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Michael Hirst shares exclusive image, teases betrayals in season 4

December 21, 2015

It’s the Last Supper for Ragnar, and everyone might be Judas.

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:
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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.

 

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Gallery Update

September 06, 2015

While the cast is filming, I thought it would be a good time to add more photos to existing collections. Thanks to Jay for the TV Weekly scans!

 

Here are the additions I’ve made this week:

 

 

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– Public Appearances > 2015 Public Appearances > Jul 10 | Playboy And Gramercy Pictures’ Self/less Party @ Comic Con

– Public Appearances > 2014 Public Appearances > Feb 13 | History’s “Vikings” UK Season 2 Premiere

– Public Appearances > 2014 Public Appearances > Jul 25 | “Vikings” at SDCC – Panel

– Public Appearances > 2014 Public Appearances > Jul 25 | “Vikings” at SDCC – Press Line

– Public Appearances > 2014 Public Appearances > Jul 25 | “Vikings” at SDCC – Media Room

– Public Appearances > 2013 Public Appearances > Mar 30 | “Living The Vikings” Panel for HISTORY at WonderCon

– Public Appearances > 2013 Public Appearances > Jun 7 | “Vikings” For Your Consideration – Panel

– Public Appearances > 2013 Public Appearances > Jun 7 | “Vikings” For Your Consideration – Reception

– Public Appearances > 2013 Public Appearances > Jul 19 | All Hail “Vikings” at SDCC – Panel

– Public Appearances > 2013 Public Appearances > Jul 19 | All Hail “Vikings” at SDCC – Media Room

– Public Appearances > 2013 Public Appearances > Jul 19 | All Hail “Vikings” at SDCC – Press Line

– Public Appearances > 2013 Public Appearances > Jul 19 | All Hail “Vikings” at SDCC – Party

– Public Appearances > 2013 Public Appearances > Jul 19 | The Nintendo Oasis On The TV Guide Magazine Yacht

– Public Appearances > 2013 Public Appearances > Jul 19 | The “Vikings” Experience at SDCC

– Public Appearances > 2013 Public Appearances > Jul 19 | “The Walking Dead” 10th Anniversary Celebration Event at SDCC

– Photoshoots > Alexander Ludwig > Photoshoot 2

– Photoshoots > Alexander Ludwig > Photoshoot 3

– Photoshoots > Alexander Ludwig > Photoshoot 4

– Photoshoots > Alexander Ludwig > Photoshoot 5

– Photoshoots > Alexander Ludwig > Photoshoot 7

– Photoshoots > Alexander Ludwig > Photoshoot 17

– Photoshoots > Alexander Ludwig > Photoshoot 19

– Photoshoots > Gustaf Skarsgård > Photoshoot 7

– Photoshoots > Donal Logue > Photoshoot 2

– Photoshoots > Donal Logue > Photoshoot 3

– Photoshoots > Jessalyn Gilsig > Photoshoot 10

– Photoshoots > Linus Roache > Photoshoot 1

– Photoshoots > Linus Roache > Photoshoot 2

– Photoshoots > Linus Roache > Photoshoot 3

Magazine Scans > 2015 Scans > 2015 – TV Weekly – Feb 15-21

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Entertainment Weekly SDCC2015 Interview

July 12, 2015

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What’s in store when the drama returns for season four?

May 06, 2015

Showrunner Michael Hirst tells THR what’s in store when the drama returns for season four.

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[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the season three finale of History’s Vikings.]

 

After much bloodshed, History’s Vikings wrapped its third season April 23 when Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) reclaimed his leadership and faked his own death in order to finally achieve what everyone else had been trying to do for three episodes: infiltrate Paris.

 

By the closing moments when Paris had been looted, Ragnar realized who would actually miss him when he was gone — and the Vikings decided to set sail back to Kattegat, leaving only Rollo (Clive Standen) and a small gang behind to maintain a presence until the next spring.

 

But with Ragnar still lingering somewhere between life and death, and Rollo poised to defend the French against his brother thanks to an offer he just can’t refuse, things are far from settled for the pagan leader. The Hollywood Reporter caught up with showrunner Michael Hirst to find out what’s in store for the historical figure and what can possibly come next in the show’s previously announced fourth season.
Ragnar’s baptism was part of a plot get into Paris, but is there actually a part of him that’s conflicted about his gods coming out of the season?

 

That’s ambiguous. He is clearly being influenced by Athelstan (George Blagden), he’s interested in Christianity, but above that all his priority is to get into Paris. Being Ragnar, he’s seen that you have to be more clever than just attacking it. So he understands something about the Christian mindset now. He understands that it’s very important for the Christian community to give Christian burials, especially to people who have renounced their paganism and become Christian. I can’t overestimate or overstate how important this was in real historical terms. Christian communities were desperate to convert the Vikings to Christianity as a way of absorbing them all or stopping them from raiding.

