The wait is finally over, my dear warriors, because tonight the hit History Channel series, “Vikings,” will return for yet another exciting season of the Michael Hirst created drama. But before Ragnar (Travis Fimmel), Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) and the rest of our favorite fighters begin their Season 3 raid on Thursday, Feb. 19, why don’t we round up all the exciting spoilers for the upcoming installment?
1. Ragnar’s King – Now What?
During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the showrunner explained what Ragnar would be doing now that he dons the crown. Spoiler alert: “It’s kind of unsexy!” According to Hirst, the newfound power will allow Ragnar to establish settlement in Wessex, on King Ecbert’s (Linus Roache) land.
“It’s not the sexiest thing that any lead character has ever done. But boy, is it real,” Hirst stated, adding that Ragnar isn’t interested in plunder, but settling land for his people. “He’s a farmer—and there wasn’t rich agricultural land in Scandinavia.”
2. New Characters
In addition to reuniting with our favorite characters from “Vikings,” fans will also be introduced to a slew of Season 3 newcomers:
Kalf (Ben Robson) – Lagertha’s “young, handsome second in command,” who the Earl will grow very fond of. However, Kalf will prove to be “ambitious and calculating” when his real agenda is revealed after Lagertha goes to raid.
Harbard (Kevin Durand) – This mysterious character will turn up in Kattagat following a vision had by Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland), Siggy (Jessalyn Gilsig) and Helga (Maude Hirst). “Those dreams were obviously foreshadowing my arrival,” Durand revealed during a press conference, adding that his character is “kind of mystical.” Fans will get to see just what kind of powers this wanderer will have and how it will affect those in Kattagat when Harbard makes his debut during episode 2 of Season 3.
“Harbard’s actions will pretty much change the course of action for all of the other characters in that episode and he leaves a pretty deep kind of a wound I guess — a deep mark and I would say that that’s probably the one that probably has the most impact,” he stated, teasing fans should pay extra close attention to episode 4.
Emperor Charles of France (Lothaire Bluteau) – A “complex, troubled and powerful man” who won’t hesitate at going head-to-head with the Vikings.
Princess Gisla (Morgan Polanski) – Gisla is the daughter of Emperor Charles. She’s described as a “beautiful, young woman of considerable courage and resolution.”