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.
Ragnar’s embassy to Jarl Borg in Götaland fails, as King Horik rejects a compromise settlement about the contested land. Driven by ambition and jealousy, Rollo agrees to support Borg against Ragnar. In Kattegat, a disease kills many inhabitants, including Lagertha’s daughter, Gyda, and Siggy’s daughter, Thyri. Lagertha asks the seer about Ragnar and her future but the seer refuses as he only sees misery. Underway, Ragnar meets and is seduced by the princess Aslaug; eventually, she reveals she carries his child.
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: 28 April 2013.
- Running time: 45 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: 18.
- Country: US
- Language: English.