Vikings returns on Thursday, February 19th, 10pm ET, on the History Channel for Season 3, and this season, Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) has it all. From farmer to Earl to now King, will he be satisfied, or will his wanderlust continue to send him raiding through more lands?
I think we all know that answer.
Check out the Vikings Season 3 trailer and behind-the-scenes video here below, along with some promo images and details about what we can expect, including new characters.
With the promise of new land from the English, Ragnar leads his people to an uncertain fate on the shores of Wessex. King Ecbert (Linus Roache) has made many promises and it remains to be seen if he will keep them. But ever the restless wanderer, Ragnar is searching for something more … and he finds it in the mythical city of Paris. Rumored to be impenetrable to outside forces, Ragnar and his band of Norsemen must come together to break down its walls and cement the Vikings legend in history.
All our fierce favorites return: Ragnar, ex-wife and Earl Lagertha (Katherine Winnick), brother Rollo (Clive Standen), son Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig), and Christian friend Athelstan (George Blagden). With the bloody exit of King Horik (Donal Logue),
The History Channel let us in on some new faces on the horizon:
Kalf (Ben Robson) – Lagertha’s young, handsome second in command. She is fond of him and trusts him to look after her affairs while she is away, but it is possible that Kalf is more ambitious and calculating than he appears.
Harbard (Kevin Durand) – A wanderer who turns up unexpectedly in Kattagat when Ragnar and most of the men of the town are away raiding. Harbard will have a profound effect on Queen Aslaug, Siggy and Helga, all of whom have had the same dream, presaging his arrival.
Emperor Charles of France (Lothaire Bluteau) – A complex, troubled and powerful man who views battling the Vikings as spiritual and earthly.
Princess Gisla (Morgane Polanski) – The daughter of Emperor Charles and a beautiful, young woman of considerable courage and resolution.
So excited about Kevin Durand! (He played Fred J. Dukes/The Blob in X-Men Origins: Wolverine; Martin Keamy on TV’s Lost, and Vasiliy Fet in the FX series The Strain.)
Every time someone asks for a recommendation for a new show to watch, Vikings is always on the list. Not only are you riveted during the first episode (more action than backstory), but it’s not a heavy trial investment with 16 episodes between the first two seasons. Vikings Season 1 and Season 2 are available out now on home video and now streaming on Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant Video.