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.
Ragnar’s Viking fleet, also reinforced by the earl Siegfried, arrives in Francia, and prepares for battle. Emperor Charles is asked by count Odo to evacuate Paris, but after privately consulting his daughter Gisla, he refuses. Ragnar shocks them when he decides to leave Floki in charge of the attack. Both Vikings and Franks prepare for the siege as the Christians pray for protection from the pagans. In England, Queen Kwenthrith has killed the Wessex nobles and has broken her ties with King Ecbert. The king sends his son, Aethelwulf, to Mercia to force her back into submission. She informs Aethelwulf that her son, Magnus, was fathered by Ragnar. She eventually submits once Aethelwulf tells her about the massacre of the Viking settlement.
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Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Kelly Makin.
- Writer(s): Michael Hirst.
- Release Date 02 April 2015.
- Running time: 45 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: 18.
- Country: US
- Language: English.