Josh Donaldson to Go to Bat for History’s VIKINGS


In what is hands down the most unexpected ratings stunt of the season, History has just announced that the Josh “Bringer of Rain” Donaldson, Toronto Blue Jays third baseman and 2015 American League MVP, is heading to Ireland this week to film an episode of Vikings in which he will have a speaking role. According to History, “Two-time All-Star Donaldson will play the role of Hoskuld, a Viking warrior of great skill, in an episode that will air later this year as part of the fourth season.” What’s more, Donaldson is evidently a massive fan of the popular drama, recently tweeting a striking, new VIKINGS-esque hairstyle inspired by the lead character, Ragnar.

The new season of Vikings premieres Thursday, February 18th at 10pm ET/PT on HISTORY. Click below to see Josh’s video announcement on Facebook.

MVP Josh Donaldson is Coming to #Vikings #BlueJays

American League MVP is about to #Raid #Vikings #Donaldson #BringtheRain

Posted by History on Thursday, January 21, 2016

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 — 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!


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


Having helped usher in the series premiere of VIKINGS with an interview with star Jessalyn Gilsig way back in February, we here at 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, 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...]