Vikings creator Michael Hirst on the saga of Ragnar Lothbrok, his legacy and Season 4B

History Channel’s Vikings started out being about legendary Scandinavian leader Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) and his meteoric rise to fame, but has been about so much more after his ascension reached its apex as a near god-like status. Ragnar has since become humbled with life’s failures and reminded of regretful decisions. It’s also about the saga of his sons Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig), Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith), Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø), Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye (David Lindström) and Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Anderson) eclipsing their father’s fame and branching the Viking Age out to unimaginable boundaries. It spotlights the fascinating women more

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