Vikings S01P01, Ragnar
For the group of warriors, go to the Viking page.

Vikings is an original Canadian-Irish series broadcast by the Canadian television channel, History, created and written by Michael Hirst

Originally planned to only be a miniseries, as stated by initial reports and releases, the show was renewed for a second season after the strong support it got from critics and viewers and is currently on its fifth season. The title theme is "If I Had a Heart" by Fever Ray.

On March 17, 2016, History renewed Vikings for a fifth season of 20 episodes which premiered in November 2017. A sixth season of 20 episodes was ordered on September 12, 2017.


The series introduces us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore—and raid—the distant shores across the ocean. His ambition puts him at odds with local chieftain Earl Haraldson (Gabriel Byrne), who insists on sending his raiders to the impoverished east rather than the uncharted west. When Ragnar teams up with his boat builder friend Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) to craft a new generation of intrepid ships capable of conquering the rough northern seas, the stage is set for conflict.

But for all its warfare and bloodshed, Vikings is also a story of family and brotherhood, capturing the love and affection between Ragnar and his wife, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), a respected warrior in her own right. It is the tale of Ragnar's brother Rollo (Clive Standen), a fierce fighter who simmers with jealously; of Earl Haraldson's wife Siggy (Jessalyn Gilsig), a dutiful beauty who may be less than loyal; and of the monk Athelstan (George Blagden), whose Christian morals clash with the Vikings’ pagan society. As ambition and innovation rattle a civilization, these characters will be put to the test—and their way of life will never be the same again.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

  • Ivan Kaye as King Aelle (seasons 1–4)
  • Nathan O'Toole as Young Bjorn (seasons 1–2 & 4)
  • Vladimir Kulich as Erik (season 1)
  • David Pearse as Svein (season 1)
  • Thorbjørn Harr as Jarl Borg (season 2; guest season 1)
  • Gaia Weiss as Þorunn (seasons 2–3)
  • Morten Sasse Suurballe as Sigvard (season 2)
  • Amy Bailey as Kwenthrith (seasons 3–4; guest season 2)
  • Maude Hirst as Helga (seasons 3–4; additional cast seasons 1–2)
  • Jefferson Hall as Torstein (season 3; additional cast seasons 1–2)
  • Jennie Jacques (season 3–present) and Sarah Greene (additional cast season 2) as Judith
  • Owen Roe as Count Odo (seasons 3–4)
  • Morgane Polanski as Princess Gisla (season 3–present)
  • Georgia Hirst as Torvi (seasons 4–6; additional cast seasons 2–3)
  • Edvin Endre as Erlendur (season 4; additional cast seasons 2–3)
  • Dianne Doan as Yidu (season 4)
  • Seán T. Ó Meallaigh as Father Prudentius (season 4)
  • Josefin Asplund as Astrid (seasons 4–5)
  • Ida Marie Nielsen as Margrethe (seasons 4–5)
  • Sinead Gormally as Tanaruz (season 4)
  • Frankie McCafferty as Sinric (season 5; additional cast seasons 3–4)
  • Adam Copeland as Kjetill "Flatnose" (seasons 5–6)
  • Kris Holden-Ried as Eyvind (season 5)
  • Ferdia Walsh-Peelo as Alfred the Great (season 5)
  • Steven Berkoff as Olaf the Stout(season 5)
  • Karima McAdams as Kassia (season 5)
  • Roisin Murphy as Elsewith (season 5)
  • Ragga Ragnars as Gunnhild (season 5)
  • Dean Ridge as Magnus (season 5)


See: Episodes or its respective seasons' page



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