Exclusive Vikings interview: Alexander Ludwig on the beautiful flaws of Bjorn Ironside

Good cliffhangers make you wonder what else hangs in the balance. The Season 6 midseason finale of HISTORY’s Vikings ended in such a way as Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen) led the Rus army into Norway against his half-brother Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig). Both are sons of Ragnar Lothbrok and each has magnified traits of their


Katheryn Winnick and Michael Hirst interview: Lagertha’s last moments on Vikings

The following is an interview and look back at Lagertha’s  Season 6 arc.   **Warning, spoilers ahead for those not caught up. ** Lagertha Lothbrok’s funeral in last night’s episode of Vikings was the incredible spectacle you hoped for — complete with bloody sacrifices, a blazing boat on a frozen lake, and Bjorn returning in

Vikings Season 5: Sifting through the corpses of the mid-season finale

Season 5 of Vikings on History reached its midpoint with less bloodshed than we expected. Here TV critics Ernie Estrella and April Neale resume their discussion about this beloved dramatic series created by Michael Hirst and starring Katheryn Winnick as Lagertha, who appears to have numbered days left thanks to the insane, youngest son of

Floki’s importance to Vikings Season 5 story revealed in stunning new photos

It is no secret that showrunner Michael Hirst has borrowed mightily from history to tell the vivid tale of Ragnar Lothbrok and Lagertha the Shieldmaiden in History’s dramatic hit series Vikings. But a character that figures prominently in this version, Floki, was based on a real-life adventuring Norseman named Flóki Vilgerðarson. In a series of

Vikings Creator Michael Hirst on the rise and 30-foot fall of Ragnar Lothbrok

Have you come down from the last big arc in History Channel’s Vikings yet? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, don’t read on until you’re current with this latest season. Then turn your longboat around and come back to this space because I wouldn’t want to spoil anything for you. For those of

Vikings creator Michael Hirst on the saga of Ragnar Lothbrok, his legacy and Season 4B

History Channel’s Vikings started out being about legendary Scandinavian leader Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) and his meteoric rise to fame, but has been about so much more after his ascension reached its apex as a near god-like status. Ragnar has since become humbled with life’s failures and reminded of regretful decisions. It’s also about the