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Vikings Renewed for a Second Season

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HISTORY® ORDERS SECOND SEASON OF
HIT SCRIPTED SERIES

VIKINGS

#1 NEW CABLE SERIES OF THE YEAR
EARNS TEN EPISODE ORDER

Four New Episodes Remain This Season, Airing Sundays at 10 p.m.
Season One Finale Scheduled for Sunday, April 28

New York, New York, April 5, 2013 – HISTORY has picked up VIKINGS, its first scripted drama series for a 10-episode second season, it was announced today by Dirk Hoogstra, EVP, Development and Programming for HISTORY. Created and written by Michael Hirst, the renewal comes just five episodes into the VIKINGS freshman season. Four new episodes remain in the current season airing Sundays at 10 p.m. with the season finale slated for Sunday, April 28 at 10 p.m.

VIKINGS continues to be the #1 new cable series in 2013 and has propelled HISTORY to #1 in cable in its Sunday 10-11 p.m. time period. Over the five weeks, the hit drama series averaged 5.0 million total viewers, 2.2 million Adults 25-54 and 1.9 Adults 18-49. This past Sunday, episode five delivered 4.7 million total viewers, 2.2 million Adults 25-54 and 1.7 million Adults 18-49. This was up 4% among total viewers and up 5% among Adults 25-54 from last week.

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“Vikings is a win win for us. As our first scripted series, VIKINGS has paid off in a big way with critical acclaim, strong ratings and a passionate, loyal fan base. It came out of the gate strong and has stayed on top, solidifying HISTORY as a major player in the scripted genre, just as we are in reality,” said Hoogstra. “We could not be more proud of the entire cast and crew and everyone involved in the making of VIKINGS. Michael Hirst has captured audiences with his complex, compelling characters and brought the unknown, epic world of these warriors to life. Season Two will begin production this summer to air in 2014.”

MGM Television brought the series to the network and brings VIKINGS to the global audience, serving as the international distributor outside of Ireland, Canada and the U.S.

“We are very excited that VIKINGS is generating so much attention worldwide,” said Roma Khanna, President, Television Group and Digital, MGM. “MGM is thrilled to have the continued support and enthusiasm of our partners at HISTORY and to work with an amazing international team as they bring Michael Hirst’s vision to audiences around the globe.”

VIKINGS, airing Sundays at 10 p.m. ET, tells the extraordinary tales of the lives and epic adventures of these warriors. The drama portrays the world of these Dark Age raiders, traders, explorers – not from an outsider’s view, but, through the eyes of Viking society.

While VIKINGS is filled with conflict, warfare and bloodshed – for these were extreme times – it is a family saga at heart. It follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel, The Beast, Baytown Outlaws), a curious, compelling man who is always looking to break through barriers and discover new worlds to conquer. Ragnar is deeply frustrated by the unadventurous policies of his local chieftain, Earl Haraldson (Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment, Usual Suspects, Millers Crossing), who continues to send his Vikings raiders east every summer, to the Baltic states and Russia, whose populations are as materially poor as themselves.

Joining Fimmel and Byrne are Katheryn Winnick (Bones, Love and Other Drugs, The Black Marks) as Lagertha, a fierce shield maiden and Ragnar’s wife; Jessalyn Gilsig (Glee, Heroes, Nip/Tuck, Friday Night Lights) as Siggy, Earl Haraldson’s beautiful wife; George Blagden (Les Miserables, Wrath of the Titans) as Athelstan, a young, innocent Christian monk captured by Ragnar on his first raid on England, Clive Standen (Camelot, Robin Hood) as Rollo, Ragnar’s impulsive, wild, care-free brother and Gustaf Skarsgard (The Way Back) a ship builder who designs the new generation of Vikings ships.

Created and written by Michael Hirst – one of the premier historical story-tellers in the industry (Academy-Award winning film Elizabeth; and the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated series The Tudors), Michael serves as Executive Producer along with Morgan O’Sullivan of World 2000 (The Count of Monte Cristo; The Tudors), John Weber of Take 5 Productions (The Tudors; The Borgias), Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer, James Flynn (The Tudors; The Borgias) and Sheila Hockin (The Tudors; The Borgias). Dirk Hoogstra and Julian P. Hobbs are the Executives in Charge of Production for HISTORY.

VIKINGS is an international Irish/Canadian co-production being co-produced by World 2000 and Take 5 Productions. HISTORY will broadcast domestically in the U.S. MGM Television will bring VIKINGS to the global audience, serving as the international distributor outside of Ireland, Canada and the U.S. VIKINGS is produced in association with Shaw Media, and the series will air on HISTORY in Canada.

