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Travis Fimmel Discusses Playing Ragnar Lothbrok in Season Two of History's VIKINGS
Published: February 3, 2014 - 7:28am
Last spring, HISTORY introduced viewers to a clan of Norse warriors with a rapacious appetite for warfare, knowledge and power. The gripping family saga of Ragnar, Rollo, Lagertha, friends and enemies was a tale of brutality and passion, alliances and infidelities, infighting and death.
The hit scripted drama series 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. Now he is an Earl, allied with King Horrik (Donal Logue). With more power than ever before, his desire to sail west and explore new kingdoms remains unquenchable.
Yet there’s a heavy price to pay for Ragnar’s ascent to greatness. Season two brings crises of faith, of power, of relationships. Brothers rise up against one another. Loyalties shift from friend to foe, and unlikely alliances are formed in the name of supremacy. Plots are hatched, scores are settled, blood is spilled…all under the watchful eyes of the gods.
New to the cast of VIKINGS are Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games) as Bjorn, the intelligent and bold warrior son of Ragnar Lothbrok, and Linus Roache (Law & Order) as Ecbert, King of Wessex, a man of strength, knowledge and undisguised ambition.
At the conclusion of season one, Ragnar was unfaithful to his wife Lagertha with Princess Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland). In episode one, Aslaug makes her way to Kattegat and brings with her a surprise that leaves Ragnar in a difficult predicament. Will Ragnar’s indiscretions with Lagertha threaten his marriage? Will Lagertha stay by her husbands’ side or leave him?
Created by Michael Hirst, VIKINGS stars Travis Fimmel, Jessalyn Gilsig, Gustaf Skarsgard, Clive Standen, Katheryn Winnick, George Blagden, Donal Logue and Alexander Ludwig. VIKINGS season two premieres Thursday, February 27th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on History.