Hollywood Today News Magazine caught up with the cast of "Vikings" at Wondercon 2013. The interview above is with Travis Fimmel (Ragnar Lothbrok), George Blagden (Athelstan), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha Lothbrok), and Dirk Hoogstra (Senior Vice President of Development and Programming for HISTORY)
"Vikings", the hit series, is back tonight on The History Channel with Episode 8 "Sacrifice". The mini-series has been the highest rated show on cable since "The Bible" series ended, which was also on The History Channel.
"Vikings" continues to be the #1 new cable series in 2013 and has propelled The History Channel to #1 in cable in its Sunday 10-11 p.m. time period. Over the first five weeks, the hit drama series averaged 5.0 million total viewers, 2.2 million Adults 25-54 and 1.9 Adults 18-49.
Episode 8 "Sacrifice" Preview: The traditional pilgrimage to Uppsalla to thank the gods brings a torrent of emotions for Ragnar, Lagertha, and Athelstan. Ragnar, pulling farther away from his wife goes to make peace with the death of his unborn son. Lagertha, still reeling from her miscarriage, wants to find out from the gods if more sons are in her future. As the Vikings come together to sacrifice and give thanks to their gods, Athelstan discovers just how strong his Christian faith still is.
"Vikings" The History Channel's hit original series has been officially signed on for a second season. Season 2 will have 10 episodes.
The 'Vikings' series, created and written by Michael Hirst ("Elizabeth", "The Tudors") is set in 8th Century Scandinavia. The main character is Ragnar, played by Travis Fimmel, who is a warrior and farmer longing to explore and raid the unknown lands of the west. Ragnar enlists the help of his buddyand boat builder Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) to construct a ship worthy of rivaling the northern seas.
The leadership of the community has plans to raid east which is already a growing tension in from the first episode. There is heavy interplay between Ragnar's wife, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) and son early which shows a more heart felt side to the series and shows the tender side of the rough and rugged warrior.
Have you been watching "Vikings" series? Are you excited for a second season?