Over the summer, History announced it was finally time to get into the scripted content game, assumedly after the success of the miniseries Hatfields & Mc Coys, which brought in particularly high ratings on the network.Now, the channel’s first attempt at original scripted content, Vikings, has finally been put together and given an official release date.
The preview for Vikings mostly takes a look at some gruff figures in the community and the awesome weaponry, but we do know a little more about the Norsemen Vikings will take a look at.
The series will follow a leader and warrior named Ragnar Lothbrok, played by Travis Fimmel.
Gabriel Byrne has also joined the cast as Earl Haraldson, and other Skarsgard brother, Gustaf, will play Ragnar’s buddy, Fioki.
With their long hair, dirty bodies, and shaggy beards, it’s hard to tell which actor is which within the preview.
While the trailer doesn’t exactly focus on family and friendship, Vikings will actually look into the personal lives of Lothbrok’s tribe, as well as the group’s explorations across the ocean and, to get back to the weaponry, raids.
History’s Vikings premieres March 3, 2013 at 10 p.m. It looks like the second half of History’s “Vikings” Season 4 will soon be landing on the small screen.According to actor Travis Fimmel, the cast have finished filming the remaining 10 episodes due to air later this year.While doing press rounds for his most recent film, “Maggie’s Plan,” Fimmel gave Boston Herald an update on the historical fiction series currently on a mid-season break.Fimmel, who plays warrior king Ragnar on the “Vikings” series, took on the role of a pickle vendor in his new romantic-comedy movie.“We’ve done 50 episodes now,” he updated.The television series usually gets 10 episode per season with the exception of Season 4 that received a 20-episode order.