maandag 29 september 2014

Set the dates in your agenda Vikings season 2 DVD/Blu Ray will come sailing near you

Hail Vikingfans

After the success of Vikings season 1 and the DVD/Blu Ray of the series. In March we saw the new season opening of Vikings season 2. Today I found out that the DVD and Blu Ray from season 2 will come out on 7 October 2014 in the USA in Europe this will be 3 November 2014.

Vikings season 1 recap

We see Ragnar and his family brother Rollo, wife Lagertha and his kids Bjorn and Gyda on the farm. We meet Floki the boat builder and his girlfriend Helga. The madly powered Earl Haraldson who has one thing he would like most killing Ragnar because he has different ideas on sailing and navigating his lovely wife Siggy. After they raid they come back with a monk called Athelstan. When Earl Haraldson decided that he want to kill Ragnar he tricked Ragnar and badly wound him to dead. Ragnar finds out Rollo at the earl who tortured him to tell the hiddingplace of Ragnar, Ragnar wants a dual from men to men. After a duel with Earl Haraldson Ragnar became earl and started to live in Kattegat he decided to go to raid again. Lagertha get a miscarriage. In the first series Gyda died due to the plague.
There are some extra footage on the DVD/Blu Ray behind the scenes.

Viking season 2 recap

We will see the game between characters with words and without. Raiding started to get better. Great battle scene to start with. A marriage and lot of tricks of illusions. Wrong ideas and wrong explanations all to get us on the wrong foot about a few roles. Did we know how Floki would trick us. The outcome is great and surprisingly different from we thought it would be.
With season 3 date to come soon it will be in March I think. We can’t wait for the next season. While waiting for this we are able to see, catch up on, and not have to miss them because they are on DVD/Blu Ray with season 2.

dinsdag 23 september 2014

What is the (ex) Viking cast doing now?

You can see Donal Logue (King Horik) in the new FOX television series of Gotham who premier was yesterday. He plays a detective Harvey Bullock this is one of the main cast roles. The series will be about the crimes from Gotham and there will be lot of characters out of comic book like the joker and many more villains. It was received with high TV rates. With a third place among the new comers.

George Blagden (Athelstan) will be seen in the new BBC TV series Versailles. Is not on screen yet somewhere in 2015 their just filming the series. He will be king Louis XIV. The lead role.

Clive Standen (Rollo) He will be in the film Everest still in post-production. Due to an accident with guides. Set for 2015.

Travis Fimmel (Ragnar) will be playing in Warcraft still in post-production set for 2016.

maandag 22 september 2014

Vikings season 3 close to end filming
After six months of filming. The Viking cast is now in the last two weeks shooting. after that it will be waiting for us until March. There will be one main character who is going to die we don't know who yet. Rumours are gone wild about this especially because we missed three of the main characters at Comic-Con. Siggy, Athelsthan and Floki.

I haven't figure it out yet. But I have my opinion for two of them. For Floki and Athelstan there is an explanation both in different ways. If you see the trailer it explains a lot of the mythology of Loki as Floki is the trickster for Vikings and often related to Loki. George Blagden plays Athelstan and has taken the TV series role for Versaille and could have gone because of the time. So I leave in the middle who will die because it is just a suggestion. For Siggy I haven't got a clue.

I cannot wait for it and I know all the fans of Vikings can't. Please come soon season 3. will be moving to

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maandag 15 september 2014

Vikings Potrait 6 King Horik

King Horik
When we first meet King Horik it is halfway through season 1 in Upsalla. King Horik is at that time King of Denmark. He is not the first one who will betray Earl Ragnar. He is seeking an alliance with Ragnar first when he is in continuous war with Jarl Borg. He will betray Ragnar after a while because of power he sees Ragnar is influential and want something different than he does. He start to alliance with Jarl Borg because the only thing he wants to see is Ragnar dead.

When Ragnar Blood Eagled Jarl Borg King Horik disguise him for his action and start to take over control with Siggy she is also seeking for revenge and want to regain power that is why she betray Rollo with King Horik. When Siggy finds out Floki doesn't like the way Ragnar is behaving she will get him more close to King Horik. Due to this alliance King Horik thinks he is safe in Kattegat. After a while he set up a plan with both Floki and Siggy to kill the children of Ragnar. He himself will kill Ragnar. He got killed by Ragnar.
King Horik in the real history was a Danish King first as co ruler. He is the one who actually lived in the time Ragnar raid on Paris. He disapproved it.

Donal Logue

Donal is one of the cast members of the following TV series. Copper, Sons of Anarchy, Law and order, Vikings and is filing Gotham at the moment who will premiere in a week’s time. Is already 24 years in the TV and film business. Is born in Canada.

1 week till Gotham

We are one week ahead before the Fall TV premiere of Gotham. 

From what I saw in trailers and exclusive clips I want this show to come to the Netherlands.
Finally we get to see how Gotham became Gotham and how the main characters develop into the villains and hero's of this time.

Not a film but a good TV serie by  Fox. We will meet both detectives, The Joker, Pinquin, and many more. We see Ben mc Kanzie in the role as detective James Gorden and one of Vikings main cast King Horik season 1 and 2 Donal Logue will play Detective Harvey Bullock.

