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.
Þórunn gives birth to a girl that Bjorn names Siggy. A farmer returns from Wessex and tells Ragnar about Aethelwulf’s massacre. Athelstan has a sign from God and tells Ragnar that he has been born again as a christian. In Wessex, Judith gives birth to a son, but is then sentenced to having her ears and nose cut off for adultery. After one ear is removed, she reveals that Athelstan is the father. King Ecbert says the child is sent from God and will be christened Alfred. Earl Kalf leads a fleet to Kattegat to join the raid on Paris, along with Erlendur and Torvi. Rollo reveals that Athelstan no longer wears his arm band. Floki receives a sign that “blood must be spilled”, and kills Athelstan while he is praying. Ragnar, heartbroken by Athelstan’s death, carries his body up the side of the mountain for burial, and asks Athelstan for forgiveness.
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Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Helen Shaver.
- Writer(s): Michael Hirst.
- Release Date: 26 March 2015.
- Running time: 45 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: 18.
- Country: US
- Language: English.