History® Announces Additional Casting for Season Three of Hit Drama Series Vikings

Canadians Lothaire Bluteau and Kevin Durand Join the Cast, Along With Morgane Polanski and the Previously Announced Ben Robson

(New York, U.S.A/Toronto, Canada) – HISTORY announced today new casting for season three of its hit scripted series Vikings, including Canadians Lothaire Bluteau (The Tudors) as Emperor Charles of France, a powerful man who views battling the Vikings as spiritual and earthly, and Kevin Durand (The Strain) as The Wanderer, a mysterious man who is not what he seems. Also debuting in season three is Morgane Polanski (The Ghost) as Princess Gisla, the elegant, self-possessed daughter of Emperor Charles and his most trusted advisor, as well as the previously announced Ben Robson (Dracula: The Dark Prince) who plays Kalf, Lagertha’s trusted second in command.

Travis Fimmel
 (Warcraft) leads the stellar cast as Ragnar, along with Canadian Katheryn Winnick as Lagertha, an Earl and fierce shield maiden; Clive Standen as Rollo, Ragnar’s impulsive brother; Canadian Alexander Ludwig as Bjorn, the bold warrior son of Ragnar;George Blagden as Athelstan, a young and not-so-innocent monk; Canadian Jessalyn Gilsig as Siggy, beautiful wife of the late Earl Haraldson; Linus Roache as Ecbert, King of Wessex, a man of undisguised ambition; Gustaf Skarsgard as Floki, a ship builder andAlyssa Sutherland as Princess Aslaug, Ragnar’s new wife.

Vikings centers on Ragnar Lothbrok, a restless warrior and family man who longs to find and conquer new lands across the seas and claim the spoils as his own. The series portrays life in the Dark Ages, a world ruled by raiders and explorers, through the eyes of Viking society.

Vikings is created and written by Michael Hirst, one of the premier historical story-tellers in the industry (Academy Award®-winning film Elizabeth; and the Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated series The Tudors). Hirst serves as Executive Producer along with Morgan O’Sullivan of World 2000 (The Count of Monte Cristo, The Tudors), Sheila Hockin (The Tudors, The Borgias), John Weber of Take 5 Productions (The Tudors, The Borgias), Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer and James Flynn (The Tudors; The Borgias).

Vikings is an international Irish/Canadian co-production being co-produced by World 2000 and Take 5 Productions. MGM Television brought the series to the network and brings Vikings to global audiences, as the worldwide distributor outside of Ireland and Canada. Vikings is produced in association with Shaw Media, and HISTORY broadcasts domestically in Canada. The series also airs on HISTORY in the U.S.

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