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The world of the Vikings is brought to life through the journey of Ragnar Lothbrok, the first Viking to emerge from Norse legend and onto the pages of history - a man on the edge of myth.

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 Floki (55 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Lagertha (51 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Bjorn Lothbrok / ... (49 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Ragnar Lothbrok / ... (45 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Rollo (45 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Ivar (41 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Helga (39 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Ubbe (39 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Queen Aslaug / ... (35 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Aethelwulf (35 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 King Ecbert (32 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Bishop Heahmund (31 episodes, 2017)
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 Athelstan (30 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Judith (29 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 The Seer / ... (26 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Torvi (26 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Siggy Haraldson (24 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 King Harald Finehair (24 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Halfdan the Black (23 episodes, 2016-2017)
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The adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok: the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the saga of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods: legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors. Written by History Channel

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The Storm Is Coming


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Trivia

Jarl Borg was originally a Swedish jarl and Horik would send Ragnar to Sweden to settle the dispute. When Gustaf Skarsgård read the script he wrote to Michael Hirst and informed him that 1) "Sweden" did not exist during that time and 2) Uppsala would most certainly be part of it. Hirst changed it to Götaland (Land of the Geats). Sweden was formed as a consolidation of Götaland and Svealand (Land of the Swedes) where Uppsala is located. While it's very uncertain on what exact date "Sweden" was formed (Götaland and Svealand ruled under a single king is commonly set as a point) the term would not have been used in the time of the Vikings. See more »

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Russia is refereed to in the series, yet name "Russia" did not exist in the period the show takes place. The Norse would have refereed to it as "Garðaríki" (Realm of Farms). In fact, the most widely held theory of the origin of of the word "Russia" is that it came from vikings native to Roslagen, in Sweden, who became rulers in the area. See more »

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Ragnar Lothbrok: So have you returned to your faith, renounced ours?
Athelstan: I wish it was so simple. In the gentle fall of rain from Heaven I hear my God. But in the thunder I still hear Thor. That is my agony.
Ragnar Lothbrok: I hope that some day our Gods can become friends.
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If I Had A Heart
(Opening Titles)
Performed by Fever Ray
Courtesy by Rabid
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The Gods Heard Me!
4 March 2013 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I've been looking forward to a viking film or TV series for many years, and when my wishes were finally granted, I was very worried that this production was going to be total crap. After viewing the first two episodes I do not worry about that anymore. Thank you, Odin:-)

As a person of some historical knowledge of the viking era, I can point out numerous flaws - but they don't ruin the story for me, so I will let them slip. Historical accounts about those days are, after all, not entirely reliable.

Happy to see Travis Fimmel in a role that totally suits him. A physical and intense character, with that spice of humor that is the viking trademark from the sagas. Gabriel Byrne plays a stern leader, that made me think of him in "Prince of Jutland", and Clive Standen seems like he's going to surprise us.

Been pondering the Game of Thrones comparison, since I love that show too, but in my opinion Vikings has its own thing going on. Way fewer lead characters to begin with, and also a more straight forward approach. Plenty of room for more series with this high class!

Can I wish for more than the planned nine episodes, PLEASE!!!


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