History Channel has announced that it picked up a second season of “Vikings,” the network’s first scripted drama. Production will begin this summer on the 10- episode second season. The current season’s finale will air April 28.
“Vikings is a win win for us. As our first scripted series, Vikings has paid off in a big way with critical acclaim, strong ratings and a passionate, loyal fan base. It came out of the gate strong and has stayed on top, solidifying History as a major player in the scripted genre, just as we are in reality,” Dirk Hoogstra, EVP, Development and Programming for “History,” said in a statement.
The show follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, who is looking for new worlds to conquer.
“Vikings” was created and written by Michael Hirst, who also exec produces with Morgan O’Sullivan of World 2000, John Weber of Take 5 Productions, Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer, James Flynn and Sheila Hockin. Hoogstra and Julian P. Hobbs are execs in charge of production for the network.
By the way, here’s the “Simpsons” reference I made in the lede: