History's ‘Vikings’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date

History's 'Vikings' Gets Season 2 Premiere Date

Second season to feature new castmembers Linus Roache and Alexander Ludwig

History's drama “Vikings” will return for its 10-episode second season Feb. 27 at 10 p.m., the network said Friday.

The first season of the drama, which follows restless young warrior and family man Ragnar, was cable's top new series of the year with an average 4.3 million total viewers, 1.8 million of them in the advertiser-cherished 18-49 demographic.

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The second season of the series will find Ragnar (played by Travis Fimmel), who's become an earl who's allied with King Horik, dealing with various struggles stemming from his newfound power.

“[T]here's a heavy price to pay for Ragnar's ascent to greatness,” the network said of the upcoming season. “Season two brings crises of faith, of power, of relationships. Brothers rise up against one another. Loyalties shift from friend to foe, and unlikely alliances are formed in the name of supremacy.”

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The second season will include new cast members Alexander Ludwig (“The Hunger Games”) and Linus Roache (“Law & Order”).