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 Vikings set up a fortified camp, assault the Northumbrian besiegers at night, and capture the king’s brother, Aethelwulf. In a meeting with the king, Ragnar demands 2,000 pounds of gold and silver as a price for the Vikings’ departure. Aelle agrees but demands that one Viking be baptised a Christian, and to Floki’s scorn, Rollo agrees. Instead of paying the ransom, Aelle has his men attack Ragnar’s camp, but they are bloodily repelled, ending with Rollo finishing off several Saxons single-handedly, in an attempt to prove he is still faithful to his gods. After Ragnar sends Aethelwulf’s corpse to Aelle, the king finally pays the ransom but swears vengeance upon Ragnar as he watches the raiders depart. Meanwhile, back in Scandinavia, Lagertha rules in Ragnar’s stead, accepts Siggy’s offer of service, and suffers a miscarriage.
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): Ken Girotti.
- Writer(s): Michael Hirst.
- Release Date: 14 April 2013.
- Running time: 45 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: 18.
- Country: US
- Language: English.