Vikings ist eine kanadisch-irische Fernsehserie mit historischem Hintergrund und vielen fiktionalen Elementen. Die Serie basiert lose auf der Geschichte des. 3. Juli Den Ragnar-Darsteller Travis Fimmel haben die Fans zuletzt in der vierten Staffel von Vikings gesehen. Der Serientod von Ragnar Lothbrok. Vikings ist eine kanadisch-irische Fernsehserie mit historischem Hintergrund und vielen fiktionalen Elementen. Die Serie basiert lose auf der Geschichte des.
Norse legendary sagas were partially fictional tales based in the Norse oral tradition , written down about to years after the events they describe.
Further inspiration is taken from historical sources of the period, such as records of the Viking raid on Lindisfarne depicted in the second episode, or Ahmad ibn Fadlan 's 10th-century account of the Volga Vikings.
The series begins at the start of the Viking Age , marked by the Lindisfarne raid in The series began filming in July at Ashford Studios which is a newly built facility in Ireland.
On April 5, , History renewed Vikings for a ten-episode second season. Two new series regulars were announced on June 11, The older Björn has not seen his father, Ragnar, for "a long period of time".
Lagertha remarries to a powerful jarl , a stepfather who provides harsh guidance to Björn. This season was produced by Steve Wakefield and Keith Thompson.
The production team for this season includes casting directors Frank and Nuala Moiselle, costume designer Joan Bergin, visual effects supervisors Julian Parry and Dominic Remane, stunt action designers Franklin Henson and Richard Ryan, composer Trevor Morris , production designer Mark Geraghty, editors Aaron Marshall for the first, third, fifth, seventh and ninth episodes, and Tad Seaborn for the second, fourth, sixth, eighth and tenth episodes, and cinematographer Pj Dillon.
Norwegian music group Wardruna provided much of the background music to the series. Wardruna's founder Einar Kvitrafn Selvik also appeared as an actor in the show during the third season as a shaman.
Michael Hirst announced plans for the fourth season before the third season had begun airing. Pääkkönen was cast as Halfdan the Black , Finehair's brother.
Doan portrays Yidu, a Chinese character who has a major role in the first half of the fourth season. Toronto Blue Jays player Josh Donaldson is a fan of the Vikings series and in January , it was announced that he would have a guest appearance in the fourth season of the show as "Hoskuld".
At the same time that the series was renewed for a fifth season, it was announced that Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers would be joining the cast,  as Heahmund, a "warrior bishop".
Vikings creator Michael Hirst, explained: The antecedents of the Knights Templar: Don't let their priestly status fool you, either. They believed totally in Christianity and the message, and yet, on the battlefield, they were totally berserk.
He is chosen by Floki to lead an expedition to Iceland to set up a colony. Russian actor Danila Kozlovsky is set to join the series for the sixth season, as Oleg of Novgorod , the 10th century Varangian east European Vikings ruler of the Rus people.
Coincidentally, Kozlovsky headlined the big-budget Russian feature Viking , playing one of Oleg's successors, Vladimir the Great , Prince of Novgorod.
Katheryn Winnick , who portrays Lagertha in the show, will direct one of the Season 6 episodes. Vikings premiered on March 3, in Canada  and the United States.
In the UK, Vikings premiered on May 24, where it was exclusively available on the streaming video-on-demand service LoveFilm. He also suggested that the way the series emphasized "a core pride and nobility in this tribe of thugs" reflected "just another iteration of Tony Soprano ".
In TIME , James Poniewozik noted that the relatively simple generational conflict underlying Vikings "doesn't nearly have the narrative ambition of a Game of Thrones or the political subtleties of a Rome ", nor these series' skill with dialogue, but that it held up pretty well compared to the "tabloid history" of The Tudors and The Borgias.
He concluded that "Vikings' larger story arc is really more about historical forces" than about its not very complex characters. According to Nielsen , the series premiere drew six million viewers in the US, topping all broadcast networks among viewers aged 18 to An earlier claim of over eighteen million viewers was later retracted by the channel with an apology.
In Canada, the premiere had 1. The first season averaged , viewers. Some critics have pointed out historical inaccuracies in the series's depiction of Viking society.
Lars Walker, in the magazine The American Spectator , criticized its portrayal of early Viking Age government represented by Earl Haraldson as autocratic rather than essentially democratic.
Monty Dobson, a historian at Central Michigan University , criticised the depiction of Viking Age clothing, but went on to say that fictional shows like Vikings could still be a useful teaching tool.
Many characters are based on or inspired by real people from history or legend, and the major events portrayed are broadly drawn from history.
However, events from over a hundred years have been condensed, so that people who could never have met are shown as of similar age, with the historical events amended for dramatic effect.
For example, season one leads up to the attack on Lindisfarne Abbey of before the real Rollo was born , but in season three the same characters at roughly the same ages participate in the Siege of Paris of By this time, Ecbert was dead, and King Alfred the Great was already king, yet he is still portrayed as a child in season four.
Rollo is portrayed having his followers killed, and fighting his fellow Vikings, whereas in history they were granted what became Normandy and continued to co-operate with their Norse kinsmen.
Furthermore, most of the principal characters are portrayed as being from Norway, while according to primary sources they would most likely have been Danes.
Little is known about Viking religious practice  and so its depiction is largely creative. When Katheryn Winnick was asked why she licked the seer's hand she answered: A historical account of the Vikings would reach hundreds, occasionally thousands, of people.
Here we've got to reach millions. Zenescope partnered with the History Channel to create a free Vikings comic book based on the series.
It was first distributed at Comic-Con and by comiXology in February In addition to featuring Ragnar and Rollo battling alongside their father, the comic depicts the brothers' first encounter with Lagertha.
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