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:
HISTORYÂ®â€™s EmmyÂ®Â Award-nominated original seriesÂ VikingsÂ returned with a vengeance, slaying the competition and seizing theÂ #1 spot of the night across specialtyÂ with 465,000 Canadians (2+)Â Â watching its November 30thÂ mid-season premiere. As the enigmatic Ragnar Lothbrok made his return to Kattegat,Â VikingsÂ claimed top spot in multiple key demos, including 2+, A25-54 and A18-49. Since its launch in 2013,Â VikingsÂ has consistently been the #1 scripted series across Canadian specialty* (2+, A25-54, A18-34 and A18-49) and following Wednesdayâ€™s strong start, the momentum continues.
HISTORYâ€™s domination continued with the special presentation of the premiere of Showcaseâ€™sÂ IncorporatedÂ and the documentary specialÂ Vikings: The Saga of Ragnar LothbrokÂ taking the #2 (127,000 A25-54) and #3 spots (116,000, A25-54) of the night, respectively.
AdditionalÂ VikingsÂ data highlights include:
- VikingsÂ 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 Springâ€™s season 4A finale
- VikingsÂ was the most-talked about Specialty series in Canada on both Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday night**
- Since it premiered in 2013,Â VikingsÂ continues to be the #1 series onÂ HISTORY.caÂ and on the HISTORY Go app***
In the next episode ofÂ Vikings,Â airingÂ Wednesday,Â Dec. 7Â atÂ 9 p.m. ET/PTÂ 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; itâ€™s certainly got the best battle scenes in it, but itâ€™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.Â
From Victoria Ahearn of The Canadian Press:
Link: Vancouverâ€™s Alexander Ludwig gets big Vikings plot line heâ€™s been waiting for
â€œItâ€™s the best season weâ€™ve ever done, I think. As an audience youâ€™re going to be super invested in these characters and theyâ€™re so on the fringe of destruction internally and externally. As a fan myself, itâ€™s just constantly a cliffhanger and it can be very troubling as well.â€ Continue reading.
From Melissa Girimonte of The Televixen:
Link: Alexander Ludwig teases huge decisions ahead for Bjorn on Vikings
“BjÃ¶rn is going to have to make a decision â€” a political decision â€” based on his incredibly strong emotions toward his uncle and the future of his people.” Continue reading.