Vikings is a historical drama television series, written and created by Michael Hirst for the television channel History.
The series broadly follows the exploits of the legendary Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok and his crew, and in later seasons those of his sons.
The first season premiered on 03 March 2013 in Canada and concluded on 28 April 2013, consisting of nine episodes.
The Earl accepts Ragnar’s challenge, and the two meet in single combat. Ragnar kills Haraldson and Siggy kills Bjarni. After Ragnar becomes the new Earl, he grants his dead foe a chieftain’s burial at sea, and Athelstan is revolted to see a slave agree to follow her master in death. During the following winter, Lagertha becomes pregnant and Siggy accepts Rollo’s protection and his proposal to marry an Earl – himself. Athelstan asks Ragnar about Ragnarök. Unknowingly Athelstan has broken a social taboo, but Ragnar informs him by feeding him a drug and having the village seer tell Athelstan. This causes the monk to have horrific visions of the world’s end. As spring beckons, three of Ragnar’s ships sail up the River Tyne. After throwing the luckless Wigea into a snake pit, King Aelle prepares to meet the raiders in battle.
You can find a full index and overview of Vikings here.
You can find a full index of Vikings Series 01 here.
Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Ciaran Donnelly.
- Writer(s): Michael Hirst.
- Release Date: 07 April 2013.
- Running time: 45 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: 18.
- Country: US
- Language: English.