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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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Michael Hirst
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Gustaf Skarsgård ...  Floki 67 episodes, 2013-2019
Katheryn Winnick ...  Lagertha 65 episodes, 2013-2019
Alexander Ludwig ...  Bjorn Lothbrok / ... 57 episodes, 2014-2019
Travis Fimmel ...  Ragnar Lothbrok / ... 45 episodes, 2013-2017
Clive Standen ...  Rollo 45 episodes, 2013-2018
Georgia Hirst ...  Torvi 45 episodes, 2014-2019
Alex Høgh Andersen ...  Ivar 41 episodes, 2016-2019
Jennie Jacques ...  Judith 40 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
Peter Franzén ...  King Harald Finehair 33 episodes, 2016-2019
John Kavanagh ...  The Seer / ... 33 episodes, 2013-2019
Linus Roache ...  King Ecbert 33 episodes, 2014-2017
Alicia Agneson ...  Freydis / ... 31 episodes, 2017-2019
George Blagden ...  Athelstan 30 episodes, 2013-2016
Marco Ilsø ...  Hvitserk 29 episodes, 2016-2019
Ferdia Walsh-Peelo ...  Alfred the Great 28 episodes, 2017-2019
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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:

Vikings See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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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

Borg is portrayed as being seen as unstable by his peers for communicating and asking the skull of his dead wife for advise. But in pre-christian Scandinavia, there was an extensive cult of the dead and communicating with the dead and even interacting with them was common. Modern ethnic groups like the Torajan people still has such practices. There are even myths of Odin communicating with the head of his dead teacher, Mimir, so Borg's action would not have been seen a deviant behaviour by Norse pagans. 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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Referenced in The Big Bang Theory: The Gorilla Dissolution (2014) See more »

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If I Had A Heart
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Courtesy by Rabid
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Something a bit different and very enjoyable.
11 March 2013 | by pk1873See all my reviews

There have been one or two negative reviews posted about this show and I have to say that after 2 episodes, I really like it... nit pickers may say that there are historical inaccuracies, but there are also many myths dispelled ... and with the appearance of Valkyrie on the battlefield at the very beginning of ep1 to take fallen warriors souls, unless you are deluded and believe in that being factual it was clear from the very outset that there was always going to be some dramatic license used. Others say the show is too Hollywood, this has to be the case to some extent but by no means is this another mass produced piece of garbage, unless you want the show cancelled after the pilot it must appeal to a mass American audience as entertainment it isn't a documentary. I personally feel that the show DOES have a European feel which is absent in many historical dramas, the locations are beautiful, the cast has been well selected and act their parts fantastically well. The good guys are instantly likable where as the bad guys you just can't wait to see them get whats coming to them, that is always a good sign as far as I am concerned as i want to see what happens to them and am looking forward to the next episode. So don't be put off by the pedantic armchair historians out there give vikings a chance.. it is what it is.


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