History’s ‘Vikings’ Preview: Will Ragnar Lothbrok Change Destiny?
This coming Sunday, March 3 will mark an important date for History, as their first original scripted series 'Vikings' breaks waves across the TV landscape. We've seen the first few episodes, and spoken with some of the cast, but should you tune in to see Ragnar Lothbrok and the all-new historical tale of 'Vikings!' Check out a sneak peek of Sunday's series premiere inside!
Everything you thought you knew about the 'Vikings' may change this Sunday, as History premieres its first original scripted series detailing the journey of hero Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), and the Vikings' first major journeys west. We'll have an exclusive look at the new series on Monday after the premiere, but how would you like to see an early sneak peek right now?
‘Vikings’ follows actual historical figure Ragnar Lothbrok, considered to be the greatest hero of his age. The nine-episode 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.
In addition to casting veteran actor Gabriel Byrne in the role of the villainous Earl Haraldson, ‘Vikings’ features Travis Fimmel in the central role of Ragnar Lothbrok, along with Jessalyn Gilsig (‘Glee‘) as Siggy, the wife of Earl Haraldson, Gustaf Skarsgard as Ragnar’s eccentric ship-building friend Floki, Clive Standen as his brother Rollo, and Katheryn Winnick as Ragnar's shield-maiden wife Lagertha.
Courtesy of IGN, check out a sneak-peek of 'Vikings' via the clip below, and tell us in the comments if you'll check out the new series on Sunday at 10:00 p.m. on History!