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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Katheryn Winnick ...  Lagertha 68 episodes, 2013-2019
Gustaf Skarsgård ...  Floki 66 episodes, 2013-2019
Alexander Ludwig ...  Bjorn Lothbrok / ... 59 episodes, 2014-2019
Georgia Hirst ...  Torvi 47 episodes, 2014-2019
Travis Fimmel ...  Ragnar Lothbrok / ... 45 episodes, 2013-2017
Clive Standen ...  Rollo 45 episodes, 2013-2018
Alex Høgh Andersen ...  Ivar 42 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
Peter Franzén ...  King Harald Finehair 34 episodes, 2016-2019
John Kavanagh ...  The Seer / ... 34 episodes, 2013-2019
Linus Roache ...  King Ecbert 33 episodes, 2014-2017
Marco Ilsø ...  Hvitserk 32 episodes, 2016-2019
George Blagden ...  Athelstan 30 episodes, 2013-2016
Alicia Agneson ...  Freydis / ... 28 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

Jarl Borg was originally a Swedish jarl and Horik would send Ragnar to Sweden to settle the dispute. When Gustaf Skarsgård read the script he wrote to Michael Hirst and informed him that 1) "Sweden" did not exist during that time and 2) Uppsala would most certainly be part of it. Hirst changed it to Götaland (Land of the Geats). Sweden was formed as a consolidation of Götaland and Svealand (Land of the Swedes) where Uppsala is located. While it's very uncertain on what exact date "Sweden" was formed (Götaland and Svealand ruled under a single king is commonly set as a point) the term would not have been used in the time of the Vikings. See more »

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King Harald is mentioned several times as being the king of Tamdrup. The historical Harald was king of Vestfold which is in southern Norway. Tamdrup is located in Denmark and Harald held no Danish domains. See more »

Quotes

Laggertha: [Lagertha is threatened by a pair of bandits] "You couldn't kill me if you tried for a hundred years".
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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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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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