History announced today new casting for season three of its hit scripted series "Vikings," including Lothaire Bluteau ("The Tudors") as Emperor Charles of France, a powerful man who views battling the Vikings as spiritual and earthly; Kevin Durand (pictured, "The Strain") as The Wanderer, a mysterious man who is not what he seems; and Morgane Polanski (The Ghost) as Princess Gisla, the elegant, self-possessed daughter of Emperor Charles and his most trusted advisor. They join previously announced Ben Robson who will play Kalf, Lagertha’s trusted second in command.
Travis Fimmel (Warcraft
) leads the stellar cast as Ragnar, along with Katheryn Winnick as Lagertha, an Earl and fierce shield maiden; Clive Standen as Rollo, Ragnar's impulsive brother; Alexander Ludwig as Bjorn, the intelligent and bold warrior son of Ragnar; George Blagden as Athelstan, a young and not-so-innocent monk; Jessalyn Gilsig as Siggy, beautiful wife of the late Earl Haraldson; Linus Roache as Ecbert, King of Wessex, a man of strength, knowledge and undisguised ambition; Gustaf Skarsgard as Floki, a ship builder who designs the new generation of Vikings ships and Alyssa Sutherland as Princess Aslaug, Ragnar’s new wife.
"Vikings" centers on Ragnar Lothbrok, a restless warrior and family man who longs to find and conquer new lands across the seas and claim the spoils as his own. The series portrays life in the Dark Ages, a world ruled by raiders and explorers, through the eyes of Viking society.
"Vikings" is created and written by Michael Hirst. Michael serves as Executive Producer along with Morgan O’Sullivan of World 2000, Sheila Hockin, John Weber of Take 5 Productions, Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer and James Flynn. Dirk Hoogstra and Julian P. Hobbs are the Executives in Charge of Production for History.
"Vikings" is an international Irish/Canadian co-production being co-produced by World 2000 and Take 5 Productions. MGM Television brought the series to the network and brings "Vikings" to global audiences, serving as the worldwide distributor outside of Ireland and Canada. History broadcasts domestically in the U.S. "Vikings" is produced in association with Shaw Media, and the series also airs on History in Canada.