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.
Yesterday, Travis attended the Vikings panel at the San Diego Comic-Con event. I have added all photos of Travis to the gallery. I also added a new shoot of him from EW’s Comic-Con portrait shoot.
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MonstersandCritics.com – Ragnar, Rollo, Lagertha, Athelstan…get ready to hang with the badasses of the History channel as the stars of one of the best dramatic series is ready to dazzle the fans down in San Diego. If you’ve not seen Vikings, you’re missing out on a fantastic period drama that has a huge adrenalin rush and pitch-perfect crafts that make you feel like you’re in the fjords or sailing away to uncharted lands.
Friday, July 25 has several exciting opportunities for fans, including a panel with exclusive season three footage, an interactive “On the Set” experience and autograph signing.
HISTORY’s VIKINGS Panel: Friday, July 25 from 4:45 – 5:45 p.m., Room 6A
Vikings returns to SDCC fresh from the season three set. Travis Fimmel (Ragnar), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Clive Standen (Rollo) and Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn) along with Michael Hirst (writer/creator) and Julian Hobbs (VP Scripted & Non-Fiction Development & Programming, HISTORY) will reveal an exclusive sneak peek of the new season.
Don’t miss out – come join them and find out what the gods have in store for season three! HISTORY® has picked up a 10-episode third season. Season three is currently in production in Ireland and is slated to return in 2015.
“On the Set with VIKINGS”: Thursday, July 24 – Saturday, July 26. Location: 450 2nd Avenue
Cast Autograph Signing on Friday, July 25 from 1 – 2 p.m. at 450 2nd Avenue
Fans will get a behind-the-scenes look at VIKINGS and have a starring role in their own custom video that can be shared on social media. From the moment fans enter the “back-lot” they will be treated as cast members. Upon entering, guests will create a character profile and choose a weapon of choice. Next, they will meet with hair and make-up artists to become transformed into a fierce Viking and be placed into three scenes complete with Vikings ships, battles, axes and villages. When fans have completed the experience they will have a :30 video to share via Twitter, Facebook or Vine.
Travis Fimmel (Ragnar), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Clive Standen (Rollo) and Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn) will make an appearance on Friday, July 25 from 1 – 2 p.m. at 450 2nd Ave. to sign autographs and take photos with fans.
VIKINGS Comic Book – Creator & Story by Michael Hirst, Written by Joe Brusha & Ralph Tedesco, Artwork by Giuliano Piccinnino with Cover Art by Anthony Spray
Custom, limited edition VIKINGS comic book will be given to select fans who visit the “On the Set” activation on 450 2nd Avenue. In this exclusive comic book for SDCC, the character Floki entertains the Vikings with a humorous tale of Thor, Loki and other gods.
The tale centers on Ragnar (Travis Fimmel), a restless young warrior and family man who longs to find and conquer new lands across the sea and claim the spoils as his own. Travis Fimmel (Warcraft) continues to lead the stellar cast as Ragnar, along with Katheryn Winnick as Lagertha, an Earl and fierce shield maiden; Clive Standen as Rollo, Ragnar’s impulsive brother; Alexander Ludwig as Bjorn, the intelligent and bold warrior son of Ragnar; George Blagden as Athelstan, a young and not-so-innocent monk; Jessalyn Gilsig as Siggy, beautiful wife of the late Earl Haraldson; Linus Roache as Ecbert, King of Wessex, a man of strength, knowledge and undisguised ambition; Gustaf Skarsgard as Floki, a ship builder who designs the new generation of Vikings ships and Alyssa Sutherland as Princess Aslaug, Ragnar’s new wife.
Joining the cast for season three are Lothaire Bluteau (The Tudors) as Emperor Charles of France, a powerful man who views battling the Vikings as spiritual and earthly; Kevin Durand (The Strain) as The Wanderer, a mysterious man who is not what he seems; and Morgane Polanski (The Ghost) as Princess Gisla, the elegant, self-possessed daughter of Emperor Charles and his most trusted advisor and Ben Robson (Dracula: The Dark Prince) as Kalf, Lagertha’s trusted second in command
VIKINGS is created and written by Michael Hirst – one of the premier historical story-tellers in the industry (Academy-Award winning film Elizabeth; and the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated series The Tudors).
Enstarz.com – Blood appears to be the makeup of choice for Vikings’ third season.
The new King of Denmark will launch a raid on Paris when Vikings 2015, but it looks as if Ragnar’s (Travis Fimmel) warriors will arrive rather bruised and beaten.
After kicking off season 3 filming with a host of sailing scenes, the History Channel series is currently taking over the fields of Ireland with new battle scenes. Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper fight without the requisite blood.
Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) will take on his new enemies with a striking blood-red handprint across his face while his mother’s blouse will be drenched in the substance.
“Don’t mess with me. #Lagertha #behindthescenes #inamood #Vikings,” Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha) tweeted on Wednesday alongside a picture of herself donning Viking face tattoos as blood dripped form her chin.
Meanwhile, wielding a shield and sword takes an incredible amount of practice for the series’ actors. For Gaia Weiss (Porunn), this means adding a few extra brusises to her character.
“My legs are covered in bruises. Working on my shield coordination. Learning with my character,” Weiss tweeted on Saturday.
Find out more when Vikings returns to the History Channel in 2015.