What We’ve Been Watching: March 2015

SIRENS (Image Credit: USA)

SIRENS (Image Credit: USA)

Here at The Daily Quirk we don’t just write about television- we watch it too… and lots of it! Check back each month to find out which shows have us laughing, crying and glued to our screens! Continue reading

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‘Vikings’ stars Alexander Ludwig and Clive Standen share details for the show’s third season!

Alexander Ludwig and Clive Standen in VIKINGS (Image Credit: Jonathan Hession / HISTORY)

Alexander Ludwig and Clive Standen in VIKINGS (Image Credit: Jonathan Hession / HISTORY)

History’s historical drama Vikings is back for a third season, and its stars Alexander Ludwig and Clive Standen are promising fans will see major growth in not only the scale of the show, but its characters as well. Continue reading

VIKINGS (Image Credit: History Channel)

‘Vikings’ releases exciting Season 3 teasers!

VIKINGS (Image Credit: History Channel)

VIKINGS (Image Credit: HISTORY)

Last time The Daily Quirk talked about HISTORY’s epic scripted television show Vikings was during San Diego Comic Con International. The wait is over, people! Coming Thursday, February 19, we’ll be getting ten brand new episodes for Season Three. Finally, right?

So much has happened since season two. Ragnar, played by Travis Fimmel, is officially king after the well thought out murder of King Horik occurred during the season finale. Lagertha played by Katheryn Winnick is earl while their son Bjorn, played by Alexander Ludwig, grew up right before Ragnar and Lagertha’s eyes as he developed a new love interest. Meanwhile, Ragnar’s brother played by Clive Standen continued to struggle being in his brother’s shadow but still remained faithful to Ragnar’s needs. In the new season, we’ll see how Ragnar handles his new title while continuing to satisfy his needs to search for more outside of Kattegat. We’re guaranteed to see the beautiful city of Paris, well, before the well known monuments were put in place. Oh, and of course, there’ll be fierce fights between the Vikings and new enemies.

There will be four new characters added to the mix including: Kalf (Ben Robson), Lagertha’s second in command; Harbard (Kevin Durand), a wanderer who appears while Ragnar and his men are off raiding across the sea; Emperor Charles of France (Lothaire Bluteau), a powerful man who believes battling Vikings is a good thing; and Princess Gisla (Morgane Polanski), daughter of Emporer Charles. I’m curious to see who has a hidden agenda and ends up stirring up trouble for everyone because come on, what’s Vikings without hidden alliances and troubled relationships?

So far, three teasers have been released and nothing else. I’m sure as we get closer to February more will be released but until then, we can replay these five second promos over-and-over again.

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Travis Fimmel and Clive Standen for VIKINGS (Image Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for A+E Networks)

VIDEO: An Interview with ‘Vikings’ Stars Travis Fimmel and Clive Standen at SDCC

Travis Fimmel and Clive Standen for VIKINGS (Image Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for A+E Networks)

Travis Fimmel and Clive Standen for VIKINGS (Image Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for A+E Networks)

Some see Ragnar and Rolo Lothbrok, played by the talented Travis Fimmel and Clive Standen, as two unstoppable badass brothers and warriors on the History Channel’s hit series Vikings. Others see them as two of the most gorgeous brothers to hit either the big or small screen. Whatever way you look at, these viking men have proven they’re worth paying attention to. The Daily Quirk recently sat down Fimmel and Standen at the San Diego Comic-Con and they filled us in on everything you could possibly want to know about the barbaric dreamboats. The two actors chatted excitedly about the third season’s upcoming raid on Paris, praised series writer Michael Hirst and let us in on the practical jokes that often take place on set. Watch the interview below to find out more on what it’s like to portray characters as challenging as the vikings! Continue reading

Michael Hirst for VIKINGS (Image Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for A+E Networks)

VIDEO: An Interview with ‘Vikings’ Creator Michael Hirst at SDCC

 

Michael Hirst for VIKINGS (Image Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for A+E Networks)

Michael Hirst for VIKINGS (Image Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for A+E Networks)

Yes, Vikings is chuck full of action shots, amazing scenery and beautiful people, but these aren’t the only factors that contribute to the show’s large and growing fan base. What keeps these elements new and exciting is the incredible story line based on real figures in history. The Daily Quirk was able to catch up with series creator Michael Hirst at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con and pick his brain about the upcoming storyline for the highly anticipated third season. Check out the interview below for more on the upcoming attack on Paris, an inside explanation on the surprisingly emotional vikings and what about the fans from last year’s convention delightfully surprised Hirst. The writer playfully boasted that he was “very clever when he chose Ragnar as a lead character” and we couldn’t agree more! Continue reading

Katheryn Winnick and Alexander Ludwig for VIKINGS (Image Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for A+E Networks)

VIDEO: An Interview with ‘Vikings’ Stars Katheryn Winnick and Alexander Ludwig at SDCC

Katheryn Winnick and Alexander Ludwig for VIKINGS (Image Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for A+E Networks)

Katheryn Winnick and Alexander Ludwig for VIKINGS (Image Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for A+E Networks)

While the characters of Bjorn and Lagertha are fan favorites on the History Channel’s Vikings, the actors who portray them, Alexander Ludwig and Katheryn Winnick, prove to be as equally entertaining in real life. The Daily Quirk had the good fortune to sit down with the two at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con and gained some major insight into their characters. It’s clear that playing such a dynamic mother and son duo has brought the two actors close together. Both had lots to say on the transformation of their characters and the influential power they’ll be gaining as the series progresses. When asked about the future of Lagertha and Ragnar, Winnick was quick to be coy. Check out the interview below for Ludwig and Winnick’s praise of the cast and crew, Michael Hirst’s outstanding ability as a writer, their pride in what the show has done for the History Channel as a whole and more! Continue reading