Clive Standen's #AskRollo #Vikings

Yesterday I had the oppurtunity to talk on Twitter to Clive Standen Rollo of Vikings History channel.

How many weeks to  go when you are finished with filming this season?
“ we are filming episode 7 & 8 ...only 2 more to go until wrap!’”

Is there anything going to change between you and Siggy?
“tempestuous to say the least...theres a fine line between love and hate”

Is there a big change for Rollo ahead?
“As always with Rollo you should expect the unexpected!”

Will Rollo accept Floki better this season or is it going to be worse?
"its a two way street!"

Is Rollo going to surprise us?
“doesn't he always ;)”

Did the cast finally succeed in pranking Ragnar or someone else?
“it involved a cast member being kidnapped in the the boot of a car...I'll say no more”
George Blagden (Athelstan) answered: “@RosemaryOMall33@h3rblkw1ngs@chain_four So.....I'll fill y'all in..... #itwasme#noneedtolookfurtherfortinyvikingcreativity

zaterdag 6 september 2014

Vikings potrait 5 Rollo (update) with history


Rollo is the brother of Ragnar who lives in the city Kattegat. When Ragnar said they would be equals. Something Rollo believes in. Unfortunately something that would never happen during both seasons. In order to be equals with his brother he takes the chance to join the army of Jarl Borg. Rollo betrays Ragnar at the end of season 1. When he comes back in season 2 he kills Arne and badly wound Floki. He then gets a trail and is degraded by everyone except for Siggy. Rollo feels himself empty when he is back in Kattegat. He wish they had killed him. When he ask Ragnar to forgive him he first isn’t allowed to go on raid. He is one of the people behind the betray to Jarl Borg. He disguise King Horik because he is having a splendid time with Siggy. When he found out that she is doing it with King Horik he want him dead. In one of the last episode he had an big accident in the last he was recovering fron that we don't know what will happen next to him.

In history Rollo was better known as Rollo the Walker or Rollo the Viking. He started to raid in France and became the duke of Normandy. He was baptised Robert. Like we saw in the series. Rollo is Latin for Hrólfr. They still debate if he is Norwegian or from Denmark. He is also the one who besieges Paris. He is the great-great-great grandfather of William the Qonqueror.

Clive Standen

Clive Standen started as an stuntman before he started to switch to actor. He is Irish and better known for Robin Hood and Camelot. He likes to dive that is why he is spokesman of Sea Sheppard. Clive is also game, theatre, film and TV actor but also doing voice overs. He is dad of three children and married. He was a formal international Muay Thai boxer.     

Vikings potrait 4 Siggy Haraldson


Siggy is an earl’s wife when we first met her. She lost her children except her girl who died at the end of the season due of a plague. Her husband was killed by Ragnar during season 1. She is the protector of Rollo from day one. After the dead of her husband she choose for Rollo. She is the one in season 2 who see that Rollo is strugeling with his life after he betray Ragnar. He is walking the hall of shame. She is the one who convinced him to go and talk to Ragnar. When he is forgiven the game of Siggy starts. She betray Rollo with king Horik only to regain power. What the difference between this betrayl is that she does it for Rollo. When she is asked to do it with King Horik’s son and to kill the children of Ragnar she finally realise she is done with Horik.

Jessalyn Gilsig

Is a multi-talent she is good at art art and acting. Canadian and known for Glee and Heroes. She is a single mum. Her debut was in 1989 in the film industry. She did also different TV series. Her ex-husband is Bobby Salomon they have a daughter. She is the daughter of writer Toby Gilsig.   

donderdag 4 september 2014

One Vikings saga to rule them all

Photo credit: Jonathan Hession

I was doing research for my portrait/review on Earl Haraldson and then I came across the Saint’s Saga of Olaf Haraldson. The longest and most completed one of that time.

I was looking for the answer did Earl Haraldson and Ragnar came across each other in that saga. I couldn’t find it. After a while I read the whole saga I found another thing to write about. The names of the main characters of History Vikings The only two I could find where Athelstan and Bjorn. But the support characters I could all find in the saga.

So if you want to know more about the support characters or three of the next main characters go and find out the saga yourself. I will name them for you. Who is there to find and which season:

Season 1                             Season 2                             Season 3

Knut                                   Halfdan                               Kalf
Leif                                    Sigvard
Bjorn                                  Ivar
Arne                                   Horik

We only need to read one saga to rule them all.
So if you want to know more I want to advices you to go and see the saga.

Vikings potrait 3 Earl Haraldson

Earl Haraldson

One of the enemies of Ragnar in the first series. Chieftain of Kattegat. He didn’t want to go to the west or had the guts to go west. He believed there was no west. He wanted to kill Ragnar and almost succeeded. His children were killed. Siggy was his wife until his dead. He was the first tier to be killed by Ragnar in an equal battle to death.
In real he was either Godfred Haraldson the son of the king of Denmark or Olaf Haraldson who was a Viking who started to raid at the age of twelve. He is better known for the Saint’s Saga. I think it is Olaf Haraldson because almost every name of the characters of Vikings are in there.

Gabriel Byrne

He is an Irish actor and has won a golden globe. Was in the show for 6 episodes. Is busy with film and TV as an actor. Has played in 79 films till now. Did play himself in 53 productions. Did study archaeology and linguistic. He became actor when he was 29.