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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Vikings! Fans of @HistoryVikings, Ragnar Lothbrok, Lagertha and Floki celebrate, as do cast & crew, as History Channel renews creator Michael Hirst's drama for second season of 10 more episodes of Norse adventurers in 2014; @KatherynWinnick, @RagnarLothbrok; Jag älskar Lagertha!

HISTORYPreviews YouTube Channel video: Sneak peek of Season 1, Episode 6: "Burial of the Dead" featuring the one-on-one duel between Ragnar and Earl Haraldson. Uploaded March 21, 2013. http://youtu.be/J1Ehqn19de0

Great news!
But in a few weeks, there'll be almost a year's wait for new episodes and people will really be jonesing for a Vikings fix.
Especially if what star Travis Fimmel says is true about the last four episodes of season one stating Sunday night being the best ones yet. 

History Channel Renews 'Vikings' for Season 2
The cable network's first scripted drama series gets a second season renewal
By Jethro Nededog
Published: April 05, 2013 @ 10:53 am
History Channel's push into scripted television has been paying off and earned its first drama series another year.
On Friday, the cable network announced that it's renewing "Vikings" for a 10-episode second season. The renewal arrives just five episodes into the season and four episodes left before its finale on Sunday, April 28 at 10 p.m.

Vikings airs Sundays at 10/9c on the History Channel, 
@HISTORY history.com/vikings

My last post on Vikings was on March 12, 2013, titled,  
Odin of Asgard sez: Amusing tweet by actor Donal Logue re TV's version of Miami, no doubt sent while on his couch in LA waiting for his agent to call back with good news about him nailing yet another audition; he's consistently good in everything he plays, and we both LOVE @HistoryVikings -except he's in it, I'm just watching it on TV; #TravisFimmel and @KatherynWinnick are perfect choices to play #RagnarLothbrok and Lagertha; Jag älskar Lagertha!


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