EW – Vikings’ midseason finale left much of its cast bloodied, battered, and bruised. A wounded Ragnar retreated in defeat from a battle with Rollo, Lagertha was left on the verge of death after a brutal stabbing, and an aimless Bjorn set sail for the Mediterranean to honor his absent father.
As viewers continue to reel from the climactic episode, cast members Travis Fimmel (Ragnar Lothbrok), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn Ironside), and Gustaf Skarsgård (Floki) stopped by EW’s studio at San Diego Comic-Con to tease what’s next in the back half of season 4.
Winnick said it’s “no secret” Lagertha is alive, as she’s currently filming season 5 in Ireland, but the shieldmaiden is in “a different place in her life.” She also promised a dramatic throwdown between Lagertha and Queen Aslaug.
“It’s going to be a cat fight. The two power women go head to head,” Winnick said. “It’s a really interesting scene because you don’t expect what happens.”
Bjorn, on the other hand, is enjoying a lighter storyline. “Floki and Bjorn end up going to the Mediterranean, and they work on their tans a little bit,” Ludwig said. “You’re definitely going to see Floki and Bjorn’s relationship flourish.”
For the full run-down on where Vikings will pick up, watch EW’s full interview above.
COMICS BEAT – The History Channel’s TV show Vikings (starring Travis Fimmel, our Nerdlebrity Icon for San Diego) has always had a notable presence at Comic-Con with Viking Boat Races one year, but this year they are outdoing themselves with an authentic SNAKE PIT!!! Being surrounded by hissing reptiles was an actual, fiendish thing in Viking times, and served as a way to kill enemies, or at least scare them straight.
The San Diego version in Booth #4215 will enable con-goers to “experience the raw fear of being surrounded by real snakes in a dark, dank abyss with no immediate escape.” Which sounds awful, but I guess some people like a dank abyss. For those willing to recreate the “torture and the terror” of Viking times, fear not, all your friends will be able to see it:
Attendees with enough nerve to enter the den will have their screams and writhing captured on camera in shareable rapid gifs. Survivors will receive a Vikings Viper Cuff as a token of their triumph over death.
On Wednesday July 20 and Thursday July 21, there will be opportunities for fans to enter for chances to get tickets to the Vikings Cast Panel or the Vikings Cast Autograph Session, both on Friday July 22.
Also available while supplies last, the custom Vikings Limited Edition Comic Book with a story by Michael Hirst and the always popular drinking horn.
While there does not appear to be an opportunity to get in the snake pit WITH Travis Fimmel, this should still be grand fun for all.
HISTORY’s “VIKINGS” PANEL – Friday, July 22 from 5:45-6:45 p.m., Room 6BCF
“Vikings” returns to SDCC. Travis Fimmel (“Ragnar”), Katheryn Winnick (“Lagertha”), Clive Standen (“Rollo”), Alexander Ludwig (“Bjorn”), Gustaf Skarsgard (“Floki”) and Michael Hirst (writer/creator) 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!
Below is a sneak peek to the trailer being shown during the Comic-Con panel, please share with your readers.
“VIKINGS” CAST AUTOGRAPH SESSION – San Diego Convention Center – Friday, July 22 from 4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Hosted by SDCC, 75 lucky fans will be chosen from a random drawing to attend an exclusive autograph signing with the “Vikings” cast. Please visit the autograph area information booth for details on how to participate in a limited signing drawing.
“VIKINGS” VIPERS DEN – San Diego Convention Center – Booth #4215 – July 20-24
There were many ways to die during the Vikings era, however the most brutal and sinister form of death was being thrown into a snake pit. HISTORY assimilates the torture and terror with the “Vikings” Vipers Den on the SDCC floor. Fans will experience the fear of being surrounded by real snakes in a dark, dank abyss with no immediate escape.
Attendees will have their screams and writhing captured on camera in sharable gifs and receive a “Vikings” viper cuff as a token of their triumph over death. Throughout the five day booth activation, there will be opportunities for fans to enter for chances to win tickets to the “Vikings” cast panel or the “Vikings” cast autograph session, both on Friday, July 22.
Also available to fans while supplies last is a custom “Vikings” limited edition comic book from a story created by Michael Hirst, exclusively for SDCC and a “Vikings” drinking horn.
Please join in the conversation by using hashtag #Vikings @HistoryVikings
History’s Vikings invaded Comic-Con with a “Vikings Longship” (actually a tricked-out bus), providing fans with an opportunity to hang out with the cast of the hit show as they rode around the popular Gaslamp District in Downtown San Diego. Yahoo TV grabbed a seat on the “ship” with stars Travis Fimmel (Ragnar Lothbrok) and Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), who offered a few teases about Season 4. So, what do the Gods have planned for our favorite raiders?
Winnick says we should expect plenty more action-packed battle sequences, and a focus on the family saga of the Lothbrok clan. Fimmel reveals that the Vikings will return to Paris, the city they successfully raided last season, as well as other locations we’ve yet to see before. More guts, more glory, more beards, more braids! Odin be praised.
Vikings returns in early 2016 on History.
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