It’s shirts vs. skins on the season two premiere of History’s hit series, “Vikings” — and the two warring factions are definitely out for blood.
In the new teaser clips from the first episode, brothers Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) and Rollo (Clive Standen) Lothbrok finally come to blows in their struggle for control over the viking clan.
Last season saw Ragnar follow his gut to sail west, where he found an unspoiled land of riches to plunder in Britain. As Ragnar ascended to power, though, brother Rollo shifted loyalties and rose up against him.
“Vikings” hit the ratings motherlode for History in its first season. The Norse tale was cable’s top new series of the year with an average 4.3 million total viewers, 1.8 million in the key 18-49 demographic.
The 10-episode second season of “Vikings” starts Thursday, Feb. 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on History.
Watch the battle lines get drawn in the clip above, and see Floki square off against Rollo and one of his soldiers here: