodes, 2013-2019
Alexander Ludwig ...  Bjorn Lothbrok / ... 56 episodes, 2014-2019
Travis Fimmel ...  Ragnar Lothbrok / ... 45 episodes, 2013-2017
Clive Standen ...  Rollo 45 episodes, 2013-2018
Georgia Hirst ...  Torvi 44 episodes, 2014-2019
Alex Høgh Andersen ...  Ivar 41 episodes, 2016-2019
Jennie Jacques ...  Judith 39 episodes, 2015-2019
Maude Hirst ...  Helga 39 episodes, 2013-2017
Jordan Patrick Smith ...  Ubbe 39 episodes, 2016-2019
Moe Dunford ...  Aethelwulf 36 episodes, 2014-2018
Alyssa Sutherland ...  Queen Aslaug / ... 35 episodes, 2013-2016
Linus Roache ...  King Ecbert 33 episodes, 2014-2017
Peter Franzén ...  King Harald Finehair 32 episodes, 2016-2019
John Kavanagh ...  The Seer / ... 32 episodes, 2013-2018
George Blagden ...  Athelstan 30 episodes, 2013-2016
Alicia Agneson ...  Freydis / ... 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Marco Ilsø ...  Hvitserk 28 episodes, 2016-2019
Ferdia Walsh-Peelo ...  Alfred the Great / ... 27 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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Ireland | Canada

Release Date:

3 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

England is mentioned several times during the series, including by Saxon characters such as Athelstan, Ecbert and Aella. England however did not exist as a concept until the reign of Ecbert's son Alfred the Great, and not as an entity until the reign of Alfred's son Edward the Elder. Until this time the area that is now England consisted of the Saxon kingdoms of Wessex (the south), East Anglia (the east), Mercia (the midlands), Northumbria (the North) and the (celtic) British Kingdom of Kernow (Cornwall). Until the coming of the Vikings which necessitated alliances these kingdoms were more often than not hostile to each other. See more »

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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: 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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A Medieval "Godfather"
17 March 2013 | by loufalceSee all my reviews

Maybe it isn't real 100 percent history. Some liberties were taken, but for the most part is seems to ring true.At times it almost seems like a contemporary crime drama, but the facts are there-the raids on British monastaries that did occur in the late 8th century, a fairly realistic depiction on what Norse life was probably like at this timeline, the spectacular countryside with its majestic forests and rivers, and the depictions of the Vikings themselves. Savage, eager to loot and plunder, but nevertheless bound by a sort of code of honor. Their acts are savage and the chieftan seems more like a medieval Godfather who uses his power for his own personal gain and who is not above killing somebody on the spot if he is displeased with his actions. The storyline is fairly literate and not the usual mindless adventure that too many of these movies present to us, and the characters are convincingly drawn and likely motivated. The music is good and the full size replicas of the ships are very accurate. Even the deliberate pace works to its advantage, we are never rushed and the story develops as it moves along. It is never dull and there is plenty of interest to engage the viewer. However, if you are put off by graphic violence , don't watch it. Those times were fairly brutal. Fine entertainment . Enjoy it.


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