We'd already heard the good news that History's period epic 'Vikings' had officially been picked up for a third season, but now real history buffs have yet another reason to celebrate. Joining the 'Vikings' in season 3 will be 'LOST' and 'The Strain' star Kevin Durand in a magical new role, as well as 'The Tudors' star Lothaire Bluteau as Emperor Charles of France, among others.
We haven't kept up with History's 'Vikings' season 2 as much as its predecessor, but are nonetheless excited to see that Ragnar Lothbrok and his brood will live to fight another day. History has officially picked up a 'Vikings' season 3 for 2015, but what can we expect from the epic period drama when it sets sail for a third time?
The 'Vikings' of History's namesake will be back to raid, pillage and plunder a second season beginning February 27, but before they do, they may need to settle some differences of their own. See Ragnar Lothbrok take on his brother Rollo as opposing armies clash in the first clips from 'Vikings' season 2 premiere "Brother's War"!
The History channel's first original series, 'Vikings,' certainly caught our attention last year, but at nine episodes, Ragnar and his brood came and went far too quickly. That all changes in February 2014, as History has officially set a premiere date for the 10 episodes of 'Vikings' season 2!
The other day saw one of our first looks at History's 'Vikings' season 2, teasing the coming chaos with a surprising clash of Lorde's "Glory and Gore," but the real clash has yet to begin. The first official photos of the the season have arrived, putting Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) and his brother Rollo (Clive Standen) at odds across an epic battlefield?
From its very theme song we've known History's 'Vikings' to have surprisingly good taste in music, but pairing Lorde's "Glory and Gore" with a fire in Ragnar's eyes? That needs to be seen and heard for yourself. Get your first look at 'Vikings' season 2 with the brand-new trailer teaser right here!
Okay, not that 'Hannibal.' Nonetheless, given all the success History Channel has achieved with its scripted series, including 'Vikings,' 'Hatfields & McCoys' and 'The Bible,' the channel has next set its sights on famous African general Hannibal Barca for a miniseries event produced by Hollywood icon Halle Berry.
An ever sensitive topic though it remains, slavery films in Hollywood have no doubt risen the last few years in public profile, from '12 Years a Slave' to 'Django Unchained,' and now the trend has reached TV. History will reboot the iconic 'Roots' miniseries as an all-new drama, but who from the original production will have any involvement?
A few weeks ago, we learned the surprising (yet consistent) news that 'Vikings' season 2 would undergo an impressive time jump, aging the young Bjorn (Nathan O’Toole) into an older warrior portrayed by 'The Hunger Games' star Alexander Ludwig. More than a simple age-up however, what other major character dynamics will have shifted when 'Vikings' premieres its second season in 2014?
Anyone following NBC in recent years would know of the network's occasional ratings trouble, but could the network's newest projects bring in an audience of biblical proportions? Following the mammoth success of History's 'The Bible,' NBC has won the rights to air Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's sequel series 'A.D.: Beyond the Bible,' and may look to develop a new sketch comedy series, as well.