History Channel’s hit TV drama Vikings is gearing up for a second season, which premieres on February 27.
Even though Viking drama is a risky business, the first season of Vikings caught viewers enough to warrant a second season. Halfway into the first season, the show was deemed trustworthy enough for History Channel to order a second season.
In the ninth and last episode, Ragnar was seduced by the princess Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland), who later reveals that she is pregnant with his child. Therefore, in season two, Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) and his wife Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) has some issues to work out. On the political front, Ragnar is now an earl, and allied with King Horrik (Donal Logue), and they must battle against Jarl Borg (Thorbjørn Harr), as well as raiding England and France. Ragnar’s brother Rollo (Clive Standen) has betrayed him to the Geats, so Ragnar is forced to handle his brother as well.
A new character in season two is Bjorn, the smart warrior son of Ragnar, played by Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games). Linus Roache (Law & Order) will play Egbert, King of Wessex, a man of “strength, knowledge and undisguised ambition” whom Ragnar faces off.
Says History Channel about the new episodes:
Season two brings crises of faith, of power, of relationships. Brothers rise up against one another. Loyalties shift from friend to foe, and unlikely alliances are formed in the name of supremacy. Ragnar’s indiscretions threaten his marriage to Lagertha, tearing him and his beloved son apart. Plots are hatched, scores are settled, blood is spilled… all under the watchful eyes of the gods.
Jeff Woolnough (Copper, Bones) and Kari Skogland (The Borgias) will join Ken Girotti and Ciaran Donnelly as directors of season 2. The 10-episode second season of the Canadian-Irish series, created by Michael Hirst (The Tudors), premieres on February 27th, 2014.