Vikings Returns to San Diego Comic Con 2014

 

HISTORY’S Hit Drama Series VIKINGS
Returns to Raid San Diego Comic Con 2014 
with Panel and Appearances by

Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen,
Alexander Ludwig and Creator Michael Hirst

New York, New York – July 7, 2014 – HISTORY®’s hit scripted drama series VIKINGS returns to San Diego Comic Con on Friday, July 25 with several exciting opportunities for fans, including a panel with exclusive season three footage, an interactive “On the Set” experience and autograph signing.

Details are as follows:

HISTORY’s VIKINGS Panel: Friday, July 25 from 4:45 – 5:45 p.m., Room 6A
VIKINGS returns to SDCC fresh from the season three set. Travis Fimmel (Ragnar), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Clive Standen (Rollo) and Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn) along with Michael Hirst (writer/creator) and Julian Hobbs (VP Scripted & Non-Fiction Development & Programming, HISTORY) will reveal an exclusive sneak peek of the new season. Don’t miss out – come join them and find out what the gods have in store for season three!

“On the Set with VIKINGS”: Thursday, July 24 – Saturday, July 26. Location: 450 2nd Avenue
Cast Autograph Signing on Friday, July 25 from 1 – 2 p.m. at 450 2nd Avenue
Fans will get a behind-the-scenes look at VIKINGS and have a starring role in their own custom video that can be shared on social media. From the moment fans enter the “back-lot” they will be treated as cast members. Upon entering, guests will create a character profile and choose a weapon of choice. Next, they will meet with hair and make-up artists to become transformed into a fierce Viking and be placed into three scenes complete with Vikings ships, battles, axes and villages. When fans have completed the experience they will have a :30 video to share via Twitter, Facebook or Vine.

Travis Fimmel (Ragnar), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Clive Standen (Rollo) and Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn) will make an appearance on Friday, July 25 from 1 – 2 p.m. at 450 2nd Ave. to sign autographs and take photos with fans.

VIKINGS Comic Book – Creator & Story by Michael Hirst, Written by Joe Brusha & Ralph Tedesco, Artwork by Giuliano Piccinnino with Cover Art by Anthony Spray
Custom, limited edition VIKINGS comic book will be given to select fans who visit the “On the Set” activation on 450 2nd Avenue. In this exclusive comic book for SDCC, the character Floki entertains the Vikings with a humorous tale of Thor, Loki and other gods.

About VIKINGS

VIKINGS tells the extraordinary tales of the lives and epic adventures of these warriors. The drama portrays the world of these Dark Age raiders, traders, explorers – not from an outsider’s view, but, through the eyes of Viking society. VIKINGS centers on Ragnar (Travis Fimmel), a restless young warrior and family man who longs to find and conquer new lands across the sea and claim the spoils as his own.

Travis Fimmel (Warcraft) continues to lead the stellar cast as Ragnar, along with Katheryn Winnick as Lagertha, an Earl and fierce shield maiden; Clive Standen as Rollo, Ragnar’s impulsive brother; Alexander Ludwig as Bjorn, the intelligent and bold warrior son of Ragnar; George Blagden as Athelstan, a young and not-so-innocent monk; Jessalyn Gilsig as Siggy, beautiful wife of the late Earl Haraldson; Linus Roache as Ecbert, King of Wessex, a man of strength, knowledge and undisguised ambition; Gustaf Skarsgard as Floki, a ship builder who designs the new generation of Vikings ships and Alyssa Sutherland as Princess Aslaug, Ragnar’s new wife.

Joining the cast for season three are Lothaire Bluteau (The Tudors) as Emperor Charles of France, a powerful man who views battling the Vikings as spiritual and earthly; Kevin Durand (The Strain) as The Wanderer, a mysterious man who is not what he seems; and Morgane Polanski (The Ghost) as Princess Gisla, the elegant, self-possessed daughter of Emperor Charles and his most trusted advisor and Ben Robson (Dracula: The Dark Prince) as Kalf, Lagertha’s trusted second in command

VIKINGS is created and written by Michael Hirst – one of the premier historical story-tellers in the industry (Academy-Award winning film Elizabeth; and the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated series The Tudors).

