In 2013, the fiction series Vikings released on world screens. This historical drama is the main competitor of the project Game of Thrones. Because the series has really important facts such as the sharp collision, dangerous tricks and fire of love that brought it a great success. With each subsequent episode the story becomes more confusing and strained and very interesting to watch as the protagonist each time faced with new challenges.
Rognar Lodbrok is a semi-mythical head of the IX century in Denmark and Sweden. Scandinavian sagas reported many interesting facts about his life. However, historical documents that might confirm the existence of Ragnar Lodbrok were not found.
The protagonist is heathen, which unveiled himself as one of the descendants of the wise shaman Odin. According to those same sagas Ragnar had a strained relationship with representatives of the Christian faith. He organized the looting of Christian churches and monasteries using the plan to carry out attacks during religious holidays, as the guards also took part in it, and of course absent at the post. Although in the series the protagonist looks much kinder, for example, even in the instant when he does a monk his slave, instead of killing him.
Throughout his life, Ragnar organized sea robberies and attacks on many European countries. And he did it only because he was afraid that the other sons will be able to take his garland.
Particular attention is paid to one of the many raids of Ragnar which is also described in the sagas. In 845, the six thousandth army under his command attacked France. Thus practically the whole country was devastated and for the capital that they have managed to capture they demanded a huge part. In addition, he also was glorified unfriendly visits to Spain and Russia. In the 865 year Ragnar found himself a prisoner of the King of Northumbria, who cast him into a pit with snakes. Actually it was the last event in the life of Ragnar.
35-year-old Travis Fimmel native of Australia had the opportunity to play the role of the protagonist of the picture. She brought him an incredible breakthrough in the promotion of the career ladder.
The script for the series was written by Michael Hirst. This man is a highly qualified specialist in the history of Europe. The script for such project as the Tudors also came from his pen. Besides Hurst is the author of many other series of the historical genre.
Joan Bergin winner of two Emmy Awards worked to create the costumes for the Heroes of the series Vikings.
Writers and directors involved many real facts and the real historical persons, however, they have very little original information to consider the details of their lives. Therefore, the creators have two ways to show direction of the series, or to create space for creativity or risk to deviate from the real historical events.
Shooting the series reproduces in Finland near Dublin, directly on the territory of the county of Wicklow. The creators decided that such incredible beauty of landscapes Northern Ireland necessarily must be displayed in the series.
The extraordinary tales of the lives and epic adventures of these warriors are told in Vikings. While Vikings is filled with conflict, warfare and bloodshed - for these were extreme times - it is a family saga at heart. It follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, a curious, compelling man who is always looking to break through barriers and discover new worlds to conquer. A young farmer and family man, Ragnar is deeply frustrated by the unadventurous policies of his local chieftain, Earl Haraldson, who continues to send his Vikings raiders east every summer, to the Baltic states and Russia, whose populations are as materially poor as themselves. Vikings will chart Ragnar`s ambitions to discover civilizations across the great ocean to the west as well as his inevitable conflicts along the way. With the help of his jester friend Floki, they build a new generation of boats - faster, sleeker and more beautifully crafted than anything else on the sea. The series will also delve into how the Vikings - the last pagans - worshipped ancient gods like Odin, Thor, Freya and Loki. Ragnar claims to be a direct descendant of the Norse god Odin, who, as well as being the god of warriors slain in battle, is also the god of curiosity.
Vikings is a historical drama created by Michael Hirst in 2013. It was inspired by the Norse tales about the legendary Viking Ragnar Lothbrok and his family. The main character is an adventurous, ambitious and brave man. In past he was a farmer who decided to leave his home to explore new lands and horizons. His wayward instincts done it to him. Thatâ€™s how the adventure of Vikings started. The band of Vikings with the leader Ragnar travel through the seas and conquest the new territories. Ragnar seems to be a direct descendent of Odin, the God of War. He is young and powerful men. He doesnâ€™t know yet that this adventure will reveal his true abilities and skills. The Vikings show grabbed your attention with the first series, and captured not an abundance of special effects, which are very, very few, not some crazy fantasy, which is also just barely, and its seriousness and some impartiality, or something. Have not seen such series to not tormented slowly unwinding storyline for half a spoon of series in the series, and showed so rapidly developing story. But the main merit is not in respect for the audience, namely the seriousness, the explicit expression of the fact that the show is aimed at a mature audience. Not necessary adults suit to the mature audience.
Vikings season 4 keeps following a half-legendary Viking named Ragnar Lothbrok. Thought to be the offspring of Odin, he initiated the Danish Invasion. Having finished with their Paris raid, Ragnar and his troops return to Kattegat. New events unfold beyond Ragnar’s control while he is healing his wounds. Bjorn imprisons Floki for killing Athelstan and tells Ragnar about his intentions to go on a soul-searching trip. At the same time, female Vikings’ ambitions are growing bigger as Ragnar’s ex-wife Lagertha and Princess Aslaug are planning their way back to power. Back in Paris Rollo tries to establish rapport with his new wife. Meanwhile, King Ecbert is growing closer to Judith and Harals nurtures his desire to dethrone Ragnar and become the king of Norway…
Vikings season 5 keeps following the legendary heroes of the Scandinavian sagas on the History channel.
Viewers will see in the new season of the story about the Vikings how Bjorn Lothbrok is trying to overcome a whole ocean of sand. Vikings against the background of Sahara sand dunes is an amazing show! While Bjorn will lead his caravan through the desert, his brother Ivar will take part in the battle for York. Ivar also will face Bishop Heahmund in the midst of an epic battle. There will be a kind of mutual respect between them during the battle for York. The battle in the city streets will be the starry hour of two great warriors.
Summing up, we can say that the sons of Ragnar Lothbrok are ready to fulfill the prophecy and leave their mark on world history in the upcoming episodes of the Vikings season 5!