The History Channel’s Vikings has released some more fun clips for us fans, giving us a “Best of Floki” (isn’t every scene a best of Floki?); two more Roll Like Rollo videos; and a video about the attack on Paris, with a very funny beginning. The attack will happen Thursday, April 9th in Vikings Episode 3.8 “To The Gates” at 10pm ET on The History Channel.
The History Channel announced today that a spinoff of their very popular show Vikings, called Valhalla is set to hit the air in Summer of 2016!
“This is an opportunity to bring back all of those characters we loved and lost in a believable way,” show creator Michael Hirst told GoD. “Our viewers have been really upset with us as of late, and that, coupled with the curiosity of just what Valhalla is, is what pushed us to create this show.”
Geeks Of Doom interviews Vikings actor George Blagden, who plays the priest Athelstan, about his character’s journey and fate after Thursday’s Episode 3.6 “Born Again.”
SPOILERS for Vikings if you haven’t seen Episode 3.6 “Born Again,” which aired on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 on The History Channel.
Athelstan is gone. Without giving us time to mourn Siggy, Vikings killed off our beloved priest, depriving us of one of our two central characters. At times, I forgot the show was about Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), and by the time Episode 3.6 “Born Again” aired, I had come to think that Athelstan was the main protagonist, as he affected most of the storylines. Even when Ragnar was carrying him for burial, I kept hoping it was a mistake, or maybe he would pull a Lazarus.
George Blagden, who played Athelstan, gave GoD (appropriate) and other media sites a Q&A treat yesterday, March 27, 2015. The running theme of “email [Vikings showrunner Michael Hirst] … please, tell him” was pervasive throughout the interview.
On Blagden’s and Athelstan’s future — flashbacks, visions, perhaps as his son Alfred, the actor is open to it all. Check out what Blagden had to say during the interview here below, and be sure to check out the images and videos embedded, too.
Vikings Season 3 Episode 6: “Born Again”
Directed by Helen Shaver
Written and created by Michael Hirst
Starring Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Katheryn Winnick, George Blagden, Alexander Ludwig, and Gustaf Skarsgard. The History Channel
Air Date: Thursday, March 26th, 2015, 10:00pm
Spoilers, spoilers, spoilers, spoilers, spoilers!
Last week on Vikings 3.5 “The Usurper,” the warriors returned to Kattegat after a “successful” battle for Mercia. The discovery of Siggy’s death was too much for Rollo (Clive Standen), who was eaten with regret and grief. He’s back to self-destruction. Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) confronts Kalf (Ben Robson), with no results. Even Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) doesn’t help her. Aethelwulf (Moe Dunford) destroys the viking village in Wessex, slaughtering even the children. And King Ecbert (Linus Roache) was the puppetmaster the entire time. Ragnar… he told you he was corrupt. You should have listened.
Lots of Viking videos today, my friends! We have just passed the halfway point into this delicious season, and my god… how else will they shock and entertain us? A god had walked among them, we lost a major character, mass slaughter, sex, sex, and more sex, and tons of betrayal. Just a beautiful day in the neighborhoods of Kattegat and Wessex, right?
The midseason trailer does a quick flash of images before focusing on the upcoming atack on Paris, which is next on Ragnar’s (Travis Fimmel) to-do list. And oh no she didn’t! Queen Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland) better not have said, “Kill the priest.” Does she not know, given the choice, Ragnar would choose Athelstan (George Blagden) every time?
Continue below for the midseason trailer as well as a handful of other videos.