Breaking TV News: History Orders a Third Season of VIKINGS

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Press Release: HISTORY® announced today that it has picked up a 10 episode third season of the acclaimed drama series, Vikings. The renewal comes for the series created and written by Michael Hirst just four episodes into the second season. Six new episodes remain in the sophomore season, airing Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT, with the season finale scheduled for Thursday, May 1.

“With top Canadian talent both in front of and behind the camera, it’s gratifying that Vikings has become must-see television for Canadian audiences,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media. “We can’t wait to bring viewers a third season, and to give this first-class creative team the opportunity to further explore the richly drawn characters and complex relationships that remain at the heart of the series.” [Read more...]

Prepare For Battle: Your VIKINGS Video Season 2 Preview!

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By: Sarah Stephens

We’re on one week countdown until the return of the epic History Channel drama VIKINGS. Thursday, Feb 27th at 10pm, get ready to dive into the world of Norse warriors, family and war in the Dark Ages. Season 2 pits brother against brother as Earl Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) prepares for battle against Jarl Borg (Thorbjørn Harr), while Rollo (Clive Standen) aligns himself with Ragnar’s enemies. Ragnar’s indiscretions last season find their way home and unlikely alliances are formed. We’ve got all the VIKINGS goodies for you here with early clips from Season 2! [Read more...]

VIKINGS Video: Katheryn Winnick and Jessalyn Gilsig Talk Season Two

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With the much-anticipated return of VIKINGS just around the corner — Thursday February 27th at 10PM to be exact — theTVaddict.com thought now might be as good a time as any to share some San Diego Comic Con shot video of stars Katheryn Winnick and Jessalyn Gilsig talking all things season two. [Read more...]

VIKINGS Season Two First Look: A Ragnar, Lagertha and Aslaug Love Triangle!

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With season two of VIKINGS just around the corner (Thursday February 27th at 10PM to be exact), History was kind enough to pass along some brand new photos shedding some light on how Ragnar’s lady troubles could play out in season 2. Per History’s email, “Will Ragnar’s indiscretions with Lagertha threaten his marriage? Will Lagertha stay by her husbands’ side or leave him? In episode one airing on 2/27 Aslaug makes her way to Kattegat and brings with her a surprise that leaves Ragnar in a difficult predicament. Who will he choose? You’ll have to tune-in to find out, but this house of cards is surely set to come crumbling down as Ragnar tries to juggle his complicated love life and his sudden ascent to greatness.” [Read more...]

Seers, Shield Maidens and More at the VIKINGS Party at San Diego Comic-Con!

Hot on the heels of its successful first season and in celebration of its second season, History Channel hosted a star-studded party for its cast with featured sponsor the Wired Cafe at San Diego Comic-Con.  With elaborate costumes, scenery and an authentic looking Seer stalking amongst the party goers, the party was wall to wall fun.  There was a vast feast spread out in the middle and a nonstop flow of libations.  With paparazzi circling around, it was fun to see who would be next accosted by the Seer or who would venture up in the bowls of the Viking ship for a quick photo or two.  The more adventuresome partiers embraced all the trappings and joined in the festivities gung-ho. [Read more...]

We Shine the Spotlight on VIKINGS Star Katheryn Winnick

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Having helped usher in the series premiere of VIKINGS with an interview with star Jessalyn Gilsig way back in February, we here at theTvaddict.com thought it was only fitting that on the eve of the hit History Channel’s first finale we would close out the season with a few words from the another star. Cue, the equally epic Katheryn Winnick, who during a recent one-on-one in Toronto shared what attracted her to the series, how it’s unlike anything she’s ever shot before and what it was like playing the original Teen Mom! See for yourself, after the jump. [Read more...]

WonderCon 2013: George Bladen Talks VIKINGS

Missed out on the awesomeness that was attending WonderCon 2013? Never fear, theTVaddict.com is here. Or to be more accurate, our Senior West Coast Correspondent Tiffany Vogt was there to get as up close and personal as some of your favorite stars’ publicists would allow! Case in point, this recently shot video interview with VIKINGS star George Bladen, who teases the second half of VIKINGS first season, life on location and his favorite (and least favorite) part about being an actor. See for yourself, after the jump. [Read more...]

History Orders a Second Season of Their Hit Scripted Series VIKINGS

Press Release: New York, New York, April 5, 2013 – HISTORY has picked up VIKINGS, its first scripted drama series for a 10-episode second season, it was announced today by Dirk Hoogstra, EVP, Development and Programming for HISTORY. Created and written by Michael Hirst, the renewal comes just five episodes into the VIKINGS freshman season. Four new episodes remain in the current season airing Sundays at 10 p.m. with the season finale slated for Sunday, April 28 at 10 p.m.

VIKINGS continues to be the #1 new cable series in 2013 and has propelled HISTORY to #1 in cable in its Sunday 10-11 p.m. time period. Over the five weeks, the hit drama series averaged 5.0 million total viewers, 2.2 million Adults 25-54 and 1.9 Adults 18-49. This past Sunday, episode five delivered 4.7 million total viewers, 2.2 million Adults 25-54 and 1.7 million Adults 18-49. This was up 4% among total viewers and up 5% among Adults 25-54 from last week. [Read more...]

WonderCon 2013: Travis Fimmel Talks All Things VIKINGS

Missed out on the awesomeness that was attending WonderCon 2013? Never fear, theTVaddict.com is here. Or to be more accurate, our Senior West Coast Correspondent Tiffany Vogt was there to get as up close and personal as some of your favorite stars’ publicists would allow! Case in point, this recently shot video interview with VIKINGS star Travis Fimmel, who teases the second half of VIKINGS first season, life on location and his favorite (and least favorite) part about being an actor. See for yourself, after the jump. [Read more...]