The 9 part series will take the place of Better Man from 8:35pm Thursday August 8th and kicks off with a double episode.
Premiering with the first two episodes back to back, the dramatic untold story of the fiercest warriors of all time comes to life in the new drama series, Vikings. Direct from the US, this top rating series stars two Australians: model, actor and former Calvin Klein model Travis Fimmel and Alyssa Sutherland.
While Vikings is filled with conflict, warfare and bloodshed there is also a family saga at its heart. It follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), a curious, compelling man who is always looking to break through barriers and discover new worlds to conquer on his quest to become King of the Vikings. A young farmer and family man, Ragnar is deeply frustrated by the unadventurous policies of his local chieftain, Earl Haraldson (Gabriel Byrne).
8.35pm: Rites of Passage – The story begins in 8th century Scandinavia where Ragnar Lothbrok is a warrior and a farmer who dreams of finding riches by bucking the tradition of raiding to the east. Ragnar has been working in secret on a project that will turn the Viking world on its head. But first he must convince the leader of his community, the powerful Earl Haraldson, of the project’s potential.
9.30pm: Wrath of the Northmen – The stage is set for the first journey west by Ragnar Lothbrok as he gathers a crew willing to risk their lives to travel into the unknown. Earl Haraldson’s paranoia reaches new heights as it becomes apparent that trust is hard to come by in this dark era.
8:35pm Thursday August 8th SBS ONE.