Thursday, March 26, 2015

History Renews 'Vikings' for Season 4

History has picked up a fourth season of its hit drama series Vikings, it was announced today by Dirk Hoogstra, EVP and General Manager, History & H2. Created and written by Michael Hirst, five new episodes remain in the current third season, with production on Season 4 to begin this spring in Ireland.

On a Live+3 basis for the first five episodes in Season 3, Vikings is averaging 4.3 million total viewers, 2.2 million Adults 25-54 and 2.0 million Adults 18-49. For five weeks in a row, Vikings ranks as the number one cable series on Thursday nights in all key demos in Live+3 delivery.

"Vikings has raided the hearts of both audiences and critics, establishing itself as one of the most compelling, visually stunning dramas on television," said Hoogstra. "We are so proud of our immensely talented cast and crew led by Michael Hirst, whose intriguing storylines and pivotal arcs have the perfect balance of scope, smarts and bloodshed to keep our loyal fans watching and wanting more."

"Vikings is a tremendous success worldwide thanks to the visionary talents of Michael Hirst, the entire creative team and our partners at History," said Roma Khanna, President, Television Group and Digital, MGM Television. "We look forward to entertaining audiences worldwide with the next epic season."

The cast for the third season includes Travis Fimmell, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Jessalyn Gilsig, Gustaf SkarsgÄrd, George Blagden, Alexander Ludwig, Alyssa Sutherland, Linus Roache, Ben Robson and Kevin Durand.