The Last Journey of the Vikings Documentary Series Overview (2020)


Introduction

This landmark, high-end drama-doc tells the story of why Vikings chose to leave Denmark. With the help of dramatic re-creations and CGI, leading academics examine their actions and explain how cultural integration and the influence of Christianity allowed them to play a huge part in transforming Europe into what it is today.

Original Title: Vikingernes sidste rejse.

Outline

Epic in scale and charting a sweeping story that has its origins in the sixth century and ends with the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, this landmark, high-end drama-doc tells the story of why Vikings chose to leave Denmark and travel across Europe. It starts by exploring the impact of climate change in Scandinavia and how this, along with land rights and a transition from rowing to sailing ships, gave rise to these infamous pirates in search of a better life. The episodes then trace Viking adventures and advancements from Scandinavia through to France, where they attacked monasteries and villages before swapping brutality for diplomacy. With the help of dramatic re-creations and CGI, leading academics examine their actions and explain how cultural integration and the influence of Christianity allowed them to play a huge part in transforming Europe into what it is today.

The Last Journey of the Vikings Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): James Velasquez.
  • Producer(s):
    • Stina Lindgren … associate producer (4 episodes, 2020).
    • Frances O’Reilly … line producer (unknown episodes).
    • William Diskay … producer (unknown episodes).
    • Christian Sundkvist … producer (unknown episodes).
  • Writer(s): Hans Jornlind and James Velasquez.
  • Music: Ollie Olson and Emanuel Olsson.
  • Cinematography: Paul Evans.
  • Editor(s): Magnus Hall.
  • Production: Mopar Media Group.
  • Distributor(s): Nordic Entertainment Group (Sweden) and France Televisions (France).
  • Release Date: 12 April 2020 (Internet).
  • Running Time: 50 minutes.
  • Rating: 13+.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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