The HISTORY original series Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore and raid the distant shores across the ocean. His ambition puts him at odds with local chieftain Earl Haraldson, who insists on sending his raiders to the impoverished east rather than the uncharted west. When Ragnar teams up with his boat builder friend Floki to craft a new generation of intrepid ships capable of conquering the rough northern seas, the stage is set for conflict.
But for all its warfare and bloodshed, Vikings is also a story of family and brotherhood, capturing the love and affection between Ragnar and his wife, Lagertha, a respected warrior in her own right and the conflict with his brother Rollo, a fierce fighter who simmers with jealousy. As ambition and innovation rattle a civilization, these characters will be put to the test – and their way of life will never be the same again.
Tune into VIKINGS starting 22nd May, every Friday-Sunday at 11pm, only on HISTORY TV18