The television show Vikings has been renewed for a third season by the American channel History. Production on ten more episodes for season three will begin this summer and be broadcast in 2015.
Vikings is currently in the middle of its second season, airing Thursday nights in the U.S. and Canada. It also can be seen in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark and Australia. The first four episodes of the second season has drawn over three millions viewers each week, making it one of top-rate cable programs in the United States.
Dirk Hoogstra, Executive Vice-President for History, explained in a statement “Vikings has taken viewers by storm and has established itself as one of the most compelling, visually stunning dramas on television. With its large, passionate and loyal fan base, Vikings has cemented History firmly in the scripted series genre, just as we are the leaders in reality television. We are incredibly fortunate to have such an enormously talented cast and crew led by (creator and writer) Michael Hirst whose intricately woven storylines vividly brings the unknown, epic world of these Norsemen to life. Season three promises to immerse viewers even deeper into the exploits of these fearless warriors who are willing to risk it all for conquest and power.”
The show is a joint Canadian-Irish production, by World 2000 and Take 5 Productions. Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President at Shaw Media in Canada, adds, “With top Canadian talent both in front of and behind the camera, it’s gratifying that Vikings has become must-see television for Canadian audiences. We can’t wait to bring viewers a third season, and to give this first-class creative team the opportunity to further explore the richly drawn characters and complex relationships that remain at the heart of the series.”
The season finale of Vikings is scheduled for Thursday, May 1. You can see reviews of this season’s episodes in our T.V. Shows section.