Vikings

March 13, 2014 | 12:21 p.m.

‘Vikings': Ragnar leads raid in exclusive clip from History series

Ragnar (Travis Fimmel, center) is joined by his friend and ship builder Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard, left) as he leads Vikings into Wessex.
 (Jonathan Hession /  History)
History’s hit series “Vikings” kicked off its second season last month with King Horik’s forces facing off in bloody battle against Jarl Borg, pitting brothers Ragnar and Rollo against each other. The showdown helped “Vikings” attract roughly 3.6 million viewers in its second series premiere and set the stage for a run of episodes filled with fraternal conflict and the promise of further bloodshed. In the season’s third episode, “Treachery,” the Wessex Viking raid is in full swing, and Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) continues his quest to dominate the West. But Jarl Borg (Thorbjorn Harr), left behind after Horik reneges on a deal, has his own plans for the future of Kattegat. Hero Complex readers can check out an exclusive clip from the episode below. The scene features Ragnar, along with Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard), King Horik (Donal Logue), former monk Athelstan […]
July 19, 2013 | 6:20 a.m.

Comic-Con: ‘Vikings’ Interactive Waterway launches fans toward bounty

The Vikings Interactive Experience at Comic-Con International features mini Viking boat races. Boat 2 with Rachel Moore of San Diego (front seat) and Lottie Aston from England, jumped their lane and nosed out boat 1 with Cynthia Loza (front) and Araceli Castro (both from San Diego). (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
They boarded Viking longships and paddled toward glory and loot. But it wasn’t 9th century Scandinavia; it was 21st century San Diego. (And, OK, the ships weren’t so long — they were two-seaters. But the glory and loot at stake were real.) Chris Castagnetto and Zach Warburg, who had not met before this inaugural raid, were teamed in a race at the “Vikings” Interactive Waterway, a free attraction across from the San Diego Convention Center that the hit show on the History channel is staging Thursday, Friday and Saturday as part of its Comic-Con International activities. The prize? Shields signed by the case of “Vikings.” FULL COVERAGE: San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Warburg, from San Diego, and Castagnetto, from San Jose, crossed the 50-foot pool in 10.4 seconds. Castagnetto, who counted the seconds of the following race to himself — 12 […]
July 02, 2013 | 6:00 a.m.

Comic-Con: ‘Vikings’ will land with stars, free comic, boat races

'Vikings' comic (featured image)
Ragnar Lothbrok is leading a major “Vikings” raiding party to San Diego. Comic-Con International attendees are in for better treatment than the monks of Lindisfarne, however: Costumed shieldmaidens will beckon them to board miniature Norse-styled ships, grab a paddle and race on the “Vikings” Interactive Waterway close to the convention center, and fans who turn up at the hit History show’s Friday night panel will receive a free comic book. Hero Complex readers can take the first look at the comic’s cover, which shows the bold, bright Ragnar, his fierce, loving wife Lagertha, his envious, scheming brother Rollo and the all-father, Odin. (See a larger version of the cover here.) The story is written by show creator Michael Hirst and features interior artwork by Dennis Calero (“X-Men Noir”). It’s set before the events of Season 1 and sees Ragnar and […]
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