From Sadie Gennis of TV Guide:
Link: Vikings star explains Ivar’s violent streak and previews his rise to greatness
“I think Ivar puts ambition before anything else. He’s very religious and was schooled by Floki, and so he knows that being famous has everything to do with getting accepted to Valhalla in the end, which would be the main goal in your life as a Viking.” Continue reading.
From a media release:
HISTORY®’s Emmy® Award-nominated original series Vikings returned with a vengeance, slaying the competition and seizing the #1 spot of the night across specialty with 465,000 Canadians (2+) watching its November 30th mid-season premiere. As the enigmatic Ragnar Lothbrok made his return to Kattegat, Vikings claimed top spot in multiple key demos, including 2+, A25-54 and A18-49. Since its launch in 2013, Vikings has consistently been the #1 scripted series across Canadian specialty* (2+, A25-54, A18-34 and A18-49) and following Wednesday’s strong start, the momentum continues.
HISTORY’s domination continued with the special presentation of the premiere of Showcase’s Incorporated and the documentary special Vikings: The Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok taking the #2 (127,000 A25-54) and #3 spots (116,000, A25-54) of the night, respectively.
Additional Vikings data highlights include:
- Vikings is already on track to be the #1 original scripted series of the fall (A25-54)
- The season 4B premiere grew its audience by 22% (2+), 24% (A25-54), 43% (A18-34) and 39% (A18-49) over last Spring’s season 4A finale
- Vikings was the most-talked about Specialty series in Canada on both Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday night**
- Since it premiered in 2013, Vikings continues to be the #1 series on HISTORY.ca and on the HISTORY Go app***
In the next episode of Vikings, airing Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HISTORY, the Kattegat locals chide Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) that the gods have deserted him as he struggles to crew his voyage to Wessex. Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) prepares to fulfill his dream of exploring the Mediterranean.
From Laura Prudom of Mashable:
Link: Believe it or not, The Beatles inspired this season of ‘Vikings’
“I think 4B is definitely the biggest season so far; it’s certainly got the best battle scenes in it, but it’s actually also the most emotional season. All of the major characters end up being changed profoundly during the course of this season, so for me, it was digging down a bit deeper into the characters and their relationships.” Continue reading.
From Victoria Ahearn of The Canadian Press:
Link: Vancouver’s Alexander Ludwig gets big Vikings plot line he’s been waiting for
“It’s the best season we’ve ever done, I think. As an audience you’re going to be super invested in these characters and they’re so on the fringe of destruction internally and externally. As a fan myself, it’s just constantly a cliffhanger and it can be very troubling as well.” Continue reading.
From Melissa Girimonte of The Televixen:
Link: Alexander Ludwig teases huge decisions ahead for Bjorn on Vikings
“Björn is going to have to make a decision — a political decision — based on his incredibly strong emotions toward his uncle and the future of his people.” Continue reading.