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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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Michael Hirst
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Gustaf Skarsgård ...  Floki 66 episodes, 2013-2019
Katheryn Winnick ...  Lagertha 63 episodes, 2013-2019
Alexander Ludwig ...  Bjorn Lothbrok / ... 55 episodes, 2014-2019
Travis Fimmel ...  Ragnar Lothbrok / ... 45 episodes, 2013-2017
Clive Standen ...  Rollo 45 episodes, 2013-2018
Georgia Hirst ...  Torvi 44 episodes, 2014-2019
Alex Høgh Andersen ...  Ivar 41 episodes, 2016-2019
Jennie Jacques ...  Judith 39 episodes, 2015-2019
Maude Hirst ...  Helga 39 episodes, 2013-2017
Jordan Patrick Smith ...  Ubbe 39 episodes, 2016-2019
Moe Dunford ...  Aethelwulf 36 episodes, 2014-2018
Alyssa Sutherland ...  Queen Aslaug / ... 35 episodes, 2013-2016
Linus Roache ...  King Ecbert 33 episodes, 2014-2017
Peter Franzén ...  King Harald Finehair 32 episodes, 2016-2019
John Kavanagh ...  The Seer / ... 32 episodes, 2013-2018
George Blagden ...  Athelstan 30 episodes, 2013-2016
Alicia Agneson ...  Freydis / ... 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Marco Ilsø ...  Hvitserk 28 episodes, 2016-2019
Ferdia Walsh-Peelo ...  Alfred the Great / ... 27 episodes, 2017-2019
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Storyline

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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Country:

Ireland | Canada

Release Date:

21 June 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The carved beast heads seen on the prow of the viking longships were there to scare the spirits of hostile lands. Vikings were more than willing to fight the people but did not want to suffer at the hands of hostile spirits, nor did they want the spirits aiding their enemies. Although not shown in this series, they were not always dragons - they could be wolves/ravens etc. They were also removable and would have been taken off when approaching home so as not to scare the friendly spirits as this could bring ill health, a bad harvest or other such bad luck. A more modern equivalent would be a battle flag carried at times of war but not of peace - if you saw a longship approaching with beast head in place, you knew their intentions were hostile. See more »

Goofs

The whole time line is quite mixed up for the series. At the time of Lindisfarne (S01), Ragnar wasn't even born. King Ecbert died about 6 years before Ragnar, in 839. Aethelwulf would have been king at that time. Aethelwulf himself died in 858, 7 years before the invasion of the Great Heathen Army. In the series, the invasion seems to follow Ragnar's death almost immediately, while in reality there was a 20 year gap between both (his sons - with the exception of Bjorn - being young children when he died). Season 4 also shows the winter at Repton as if it were immediately after landing in England, while in reality it was 8 or 9 years after the invasion. Ecbert (who is shown as king of Wessex) and his son Aethelwulf were long dead. Also the successive kings Aethelbald, Aethelberht and Aethelred (sons of Aethelwulf) were dead. King at the time of Repton would have been Alfred, Athelwulf's youngest son, about 24 years old. Not a child as shown in the series. See more »

Quotes

Rollo: I wanted to step out of your shadow. You understand that, don't you?
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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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If I Had A Heart
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Performed by Fever Ray
Courtesy by Rabid
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User Reviews

 
The Gods Heard Me!
4 March 2013 | by pianysSee all my reviews

I've been looking forward to a viking film or TV series for many years, and when my wishes were finally granted, I was very worried that this production was going to be total crap. After viewing the first two episodes I do not worry about that anymore. Thank you, Odin:-)

As a person of some historical knowledge of the viking era, I can point out numerous flaws - but they don't ruin the story for me, so I will let them slip. Historical accounts about those days are, after all, not entirely reliable.

Happy to see Travis Fimmel in a role that totally suits him. A physical and intense character, with that spice of humor that is the viking trademark from the sagas. Gabriel Byrne plays a stern leader, that made me think of him in "Prince of Jutland", and Clive Standen seems like he's going to surprise us.

Been pondering the Game of Thrones comparison, since I love that show too, but in my opinion Vikings has its own thing going on. Way fewer lead characters to begin with, and also a more straight forward approach. Plenty of room for more series with this high class!

Can I wish for more than the planned nine episodes, PLEASE!!!


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