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Latest Shocking Death Will Have “Huge Payoff”

March 27, 2015

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Thursday’s “Born Again” episode of History’s Vikings.]

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The bloodshed keeps coming. After saying farewell to Jessalyn Gilsig’s Siggy just two weeks ago, Vikings parted ways with another original series castmember during an unexpected episodic twist on Thursday.

SPOILERS FOR 3×06 UNDER THE CUT!

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‘Vikings’ Season 3 Is ‘Heartbreaking,’ Says Creator Michael Hirst

February 21, 2015

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History Channel’s “Vikings” are ready to raid on Feb. 19, kicking off a bloodthirsty third season that will see Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) and his horde continuing their exploration of England before setting their sights on the treasures of Paris.

But while Ragnar is now king and thus, according to Fimmel, “has the power to say what we’re going to do,” it won’t be smooth sailing for the reluctant leader, says series creator Michael Hirst.

“He never wanted to become king. He’s never been driven by the ambition for power. His motivating factors are twofold: one is his great curiosity, like the god Odin. And the other is that he does desire fame. Fame was the biggest thing for the Vikings, not celebrity — fame for doing amazing things,” notes Hirst. “So he’s king, but he’s uneasy about being king. He’s acquired power that he never intended to acquire. He is very aware that power corrupts. But it does give him the opportunity to do certain things that he does believe in and he does want to do, and one is to establish the farming settlement in England on the land that King Ecbert [Linus Roache] has given him. That’s perhaps not a very sexy ambition, but it’s actually what happened. It’s what, in the long run, led to the Vikings establishing themselves in England and France and so on.”

Fimmel admits that Ragnar’s restless curiosity and hunger for notoriety are what drive him towards France and the domain of Emperor Charles (Lothaire Bluteau), after his ally Athelstan (George Blagden) notes how strong the French defenses are. “He challenges Ragnar in the way that he says it. Ragnar wants to see if he can beat them.”

He adds, “Ragnar wants to get back to raiding. He’s done the people-pleasing stuff, setting up farms and trying to be a good guy, but he wants to get back to the old raiding that [we saw] in season 1… There are so many issues that come with being a person in power and so many demands and a lot of trust issues. And I think there’s a bit of corruption in everybody, including Ragnar, but his spirit was always about discovery and learning more and that’s what he wants to do. And once he settles the farmers and gets all the political stuff out of the way, he’s going to head to Paris, and he meets his match.”

As a result of his wanderlust, Ragnar’s relationships will once again take a backseat, with his second wife, Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland) left back home in Kattegat with their children. Hirst aptly compares the Vikings to rock stars who try to escape the issues in their home lives by going on tour: “[They] need to raid to get away from their girlfriends and wives and responsibilities and children,” he laughs. “I think that the Aslaug/Ragnar relationship was under a lot of strain anyway ever since she saved Ivar. And Aslaug is great this season, and [the story takes her] to different places, unexpected places, some dark places, ultimately, in which she’s reconnecting with her Viking heritage. Her parents, though she didn’t know them, were very famous and she takes hold of that. She stops being so pliant. She stops being apologetic, and it was a very interesting development and arc to write. The arrival of a stranger [played by Kevin Durand] who may or may not be a god, is also a catalyst for her.”
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‘Vikings’ Boss Previews Plenty of “Shocks and Tragedies” in Season 3

February 21, 2015

Showrunner Michael Hirst tells THR the stakes are higher than ever during this season of the History original drama series.

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When audiences last left Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) and his son Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig), the new king was staring out into the open waters, not quite content with his newly acquired land and position of power, nor his latest, deformed, child with second wife Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland).

 

During the third season of History’s Vikings, it’s only a matter of time before the Norseman and his followers set sail toward Wessex and the fertile lands that King Ecbert (Linus Roache) promised in exchange for their manpower, and questions of loyalty once again arise.

 

The Hollywood Reporter sat down with creator Michael Hirst to discuss season three prophecies, incoming guest star Kevin Durand, crafting epic battle scenes and re-creating history.

 

How big of a role do the Seer and his prophecies play in season three?

Prophecies and the Seer are an important part of Viking culture, and are mentioned in the sagas; Odin found out about the death of his own son through the Seer. The Vikings believed that they were fated and that the Norns who lived under the tree of life would spin their fates every day. Part of my interest in the culture and in the Vikings is what exactly does that mean in practical terms — how do you live your life if you think it’s fated? So they’re constantly asking the Seer for tips, for clues. Well the Seer promises different things to different people. The stakes for all our major characters are much higher this season and a great many things and changes are going to happen to them.

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