History® is bringing their hit scripted drama series VIKINGS back to San Diego Comic-Con in 2014 with a panel and appearances by Travis Fimmel (Ragnar Lothbrok), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Clive Standen (Rollo), Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn Lothbrok) and show writer/creator, Michael Hirst.
There will also be several exciting opportunities for fans of the show, including exclusive season 3 footage during the panel, an interactive “On the Set” experience and autograph signing off site.
Here are the details:
History’s VIKINGS panel: Friday, July 25th 4:45-5:45pm. Location: Room 6A
“On the Set with VIKINGS“: Thursday, July 24th – Saturday, July 26th. Location: 450 2nd Avenue
Fans will have a chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at VIKINGS and have a starring role in their own custom video that can be shared on social media! Upon entering, you will be treating like members of the cast. You will create a character profile and select your weapon of choice. Next, you will meet with hair and make-up artists to become transformed into a fierce Viking and be placed into three scenes complete with Vikings ships, battles, axes and villages. When you have completed the experience, you will have a 30 second video that can be shared via Twitter, Facebook or Vine.
Select fans who visit the “On the Set” experience will receive a custom, limited edition VIKINGS comic book. The character Floki entertains the Vikings with a humorous tale of Thor, Loki and other gods in this SDCC exclusive comic book.
Cast Autograph Signing: Friday, July 25th 1 -2pm. Location: 450 2nd Avenue.
Cast members Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen and Alexander Ludwig will be on hand to sign autographs and take photos with fans!
Join in the conversation by using hashtag #VikingsSDCC
VIKINGS tells the extraordinary tales of the lives and epic adventures of these warriors. The drama portrays the world of these Dark Age raiders, traders, explorers – not from an outsider’s view, but, through the eyes of Viking society. VIKINGS centers on Ragnar (Travis Fimmel), a restless young warrior and family man who longs to find and conquer new lands across the sea and claim the spoils as his own.
Travis Fimmel (Warcraft) continues to lead the stellar cast as Ragnar, along with Katheryn Winnick as Lagertha, an Earl and fierce shield maiden; Clive Standen as Rollo, Ragnar’s impulsive brother; Alexander Ludwig as Bjorn, the intelligent and bold warrior son of Ragnar; George Blagden as Athelstan, a young and not-so-innocent monk; Jessalyn Gilsig as Siggy, beautiful wife of the late Earl Haraldson; Linus Roache as Ecbert, King of Wessex, a man of strength, knowledge and undisguised ambition; Gustaf Skarsgard as Floki, a ship builder who designs the new generation of Vikings ships and Alyssa Sutherland as Princess Aslaug, Ragnar’s new wife.
Joining the cast for season three are Lothaire Bluteau (The Tudors) as Emperor Charles of France, a powerful man who views battling the Vikings as spiritual and earthly; Kevin Durand (The Strain) as The Wanderer, a mysterious man who is not what he seems; and Morgane Polanski (The Ghost) as Princess Gisla, the elegant, self-possessed daughter of Emperor Charles and his most trusted advisor and Ben Robson (Dracula: The Dark Prince) as Kalf, Lagertha’s trusted second in command
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).
HISTORY® has picked up a 10-episode third season of VIKINGS. Season three is currently in production in Ireland and is slated to return in 2015.
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