TV EH? – I don’t make a point of reviewing or writing about digital initiatives. Not because I don’t enjoy them, but because they—and webisodes and online exclusives—all fall into a grey area. They’re not TV shows in the traditional sense and some come off more like DVD extras.
Vikings: A World Revealed plays like something you’d find at the end of a DVD or Blu-ray set, but presented in a much more entertaining way. The special website—bowing Thursday for fans to preview before Season 4 on History next month—is very much like an interactive documentary. Immersing those who visit into the world of Ragnar Rothbrok, his followers and enemies, it offers four views—Kattegat Village, The Great Hall, Wessex Chamber and The Courtyard—of the world occupied by these adventurous souls. Music sets the tone and vibrant animation accents informative video extras into how the Canadian-Irish co-production is made.
Click on Kattegat Village and actress Katheryn Winnick, smeared with blood and crud, takes visitors on a personal journey around the encampment. Along the way, clickable on-screen arrows go deeper, exploring how Viking ships are built for the series (and a sneak peek at Bjorn’s ride), the role of Viking women, how the series’ gallons of blood is created and what inspired those wicked hairstyles. Alyssa Sutherland (Princess Aslaug) takes visitors on a tour of The Great Hall, where set decoration, the hand-made costumes, Bjorn’s mystery map and the creation of the series are covered. Moe Dunford’s (Aethelwulf) humour is the highlight of The Courtyard tour, where he breaks down the Romans’ influence on King Ecbert and gives some hints as to where Aethelwulf’s head is at in Season 4.
POPSUGAR – Vikings is coming back for season four on Feb. 18, and when the new season returns, Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) will get a new love interest. We can exclusively reveal the first look at new character Yidu, played by Dianne Doan, who “fascinates Ragnar,” according to History, “because she is from a different culture.” We can’t wait to see how the relationship between Yidu and Ragnar develops when the show comes back, and until then, find out where else you can see Fimmel!
Inquisitr History Channel’s Vikings returns with season 4 on February 18. In the lead up to this epic event, there has been a slew of promotional items. Let’s have a look at all the latest Vikings teasers.
SPOILER ALERT: This article contains information and speculation about the upcoming season 4 of Vikings. Please proceed with caution if you wish to avoid spoilers.
Season 4 of Vikings has been renewed for an extended 20-episode season this year. This means Vikings fans will feel like they are getting two seasons for the price of one — especially since the season will be split into two parts like AMC does with The Walking Dead. The first half of the season will premiere on February 18. However, there is no news yet as to when the second half of season 4 will premiere.
For those who have been itching to get some new information about Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), History Channel have just released a season 4 teaser video featuring her. The clip is very similar to the one released recently featuring her ex-husband, Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel). While Ragnar’s clip focused on death and whether he would be able to enter Valhalla, Lagertha’s clip focuses on life as well. For those of you who were intrigued about the image Katheryn Winnick released on Instagram a while back, that image is included in the teaser clip although there is still little explanation as to why she is standing in a room filled with vikings lying on the floor.
TORONTO SUN – Josh Donaldson has been traded to the Vikings.
It was announced on Thursday that Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays will be “bringing the rain” with a guest appearance – and it’s a speaking role – in the fourth season of Vikings, which airs on History.
Donaldson is headed to Ireland this week for filming.
Donaldson, the 2015 American League Most Valuable Player, apparently is a huge fan of the series. Known for his bizarre hairstyles, Donaldson recently Tweeted a photo unveiling an eyebrow-raising Viking-esque cut inspired by Vikings lead character Ragnar Lothbrok, who is played by Travis Fimmel.
New hairstyle for this coming up season!! ☔️☔️ pic.twitter.com/9V9gxOaOpj
— Josh Donaldson (@BringerOfRain20) December 2, 2015
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DESIGN & TREND – Fans can expect a more fearless Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) and Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) in the upcoming season 4 of “Vikings.”
In two new teasers for the new season of the hit History series, the former husband and wife both dauntlessly declare that they are not afraid of death.
“Power, it’s dangerous. This, I have always known,” Ragnar says in one of the promos that debuted on Entertainment Tonight. “Look at what power has given me since I invaded Paris. I found myself thinking, ‘What use this power?’ You see the problem with power is the more you have, the more others want it. And in my world, power can only be truly be built … with blood.”