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.
With the Vikings still recovering, Ragnar orders another attack. Led by Rollo, Lagertha, and Kalf, they manage to pass the bridge, but they are once again pushed back. Siegfried is captured and executed on Gisla’s insistence. Although the Franks have managed to defend the city, a plague has spread in Paris and citizens are dying. Count Odo begs the Emperor to come to terms with their enemy. Ragnar’s wounds will not heal, leaving him weak. Trying to restore his leadership, he secretly meets the Franks; although offered gold and silver, Ragnar does not accept. Knowing his end is drawing near, he asks to be baptised, and to be buried inside the city. Meanwhile Aslaug rules in Kattegat, and deals with the Christian missionary Ansgar. Ansgar tries to carry a hot piece of metal to prove the might of the Christian god. When he fails, Aslaug has him killed. In England King Ecbert and Judith start up an affair.
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Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Ken Girotti.
- Writer(s): Michael Hirst.
- Release Date 16 April 2015.
- Running time: 45 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: 18.
- Country: US
- Language: English.