History Channel New Series “Vikings” WonderCon 2013

floki_hero__a-HHistory channel has a new series airing titled “Vikings”. The show will be featured at WonderCon 2013! Press release below has more information on the new amazing series. Gustaf Skarsgard (Alex’s brother) is in the series and he plays the character Floki. (image above is of Gustaf)

Join members of the Vikings cast for an inside look at creating the characters for HISTORY’s new scripted series. Catch up with a series recap and get to know the cast during a Q&A session before an exclusive sneak peek at Episode 6.
Saturday March 30, 2013 10:30am – 11:30am
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HISTORY’S FIRST SCRIPTED SERIES VIKINGS PILLAGES 4.6 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS

IN ITS SECOND EPISODE,

SUNDAY, MARCH 10 AT 10 PM

VIKINGS MOST WATCHED CABLE SERIES

IN 10 PM HOUR

New Episodes Continue Sundays at 10 p.m.

New York, NY, March 11, 2013 – HISTORY’s first scripted series VIKINGS reaped solid ratings in its second outing on Sunday at 10pm capturing 4.6 million total viewers, making it the most-watched cable series in the hour. It was TV’s #1 show among Men 25-54, with 1.19 million.  It also delivered 1.9 million Adults 25-54 and 1.7 million Adults 18-49.

VIKINGS, airing Sundays at 10PM ET, tells the extraordinary tales of the lives and epic adventures of these warriors. The drama portrays the world of these Dark Age raiders, traders, explorers – not from an outsider’s view, but, through the eyes of Viking society.

While VIKINGS is filled with conflict, warfare and bloodshed – for these were extreme times – it is a family saga at heart. It follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis FimmelThe BeastBaytown Outlaws), a curious, compelling  man who is always looking to break through barriers and discover new worlds to conquer. Ragnar is deeply frustrated by the unadventurous policies of his local chieftain, Earl Haraldson (Gabriel ByrneIn TreatmentUsual SuspectsMillers Crossing), who continues to send his Vikings raiders east every summer, to the Baltic states and Russia, whose populations are as materially poor as themselves.

Joining Fimmel and Byrne are Katheryn Winnick (Bones, Love and Other Drugs, The Black Marks) as Lagertha, a fierce shield maiden and Ragnar’s wife; Jessalyn Gilsig (GleeHeroesNip/TuckFriday Night Lights) as Siggy, Earl Haraldson’s beautiful wife; George Blagden (Les Miserables, Wrath of the Titans) as Athelstan, a young, innocent Christian monk captured by Ragnar on his first raid on England, Clive Standen (Camelot, Robin Hoodas Rollo, Ragnar’s impulsive, wild, care-free brother andGustaf Skarsgard (The Way Back) a ship builder who designs the new generation of Vikings ships.

Created and written by Michael Hirst – one of the premier historical story-tellers in the industry (Academy-Award winning filmElizabeth; and the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated series The Tudors), Michael serves as Executive Producer along with Morgan O’Sullivan of World 2000 (The Count of Monte Cristo; The Tudors), John Weber of Take 5 Productions (The Tudors; The Borgias), Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer, James Flynn (The TudorsThe Borgias) and Sheila Hockin (The Tudors; The Borgias). Dirk Hoogstra and Julian P. Hobbs are the Executives in Charge of Production for HISTORY.

VIKINGS is an international Irish/Canadian co-production being co-produced by World 2000 and Take 5 Productions. HISTORY will broadcast domestically in the U.S.  MGM Television will bring VIKINGS to the global audience, serving as the international distributor outside of Ireland, Canada and the U.S. VIKINGS is produced in association with Shaw Media, and the series will air on HISTORY in Canada.

Visit the History channel’s site on the show here: Vikings for more information and videos for each of the characters. I know many True Blood fans are watching the series and thinking of their Viking Vampire Eric Northman

Gustaf Skarsgard Cast in Kon Tiki Film

Gustaf Skarsgard has been cast in the film “Kon Tiki”. Hollywood reporter.com reported that Alexander will appear in the real life adventure Kon Tiki. In addition to Skarsgard, Pal Sverre Valehim has also been cast in the film.

from the Hollywood reporter site: Kon-Tiki is the story of scientist Thor Heyerdahl who, in 1947, sailed 5,000 miles on a wooden raft from Peru to the Polynesian Islands to prove the islands could have been populated from South America. In 1950, Heyerdahl made an documentary on his voyage, which won an Oscar.

Hagen (Troubled Water, Max Manus) will play Heyerdahl in the film. Skarsgard, the son of Stellan Skarsgard and brother of True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard, will play one of the fellow scientists that made up the Kon-Tiki crew.

Can’t wait to see this film! Here is the imdb.com page for the film which shows a tentative release date of 2012

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Puss Premiere at Lilla Film Festival

pussalexcafeJohan Kling’s film “Puss” starring Alexander and Gustaf Skarsgård, will be screened on August 9, 2010. The film will be shown at 8 PM at the Lilla Filmfestivalen also known as the Little Film Festival in Båstad, Sweden.

To visit the Festivals website click here.

Johan Kling’s film Puss with Alexander and  Gustaf Skarsgård, Erica and Jessica Carlsson Zandén.  The gallery below contains screen caps from the film courtesy of the Puss Facebook page. Click here to join as a fan:

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