The third season of the historical drama television series Vikings premiered on 19 February 2015 on History in Canada, and concluded on 23 April 2015, consisting of ten episodes.
The series broadly follows the exploits of the legendary Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok and his crew, and later those of his sons. The first season of the series begins at the start of the Viking Age, marked by the Lindisfarne raid in 793.
Aethelwulf attempts to befriend Rollo and Floki; Floki is unhappy about fighting for Christians. Athelstan sleeps with Judith and they both express their love for each other. Kwenthrith helps Ragnar with his wounds. King Ecbert and Lagertha have a sexual relationship but she tells him that “He only cares for himself”. In Kattegat, Aslaug sleeps with Harbard. Harbard seems to be able to ease Ivar’s pain simply by touching and talking to him. Kalf and Einar plan for Lagertha’s return. Kalf says he has invited an important person to their village to help, who is King Horik’s son Erlendur, now married to Jarl Borg’s widow Torvi. Aslaug’s sons run out of their home and Siggy finds them walking across a frozen pond, where they fall through the thin ice. Siggy dives in, and Harbard pulls them out as Siggy drowns. In England, Princess Kwenthrith poisons her brother Burgred. She then proposes a toast to herself as the sole ruler of Mercia to which all in the room acknowledge and then pour out their wine onto the floor. Before Harbard leaves Kattegat, he tells Aslaug that Ivar’s pain will now be less.
You can find a full index and overview of Vikings here.
You can find a full index of Vikings Series 03 here.
Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Jeff Woolnough.
- Writer(s): Michael Hirst.
- Release Date: 12 March 2015.
- Running time: 45 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: 18.
- Country: US
- Language: English.