Series Summary
Viking Ragnar Lothbrok is a young farmer and family man who is frustrated by the policies of Earl Haraldson, his local chieftain who sends his Viking raiders east to the Baltic states and Russia, whose residents are as poor as the Norsemen. Ragnar wants to head west, across the ocean, to discover new civilizations. With assistance from his friend Floki, Ragnar builds a faster, sleeker fleet of boats to help him make it to the Western world. Through the years Ragnar, who claims to be a direct descendant of the god Odin, continues to struggle with Earl until the two face each other in a final battle for supremacy. Following that, Ragnar goes on a search for new lands to conquer.

Air Dates: 2013 - Present

Genres: Historical drama, Adventure

Network: HISTORY


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Season 4, Ep. 1 : A Good Treason Feb 18, 2016

As Ragnar lies in his sick bed in Kattegat, events unfold beyond his control; Bjorn orders the arrest of Floki for Athelstan's murder; Rollo betrays his Viking supporters to strengthen his position; Kalf announces joint Earldom with Lagertha.

  • Season 3, Ep. 10 : The Dead Apr 23, 2015

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    With one final chance to take Paris, Ragnar and his Vikings troops take a risky chance; Ragnar asks Bjorn for a favor that could alter the course of Viking history.

  • Season 3, Ep. 9 : Breaking Point Apr 16, 2015

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    The Vikings hit Paris with a second round of assaults; Emperor Charles has to make a difficult decision; In Wessex, Judith is forced to make a difficult decision of her own.

  • Season 3, Ep. 8 : To the Gates! Apr 9, 2015

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    The Viking army sets out and Paris goes into lockdown as the army prepares the defense, overseen by Odo; the Vikings are determined to make it through the gates of Paris and will stop at nothing to succeed.

  • Season 3, Ep. 7 : Paris Apr 2, 2015

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    The arrival of the Viking fleet causes panic among the population of Paris; the Emperor Charles declares in Court he will remain in the city; the defense of Paris is in the hands of its Commander, Count Odo.

  • Season 3, Ep. 6 : Born Again Mar 26, 2015

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    Preparations for the Paris raid pick up speed, and Rollo thinks about the Seer's prophecy about his destiny; Kalf arrives in Kattegat to join the raid.

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Based on 21 Critics
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  • History's first scripted series is a headlong tumble into an irresistible and surprisingly neglected genre. [18 Mar 2013, p.41] Show More

  • The good news is Vikings improves with each episode, slowly building its fascinating characters and discovering its ultimately absorbing tale. Show More

  • If you will miss Spartacus when it ends--and you like your history with a big dose of campy fun--this one’s for you, Shield Maiden. Show More

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