From a media release:
As theÂ February 18thÂ season four premiereÂ of HISTORY’sÂ VikingsÂ draws closer,Â Canada’sÂ #1 specialty entertainment program* gives a familiar face and heavy-hitter a guest starring role. Toronto Blue Jays third baseman andÂ 2015 American League MVPÂ Josh DonaldsonÂ is heading toÂ IrelandÂ this week to film an episode ofÂ VikingsÂ in which he will have a speaking role. A massive fan of the Canadian-Irish drama, Donaldson recentlyÂ Tweeted a photounveiling a striking, new Viking-esqueÂ hairstyle inspired by the lead character, Ragnar.
Two-time All-Star Donaldson will play the role of Hoskuld, a Viking warrior of great skill, in an episode that will air later this year as part of the fourth season.
In the upcoming season ofÂ Vikings, betrayal is everywhere as the powers begin to shift. Following the Vikings’ successful raid ofÂ ParisÂ in season three, Ragnar is the most feared and respected leader in the Western World. However, his victory is short-lived as he is surrounded by those who seek his undoing.
VikingsÂ is an international Irish/Canadian co-production being co-produced by World 2000 and Take 5 Productions. HISTORY broadcasts both domestically inÂ CanadaÂ and in the U.S. MGM Television is the worldwide distributor outside ofÂ IrelandÂ andÂ Canada.Â VikingsÂ is produced in association with Shaw Media.
The new season ofÂ VikingsÂ premieresÂ Thursday, February 18thÂ atÂ 10pm ET/PT on HISTORY.