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Vikings: Rites of Passage

The world of the Vikings is brought to life through the journey of Ragnar Lothbrok, the first Viking to emerge from Norse legend and onto the pages of history – a man on the edge of myth. Our story begins in 8th century Scandinavia where Ragnar Lothbrok is a warrior and a farmer who dreams of finding riches by bucking the tradition of raiding to the east. Ragnar has been working in secret on a project that will turn the Viking world on its head. But first Ragnar must convince the leader of his community, the powerful Earl Haraldson, who is none too happy to share in the renown that this journey could bring to Ragnar if it’s successful.

Source: History


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Sunday March 03rd, 2013


Alternate Airdates:

US (HISTORY) Mar 03, 2013
AU (SBS ONE) Aug 08, 2013
IE (RTÉ TWO) Jan 26, 2014
UK (HISTORY) May 13, 2014

  • Currently 8.6/10
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Guest Stars
David Pearse
As Svein
Recurring
John Kavanagh (1)
As The Seer
Recurring
Nathan O'Toole
As Bjorn Lothbrok
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Ruby O'Leary
As Gyda Lothbrok
Recurring
Cian Quinn
As Olaf son of Ingolf
Conor Madden
As Eric Trygvasson
David Wilmot
As Olaf Anwend
Donna Dent
As Woman
Eddie Drew
As Odin
Edward Elks
As Olafur
Gerard McCarthy
As Brondsted
Main Cast
Travis Fimmel
As Ragnar Lothbrok
Katheryn Winnick
As Lagertha
Clive Standen
As Rollo Lothbrok
Jessalyn Gilsig
As Siggy Haraldson
Gabriel Byrne
As Earl Haraldson
Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Fever RayIf I Had a HeartIntro - Theme


Other Episode Crew

CreatorMichael Hirst (1)
Executive ProducerMorgan O'Sullivan  |  Sheila Hockin  |  Alan Gasmer  |  Sherry Marsh  |  John Weber  |  Michael Hirst (1)  |  James Flynn
ProducerSteve Wakefield  |  Keith Thompson
Co-ProducerBill Goddard  |  Seamus McInerney
Associate ProducerJustin Pollard
Production DesignerTom Conroy (1)
EditorAaron Marshall
CastingFrank Moiselle  |  Nuala Moiselle  |  Deidre Bowen (1)
First Assistant DirectorRaymond Kirk
Second Assistant DirectorNessa Linnane
MusicTrevor Morris
Music EditorYuri Gorbachow
Costume DesignerJoan Bergin
Key GripPhilip Murphy (3)
Camera OperatorFionn Commerford
Set DecoratorJil Turner
Location ManagerManus Hingerty
Property MasterPaul Hedges
Script SupervisorChris Roufs
Production CoordinatorDorothy McDonnell
Post Production SupervisorLynda McKenzie
Re-Recording MixerMartin Lee (2)  |  Kirk Lynds
GafferTerry Mulligan
Director of PhotographyP.J. Dillon  |  John S. Bartley
Stunt CoordinatorFranklin Henson
Production ManagerMichael Borrett
Third Assistant DirectorNick Thomas (1)
Visual Effects SupervisorDennis Berardi  |  Julian Parry
Production AccountantDonal Geraghty (1)  |  Cam Mansfield
Visual Effects ProducerWilson Cameron  |  Bill Halliday
Executive In Charge Of ProductionJulian P. Hobbs  |  Dirk Hoogstra  |  Robin Neinstein
Music ConsultantMichael Perlmutter
Steadicam OperatorMarty McInally
Second Assistant EditorAngela Jekums  |  Brandy Hamilton
Visual EffectsWilson Cameron
First Assistant EditorDan Briceno
Sword MasterRichard Ryan (1)
Dialogue EditorDavid McCallum (1)  |  Brent Pickett
Compositing SupervisorMaria Gordon
CameraMarty McInally
First Assistant Sound EditorAndrew Jablonski  |  Brennan Mercer
ADR EditorDale Sheldrake
Lead Make-up ArtistTom McInerney
Lead HairstylistDee Corcoran
Special Effects EditorSteve Medeiros
Sound DesignerJane Tattersall
Senior DirectorTara Ellis (1)
Historical ConsultantJustin Pollard
Location Sound MixerDaniel Birch
Digital Effects SupervisorDominic Remane
Lead CompositorOvidiu Cinazan
 
Warning: Vikings season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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