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Apart from a number of casting announcements over the last few months, we haven?t heard much from History?s upcoming original series ?Vikings,? which is set to feature as much sword-swinging action as fellow beloved genre series like ?Game of Thrones? and the upcoming ?Spartacus: War of the Damned.? No longer need we wait! History has released our first look at the epic action of ?Vikings,? a bit light on the story, but nonetheless cool. Get your first taste of ?Vikings? blood inside!

Want to catch a sneak peek of History?s next great sword-swinger ?Vikings?? Entertainment Weekly snagged a first look at the new series, set to debut in 2013, featuring plenty of battle if precious little glimpse of the story or its recognizable actors.

Having previously cast veteran actor Gabriel Byrne for the series, ?Vikings? features Travis Fimmel in the central role of Ragnar Lothbrok, Viking hero of the tale, while joining him are Jessalyn Gilsig (?Glee?) as Siggy, the wife of Earl Haraldson (Byrne), Gustaf Skarsgard as Ragnar?s friend Floki, Clive Standen as his devious cousin Rollo, and Katheryn Winnick as first wife, and warrior Lagertha.

?Vikings? follows actual historical figure Ragnar Lothbrok, considered to be the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar?s band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods. According to the report, ?legend has it that he was a direct descendent of Odin, the god of war and warriors.?

?Vikings? will set sail in 2013 as a 10-episode drama from MGM TV and ?The Tudors? and ?Camelot? creators Michael Hirst and Morgan O?Sullivan. The series had been announced for development early in 2011, but was only picked up by The History Channel this past March.

http://screencrush.com/historys-vikings-trailer/

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While it's historically incorrect (ironically) and stereotypical it still looks both awesome and interesting! Vikings, even when portrayed as bloodthirsty Brits, can never go wrong!

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While it's historically incorrect (ironically) and stereotypical it still looks both awesome and interesting! Vikings, even when portrayed as bloodthirsty Brits, can never go wrong!

And this is why I don't watch the history channel anymore. I love shows like this, but this isn't what would make me watch the history channel.

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And this is why I don't watch the history channel anymore. I love shows like this, but this isn't what would make me watch the history channel.

Such a fair point. I didn't even know they made non-factual productions.

Well! A month until we see if it's any good!

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Looks pretty good.. Should've cast Brock Lesnar as the main character though..

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Now if that that doesnt scream viking..

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I kinda enjoyed it, it might take a while to get into though

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I like the series, it's well-made and entertaining. However, as predicted, it's pretty much a contrary to historical facts. Also, traders and raiders alike were happily going west and loved the idea, we were equals and scorned the idea of slaves and pretty much lived with democracy, rather than an autocratic ruler.

But, again, I don't care; it's a TV series and it's fun to watch. :D

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Are there explicit sex scenes in this show as in the Game of Thrones? If coupled with the limitless scenes of gory and profanity, I think it's too much for a TV show.

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Even if the show was any good I wouldn't support it. The History Channel should be reserved for documentaries about history, not reenactments or dramas - especially if they're not historically accurate. Unfortunately the History Channel has little to do with history any more and everything to do with appealing to the masses. What little history it does show is hugely over dramatised and tends to focus on only a handful of subjects (WWII, ancient Egypt, etc). It has absolutely no integrity.

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Are there explicit sex scenes in this show as in the Game of Thrones? If coupled with the limitless scenes of gory and profanity, I think it's too much for a TV show.

Good thing it's not up to you.

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