Enstarz.com – Vikings’ Ragnar never wanted the power a king wields, but now he’s stuck with it.
If Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) didn’t have enough problems as it was, his new title will bring him a boatload of new troubles in the season 3 premiere.
“The first scene starts out off with all the trouble that power causes,” Fimmel said at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con, according to Nerd Repository. “I think throughout this year it really becomes alive, how hard it is to be a leader and all the sacrifices you have to make and all that sort of stuff.”
There is an upside to Ragnar’s new title, however. The Viking will finally have a chance to explore lands that were once out of his grasp.
“We go to Paris! Last year got caught up with so much family drama in Kattegat. So much drama that Ragnar and the boys, we didn’t get to explore like we wanted to,” Fimmel explained to Nerd Repository. “We set the farms up in England this year and then we’re like ‘What do we want to do next?’ Ragnar is a very curious character and he wants to see what else is out there. So he gets back to Season 1 where he just wanted to sail somewhere. So we do that at the end of the year. I haven’t read the scripts. But we go to Paree.”
BeautyWorldNews.com – Speaking at the San Diego Comic-Con last month, series creator Michael Hirst revealed that Season 3 of the historical drama will feature the biggest adventure the Vikings have faced yet: The raid on Paris.
“I always knew that one of the big features of Season 3 was going to be the attack on Paris,” Hirst dished about the upcoming season, according to SheKnows.
Since the series premiered on History Channel in March 2013, Ragnar’s gang has already raided England several times, but in Season 3, the group of Vikings is heading to 9th century France, where they will take a fleet of 100 ships into battle, according to Blastr.
In the said French raid, the Vikings will go into battle against Emperor Charles of France and his daughter, Princess Gisla, Zap2it reported. This storyline, however, will not conclude by the time the Season 3 ends.
“This isn’t a storyline that’s going to go away in a couple episodes,” Hirst said. “It’s a storyline that’s going right through the end of Season 3, into Season 4, and it has huge impact on several of our leading characters.”
Hirst is excited in exploring the new territory because it is far from what Paris is today.
“The court in Paris will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen and I’m dying even for French people to see this and say, ‘That’s not Paris!’ But, yes, it was at this period in history in the dark ages. It’ll just be a new world for everyone. So to take the Vikings into that will just be awesome,” he said at the pop convention, according to SheKnows.
“People are not going to expect what they find,” Hirst continued. “[Like] the Franks, who lived in the area at the time and whose language has not been heard for hundreds and hundreds of years. And we’ll have it on-screen. So, all the actors are very excited about this. But they were very Eastern. The Eastern Roman Empire had spread its influence down to France, there’s some African influence [and] Egyptian.”
Fimmel and Clive Standen are also excited about the show’s additional setting for its third season, SheKnows reported.
“It’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen before in France. Paris was a very different place,” said Standen, who plays Rollo in the show. “So we’re going to tell the story of the first raid on Paris.”
Aside from the big attack on the French capital, Fimmel, on the other hand, seems to be more excited from the fact that his character Ragnar is back on raiding again with his brother Rollo.
“We go back to the raiding thing this year instead of all the dramas in Kattegat,” said Fimmel. “So, we’ll be back together raiding.”
Filming of the third season of “Vikings” is currently underway. The series returns on History Channel in summer 2015.
TVEquals.com – TV Equals, along with other reporters, got the opportunity to chat with the cast including Travis Fimmel (Ragnar), Clive Standen (Rollo), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn), as well as creator Michael Hirst of History Channel’s hit series Vikings at Comic-Con 2014.
The series follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, who was an actual historical figure known as the greatest hero of his time. In the show’s Season 2 finale, Ragnar discovered who he could trust and laid waste to many of his enemies. Who will he set his sights on next? Only time will tell.
Watch the interviews to find out more about what’s coming up in Season 3 of Vikings.
Thanks to IGN, I have added a new photoshoot of Travis, Katheryn and Michael Hurst from their Comic-Con portrait session to the gallery. So head over and check them out. Also, I added another outtake from is Variety photoshoot.
themarysue.com – Yes, I had the opportunity to speak to the cast and creator of History’s Vikings at San Diego Comic-Con, and the first question I asked Travis Fimmel (aka Ragnar Lothbrok) was about baby goats. I DO WHAT I WANT!
It all started in Season 2. Our eagle-eyed Vikings recapper Rebecca Pahle started noticing a theme. Ragnar found a way to cuddle an adorable baby goat in more than one scene.
Adorable GIFs were had and the official Viking’s twitter account even got in on the fun!
It was a whole thing. Or at least, that’s what we thought when we asked Fimmel about the sensation when we met him.
The Mary Sue: Can we talk baby goats and how that completely blew up? How everyone loves that you are holding baby goats in the show?
Travis Fimmel (TF): Oh, did they?
TF: That’s funny…I had a lamb one time, it was a lamb. Yeah, I dunno. I just walked past and I grabbed one. I needed something to hold because the two girls that were sitting next to me weren’t very happy with me…I got comfort in them.
TMS: You have to do it more, because the internet loved it.
TF: Oh, did they?
Ok, Fimmel, I forgive you. But only if you EMBRACE THE GOAT. Both in spirit and all of Season 3.
More non-baby goat Vikings interview content coming your way later this week and next!
The third season of Vikings has been given a teaser trailer by History.
The trailer made its debut at this year’s Comic-Con event in San Diego, where series creator Michael Hirst was joined by cast members including Travis Fimmel and Katheryn Winnick.
The third season once again sees Fimmel reprise his role as the Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok, while Katheryn Winnick returns as Lagertha.
Nathan O’Toole, George Blagden, Clive Standen, Gustaf Skarsgård and Gabriel Byrne will also appear on the show.
Season three welcomes new cast members such as The Tudors actor Lothaire Bluteau, who will play Emperor Charles of France.
Morgane Polanski has been cast as Princess Gisla, while Kevin Durand from The Strain will play the Wanderer, a mysterious man who is not what he seems.
etcanada.com – Vikings stars Alexander Ludwig, Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick and Clive Standen were at Comic-Con to premiere a new trailer from the new season, and revealed to ET Canada’s Rick Campanelli that the upcoming third season promises to be a bloody one.
In fact, viewers should brace themselves to bid a fond — and probably ferocious — farewell to some characters they’ve gotten to know over the past two seasons. “People are dying!” says Katheryn, who plays Lagerna. “We have lost a few characters,” she hints, “some beloved characters and some amazing characters, so it’s been a little bit in mourning on the Vikings set. But I’m telling you, it’s going to be amazing this year.”
According to star Alexander Ludwig, who plays warrior Bjorn, the third season promises to be the most intense yet. “It gets insane,” Alexander told Rick. “I mean, the fans are going to go crazy when they see this. I’m going crazy when I read the scripts! It’s incredible!”
Later, Rick spoke with The Strain’s Kevin Durand, who spilled some spoilers by revealing he’ll be appearing on Vikings — and may have something to do with this season’s deaths. “Do you know how that happens?” said Kevin. “Did you know that I was there? When the person dies …yeah, I’m on Vikings… it might have been my fault…”
After Rick pressed him for more information, Kevin revealed some info about his Vikings role. “I’m a big fan of the show, and so when they called and said. ‘Michael Hirst has written this mysterious wanderer character that… ahh wanders mysteriously… I think that’s about all I can say now… he may wreak havoc, he might not,” Kevin added. “He might just be a poet.”
Filming is currently underway on the third season of Vikings, which is set to air on History in summer 2015.