— Vikings on HISTORY (@HistoryVikings) January 13, 2016
SOOTODAY – Loyal readers may recall that back in March 2015, Mr. Alexander Ludwig was spotted at the Sault Ste. Marie Airport.
He’s the fine young lad that portrays Bjorn Lothbrok on the History Channel’s popular drama Vikings.
Shortly following the Ludwig sighting, local wildlife photographer Ron Gallagher found in the Gros Cap area what he suspected was a set used for filming.
According to a recent news release issued by Shaw Media, last year’s local shoot was for the series’ fourth season and was a first in Vikings’ history.
“In an exciting first in the series’ history, the new season of Vikings will feature scenes filmed in Canada, on location in Sault Ste. Marie,” the release states.
This looks so intense! I’m ready for season 4 NOW!
EW – History’s Vikings is returning Feb. 18, but for fans who can’t wait, EW is excited to share an exclusive look at the new season: A Last Supper-inspired piece of key art featuring the show’s cast. Vikingscreator/writer-of-every-episode Michael Hirst offers an in-depth look at the artwork. Click on the image above for a full-sized view, and read Hirst’s tantalizing teases for the season ahead, below:
A picture of the Last Supper portraying pagan Vikings in the role of Christ and his apostles may seem, to some, very controversial. But I would say, if nothing else, it emphasizes the centrality of belief systems and spirituality in the show. We are addressing that conflict between Christianity and paganism.
So many Renaissance artists painted a version of the Last Supper because of art starting to perform a new function. The depict human and emotional dilemmas using this motif, the image of prophesied betrayal. All the figures in these paintings are concentrated around the words: “One of you will betray me.” I think that’s the key to understanding this image that we have from the show. It’s exactly the same issue that’s being confronted.
CARTER MATT – The CarterMatt Awards are now getting into full swing, and today we are back to profile the last of our “underrated” categories in Underrated Actress. The people who are listed here are all fantastic performers who consistently deliver week in and week out. Yet, they are consistently overshadowed one way or another. Not today! We’ve spotlight six of our favorite women from all categories of TV, and we’re turning the power over to you in order to determine who you think is most deserving of the honor this year.
Voting is open for this category until December 27 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. You can read our full announcement article here to learn a little bit more all about when other nominees and results are going to be posted online.
Katheryn Winnick, “Vikings” (History) – Lagertha is an incredible character, one who is strong yet complicated. Her relationship with Ragnar Lothbrok remains one of the most stellar components of the series, but even without him around she delivers in every single scene that she is in. Sometimes history can feel drab, knowing at least to a certain extent how certain events are going to conclude; thanks to the performance of Winnick and others, “Vikings” never feels this way in the slightest.
GEEKS OF DOOM – The History Channel’s Vikings will soon be here! The exploits of King Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), his people, and his many, many enemies return for a bloody 4th season on February 18th on The History Channel.
The most surprising aspect of the return is that A&E Networks ordered 4 more episodes to the 16-episode season. This is not surprising that more was wanted, because this is a quality series, but 20 episodes for a cable channel series is crazy! That’s almost network TV status!
The three previous seasons were 9, 10, and 10 episodes respectively, and last season held the biggest shock in a shocking show – the death of the beloved Athelstan (George Blagden) at the hands of Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard). His death twisted Ragnar completely. The other characters had their own turmoil as well. Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) lost her earldom at the hands of her trusted second (who still cares for her). Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) lost his wife (she left him in spirit after being scarred), but became a father. And Rollo (Clive Standen) joined Frankia.
We certainly will be tuning in and reviewing Vikings. It is one of GoD’s favorite shows.