By Alison Willmore | Indiewire December 20, 2013 at 3:40PM
"Vikings," the period drama about Norse warriors Ragnar (Travis Fimmel), Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), Rollo (Clive Standen) and their domestic entanglements, political manipulations and violent warfare, will return in February. History announced today that the second season of the show, their first original scripted series, will premiere on Thursday, February 27 at 10pm.
"Vikings" was created, written and executive produced by Michael Hirst, of "Elizabeth" and "The Tudors," and turned out to be a big hit for History, who as a channel has been scoring with its initial scripted ventures, like miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys" and "The Bible." Season two of the series will find Ragnar a powerful Earl allied with King Horrik (Donal Logue), though with this rise to power come crises of faith and of relationships, one that threaten Ragnar's marriage to Lagertha.
Alexander Ludwig ("The Hunger Games") and Linus Roache ("Law & Order") are new to the cast in 2014. "Vikings" is an Irish/Canadian co-production.
Take a look at the teaser for season two below.