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Link: Women Behind Canadian TV: Katheryn Winnick

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Women behind Canadian TV: Katheryn Winnick
“I’ve always had a strong fascination with storytelling, as well as just being on camera. It’s always been in the back of my head, but one of the hardest things, especially being a woman, is to get the opportunity of having someone believe in you and getting a chance to show your talent and direct.” Continue reading.


Link: Katheryn Winnick shares secrets from Season 4 of ‘Vikings’

From Bill Harris of Postmedia Network:

Katheryn Winnick shares secrets from Season 4 of ‘Vikings’
It gives new meaning to the director yelling, “Cut!”

Do not plot against Lagertha. It will end painfully for you, especially if you’re a male.

Lagertha, played by Katheryn Winnick, already has had, shall we say, an “active” season on Vikings, which airs Thursdays on History. Continue reading. 


Prep for Season 4 of Vikings with stunning A World Revealed

I don’t make a point of reviewing or writing about digital initiatives. Not because I don’t enjoy them, but because they—and webisodes and online exclusives—all fall into a grey area. They’re not TV shows in the traditional sense and some come off more like DVD extras.

Vikings: A World Revealed plays like something you’d find at the end of a DVD or Blu-ray set, but presented in a much more entertaining way. The special website—bowing Thursday for fans to preview before Season 4 on History next month—is very much like an interactive documentary. Immersing those who visit into the world of Ragnar Rothbrok, his followers and enemies, it offers four views—Kattegat Village, The Great Hall, Wessex Chamber and The Courtyard—of the world occupied by these adventurous souls. Music sets the tone and vibrant animation accents informative video extras into how the Canadian-Irish co-production is made.

Click on Kattegat Village and actress Katheryn Winnick, smeared with blood and crud, takes visitors on a personal journey around the encampment. Along the way, clickable on-screen arrows go deeper, exploring how Viking ships are built for the series (and a sneak peek at Bjorn’s ride), the role of Viking women, how the series’ gallons of blood is created and what inspired those wicked hairstyles. Alyssa Sutherland (Princess Aslaug) takes visitors on a tour of The Great Hall, where set decoration, the hand-made costumes, Bjorn’s mystery map and the creation of the series are covered. Moe Dunford’s (Aethelwulf) humour is the highlight of The Courtyard tour, where he breaks down the Romans’ influence on King Ecbert and gives some hints as to where Aethelwulf’s head is at in Season 4.

The best segment of the lot is the trip into the Wessex Chamber, where Linus Roache and Travis Fimmel joke their way through describing the intricacies of King Ecbert’s inner sanctum. Beards, directing and series creator Michael Hirst are covered when Fimmel isn’t highjacking everything Roache is saying.

Fans of Vikings will find Vikings: A World Revealed to be an entertaining sidestep away from the series and it’s really a must-see for anyone looking to dive into the world of the vikings.

Vikings: A World Revealed can be found on History’s website.

Vikings airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on History beginning February 18.




Photo gallery: Season 4 of Vikings

Season 4 of Vikings doesn’t return until next month, but those friendly folks over at History have given us an early Valentine’s Day present! Check out this treasure trove of images featuring everyone from fan favourites like Ragnar Lothbrok and Rollo to Emperor Charles and Princess Gisla.

History teases the upcoming season thusly: “Following the Vikings’ successful raid of Paris, 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 would seek his undoing.”

We can’t wait.

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Vikings airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on History beginning Feb. 18.