Vikings season 2

‘Vikings’ Season 2 Debuts For History Channel On Different Week Night

The highly anticipated continuation of Vikings returns to the History Channel for a second season this Thursday night.

The miniseries was a surprise hit for History after viewers flocked to their televisions each Sunday night to follow the saga of Ragnar Rothbrok portrayed by Australian actor Travis Fimmel — who became an overnight sensation — as the leader of the Vikings.

Perhaps one of the surprises for the series creators was that viewers didn’t shy away from the many bloody, violent scenes that are present in just about every episode, we are talking about the ruthless Vikings after all.

Ragnar starts as the young, ambitious leader of his people. A family man, with a happy marriage if such a thing was possible in those days.

In an interview posted on Fimmel is asked if he had a difficult time getting back into character for Season 2:

“The sets and the costumes are so good, that they really help put you in that world again.”

Vikings creator and executive producer Michael Hirst told The Hollywood Reporter:

“Ragnar starts this season as an earl, he’s fighting against his brother and the stakes are high — in terms of his political life and his personal life. They’ve never been higher because his marriage is falling apart. Everything has moved up and his ambitions are much more profound and much bigger in season two.”

Vikings series, Season 2