HISTORY® has picked up a 10-episode third season of VIKINGS. Season three is currently in production in Ireland and is slated to return in 2015.

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Vikings Cast Photos From Comic Con 2013

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Comic Con 2013 was held in San Diego 7/17/13 – 7/21/13. The four days were jam packed with walking around the exhibit halls, panels, enjoying fans and taking lots of photos.

This Comic Con was even more special for fans of the History Channel tv show “Vikings” since they were holding their first panel at the event! I was able to get some shots of the cast from the press room on Friday. The cast was amazing and super nice to all and really appreciated all the fans who attended the panel.

“As Americans, you like to say that family comes first,” Hirst told Room 6a, “The same can be said of the Vikings. Ragnar bred a lot of sons who became famous in their own turn. When he died, they finally declared war on the whole world.” Hinted Winnick: “Her relationship with Bjorn and Ragnar is tested. We learn that our son is older and it’s interesting to see if she is stronger or weaker in that situation.”As far as the rumors about the series jumping ahead in its historical timeline, Hirst hinted that he’s not leaping too far into the future given the cliffhangers left in Episode 9 which “need resolution before we go ahead.”

The panel also included actors Travis Fimmel (Ragnar Lothbrok), Clive Standen (Rollo), Jessalyn Gilsig (Siggy Haraldson), Gustaf Skarsgard (Floki) and George Blagden (Anthelstan). Sitting alongside them was History’s EVP Development and Programming Dirk Hoogstra, who expressed his amazement by the passion of Vikings’ fans, who debate history and post fan art online. source:

Friday night Day 2 was just amazing since I was able to do the photographs for the “Vikings’ press room. Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, George Blagen, Gustaf Skarsgard (yes Alex’s brother!), Jessalyn Gilsig, Katheryn Winnick were there representing the cast of the popular History channel. They cast was excited about the upcoming season 2.

My night was just perfect when Gustaf noticed that I was wearing a green Hammarby soccer shirt! He gave me a thumbs up and wanted me to join him on the red carpet.

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Fans also enjoyed the off site Vikings boat race and the shield maidens were there for photos:

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Fans can’t wait for the new season! Huge thanks to History channel and the cast for making Comic Con 2013 a lot of fun and a great success!

Vikings Episode 8 “Sacrifice” Promo Video

In the eighth episode we meet an important Scandinavian King (Donal Logue) who desires to make the increasingly-famous Earl Ragnar an ally and supporter.  Young, attractive, generous, King Horik  seems to offer Ragnar the additional boats and warriors he needs to explore even more distant lands.

Ragnar, Lagertha and Athelstan also make the pilgrimage to Uppsalla to sacrifice and give thanks.  Ragnar and Lagertha have much to try and make peace with, as well as understand.  And it is during all this that Athelstan discovers how strong his Christian faith still is and lives are changed forever.

Below is a full episode eight show description, which premieres this Sunday, April 21 at 10 p.m.

VIKINGS EPISODE EIGHT DESCRIPTION

“Sacrifice” – Sunday, April 21 at 10 p.m.
The traditional pilgrimage to Uppsalla to thank the gods brings a torrent of emotions for Ragnar, Lagertha, and Athelstan. Ragnar, pulling farther away from his wife goes to make peace with the death of his unborn son. Lagertha, still reeling from her miscarriage, wants to find out from the gods if more sons are in her future.  As the Vikings come together to sacrifice and give thanks to their gods, Athelstan discovers just how strong his Christian faith still is.

Directed by: Ken Girotti

Written by: Michael Hirst
PROMO FROM VIKINGS: Airs Sundays at 10/9c on HISTORY
Episode 8 Promo

Promo: