Returning: Vikings

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Acclaimed Irish-Canadian drama Vikings is back on SBS later this month.

Season 4 is a 20-part series to be aired in 2×10 episodes in 2016.

Part one begins on Wednesday 24 February at 8.30pm and continues every Wednesday at 9.30pm.

The second part of the series will conclude later in 2016.

Fill up a stein to toast the return of the Nordic warriors. With an insatiable appetite for brutal warfare, unrestrained passion, fierce alliances and ruthless betrayals, the Vikings have sailed back to local shores, ready to pillage and conquer Australian television screens yet again.

Sailing in from the US, Vikings returns with a brand new season to be aired in two parts during 2016. Part one begins Wednesday 24 February at 8.30pm on SBS and continues every Wednesday at 9.30pm. The second part of the series will conclude later in the year.

Australia’s own Travis Fimmel (The Beast, Baytown Outlaws) continues to lead the stellar cast as Ragnar Lothbrok, the restless, fearless warrior and family man who longs to discover and triumph over new lands across the seas. Alongside Travis is fellow Australian, former model Alyssa Sutherland (The Devil Wears Prada, Arbitrage) who stars as Ragnar’s wife Aslaug.

In season four, Ragnar’s son Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig – Lone Survivor, Hunger Games) is now a full grown man who is ready to take charge of his father’s Viking empire. The heir-apparent of King Ragnar Lothbrok will have a very active role in the Viking’s raids and pillaging. He will also be forced to make hard decisions including disowning his own uncle Rollo (Clive Standen – Camelot, Doctor Who).

The gripping family saga of Ragnar, Rollo, Bjorn and Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick – Love and Other Drugs, Stand Up Guys) continues as alliances and loyal friendships are questioned, faith is catechised and relationships are strained. Vikings tells the extraordinary tales of the lives and epic adventures of these warriors and portrays life in the Dark Ages, a world ruled by raiders and explorers, through the eyes of Viking society.

Season four will introduce King Harold Finehair (Peter Franzén – A Summer by the River, Ambush) and his chaotic younger brother Halfdan the Black (Jasper Pääkkönen – Bad Boys, Frozen Land) to challenge Ragnar and exotic slave Yidu (Dianne Doan – Disney’s Descendants) to captivate him.

Vikings was created and written by premier internationally renowned historical storyteller Michael Hirst (Academy-Award winning Elizabeth, Emmy, Golden Globe nominated The Tudors). Vikings has been a huge international triumph with the first series being the number one cable series in the US in 2013 and the subsequent series’ being rating’s success stories for the HISTORY channel in the US in 2014.

8:30pm Wednesday 24 February on SBS.

5 Comments:

  1. Previous series are being repeated from this Friday whilst the repeats that started a few weeks ago are still running late Saturday night! -again with the SBS overkill

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