Wicked Wednesday: Vikings

17 February 2016
Vikings Season 4 is coming to M-Net Edge Express from the U.S.
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This Wicked Wednesday we’re getting excited about the brand new season of Vikings, starting Express from the U.S. on Saturday 20 February at 02:00 on M-Net Edge. You can also watch it in prime time every Thursday at 20:00 from 25 February.

Since we can’t wait until then to catch up with Ragnar Lothbrok and Lagertha in Season 4, we’re biding our time by sharing these ten facts about the show.

Vikings is filmed in Ireland.
The characters in the show don’t wear horned helmets, because real Vikings didn’t either.
Historical accuracy in Vikings has often been raised. Although it takes liberties now and then, a lot of it is on point.
Travis Fimmel (Ragnar Lothbrok) is from Down Under. The Aussie was born near Echuca and raised on a farm. Once he’s made enough money from acting, he wants to buy a farm and retire from films and TV.
Alexander Ludwig (Björn Ironside) cites Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg as acting inspirations.
Fimmel is quite the prankster. On the Vikings set he has gotten away with hanging water bottles over doorways and using production phones to give cast members incorrect calling times.
Gustaf Skarsgård (Floki) comes from a prestigious acting family. He is brother to True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård, son to Stellan Skarsgård, and godson to Peter Stormare.
Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha) has a third-degree black belt in Taekwondo and a second-degree black belt in Karate.
Another martial art maestro is Clive Standen (Rollo) who did Muay Thai for eighteen years.
Make-up designer Tom McInerney uses Scandinavian and Norse artifacts and runic scribe to inspire the characters’ tattoos.
Vikings is filmed in Ireland.