‘Vikings’ Returns to Comic Con

Vikings Returns to Comic Con
A family affair: L to R Rollo (Clive Standen), Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) and Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) in ‘Vikings’ (Photo Courtesy of History)

Vikings cast members Travis Fimmel (‘Ragnar’), Katheryn Winnick (‘Lagertha’), and Clive Standen (‘Rollo’) as well as writer/creator Michael Hirst will once again be taking time away from shooting the critically acclaimed History series to make the trek to San Diego for the sold-out Comic Con. This year they’ll be joined at the pop culture festival by Alexander Ludwig (‘Bjorn’) and Julian Hobbs (VP Scripted & Non-Fiction Development & Programming, HISTORY) as part of the Vikings gang taking part in a Q&A with fans along with signing autographs.

Filming is currently underway in Ireland on the 10 episode third season which will air in 2015, but fans don’t have to wait that long to see footage from the upcoming season. History’s planning on debuting exclusive season three footage during the Vikings panel on Friday, July 25th. The panel will take place from 4:45-5:45pm in Room 6A at the San Diego Convention Center.

History also announced a special “On the Set with VIKINGS” event which will be available throughout the Con at 450 2nd Avenue. Here’s the scoop, courtesy of the network:

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.

In addition, the cast will be signing autographs and posing for photos on Friday, July 25 from 1 – 2 p.m. at the 450 2nd Avenue location.

The Vikings Plot:

Vikings tells the extraordinary tales of the lives and epic adventures of these warriors. The drama portrays the world of these Dark Age raiders, traders, explorers – not from an outsider’s view, but, through the eyes of Viking society. Vikings 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 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.

Source: History

-By Rebecca Murray

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