History releases opening sequence clip for "Vikings"
History has revealed the opening sequence clip for their first original scripted series, “Vikings”, which is set to premiere on March 3rd. Following the unexpected success of “Hatfields & McCoys" in May, the History Channel is hoping that this new series will take viewers by storm – quite literally – as it will follow the adventures of sea-faring Vikings in Scandinavia.
The nine-episode series will follow a young farmer, Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), who thinks he is a descendant of the god Odin, and his adventures exploring the world as a Viking with his friend Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard). The series was created by “Tudors’” Michael Hirst.
Check out the opening sequence here and let us know what you think!
Some people are saying that the opening sequence is giving them a bit of a “Mad Men” vibe, and while I can see that with the whole falling body silhouette, I think that we can be rest assured that the series will be nothing like the ritzy advertising world that is “Mad Men”. I get a very dark and foreboding sense from the intro for “Vikings”, and I have to say, I like it.
Are you looking forward to the premiere of History’s new scripted series?
I love the trailer for Vikings, and I can’t wait to check it out when the show premieres in March. I am intrigued by the idea of History having original scripted content in addition to documentaries and such. I missed Hatfields and McCoys last year, but my coworker at DISH said it was really good. I don’t want to miss Vikings, so I’ll definitely set a reminder for my DISH Hopper to record the season for me. I don’t have to worry about having free space on my Hopper because it can store over 400 hours of HD content. I can check out Vikings on my schedule, and I don’t have to delete any of my old favorite shows from my Hopper to make room.