'Vikings' creator talks season finale (spoilers), what could come in season 2

Season finaleIn about one hour, at 10 p.m. ET, the freshman season of History's Vikings comes to a conclussion as Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) begins the first mission given to him by King Horic (Donal Logue). The mission? To make a deal with the Earl in Gotaland - which seems straightforward and simple, but surely will not be. 

Series creator Michael Hirst recently talked about the show and discussed tonight's finale, as well as what the second season of the show (which is already a go) could offer.

Hirst shared that Ragnar is very ambitious and that, while he currently swears fealty to Horic, he is not necessarily on Team Horic. There is a level of complexity in Horic that is just bubbling up now and that viewers are likely going to take different views of the king as the show goes along. Horic has his eye on Ragnar and, while he can use his talents now, he also is careful of the threat that Ragnar could one day pose. Will that threat begin tonight?

Ragnar also sees some life changes tonight, in the form of a female. Without spoiling anything, Hirst said that fans have come to love Ragnar's relationship with Lagertha and me be a bit surprised by what goes down.

Discussing the finale tonight directly, Hirst said that tonight's episode will leave viewers surprised.

"There are scenes of utter poignancy, and scenes of huge, perhaps unexpected emotion. When you started watching this season, no one I think could ever guess how it would end up and how deeply as an audience you would feel about how it ended up," he said.

In discussing the next season, he said that the theme of Ragnar rising to power will continue, but on a much larger scale. 

"He’s going to go off raiding with Horic, he’s going to get involved with the King of Wessex, which is a much bigger kingdom in England…. It’s going to be very interesting how all of that pans out," he added.


- Vikings

Written by: Hamatosan
Apr 28th, 2013, 5:58 pm

Images courtesy of History Channel

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Message Posted On May 5th, 2013, 6:01 pm
This show has so much more to offer for second season absolutely no doubt in my mind as season one was spectacular - i love this show and love the way it has played out - looking forward to next season hope it doen't take too long though - and love Ragnars cunning way of getting what he wants!

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Message Posted On May 2nd, 2013, 3:42 am

Could we skip the commercial comments like the one below, please? :/


And as to the show, The Vikings are a clear winner. With sucess and a bit more money to invest it's gonna be a fantastic second season hopefully :)


Message Posted On May 1st, 2013, 10:27 am
This is such an exciting sneak peek about what’s to come with Vikings, and I already can’t wait to watch it all! It’s crazy but everyone I know is totally addicted to this show! Heck, even the big group of people I work with around my office at DISH found common ground with Vikings. And my family has never discovered a show we could agree on until this series came along. In fact, we had to upgrade our DVR to the DISH Hopper since we could never choose a show that everyone likes. But because this DVR comes equipped with three independent tuners, we can now all watch what we want at the same time without having to compromise!

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Message Posted On Apr 29th, 2013, 8:17 pm

I look forward to season 2 and what comes of  *spoilers*


 Ragnar and his brother, that story line was tested in the first season and looks to be stretched even further in season 2.

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