And very excited we are about it too – it’s the first time we’ve been able to bring you an original TV series BEFORE it’s been shown anywhere else on UK telly.
From May 24, exclusively on Amazon’s LOVEFiLM, you can stream the entire first season of VIKINGS.
VIKINGS is the epic saga of Ragnar Lothbrook (Travis Fimmel) – farmer, father, husband and fearsome warrior – who finds himself at odds with local chieftain Earl Haraldson (Gabriel Byrne).
Haraldson insists on sending his raiders east, but pickings there are slim. Ragnar longs to take a new ship that can conquer the northern seas, and strike west… Britain won’t know what hit it.
LOVEFiLM Instant members will be able to feast on the entire first season of this Norse action-drama, in full HD, from May 24.
VIKINGS creator/writer Michael Hirst knows a thing or two about stunning historical story-telling – he wrote the Oscar-winning Elizabeth, starring Cate Blanchett, and created the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated series The Tudors.
And, just to repeat, this tale of siege and invasion, brotherhood and honour, blood and fury is exclusive to us.
Chris Bird, our Director of Film Strategy, describes VIKINGS as “an incredibly exciting landmark in our history.” He means our LOVEFiLM history, of course, not Britain’s. Though it was that too. If perhaps a little less positive and entertaining for the average Brit of the late 700s.
“We are serious about securing the best film and TV entertainment for our members and this demonstrates how content creators view LOVEFiLM as an effective broadcasting medium for their high-quality and premium entertainment.”
Thanks Chris – all boxes nicely ticked there.
We’re very proud to bring you this bloody, action-packed, character-driven saga.
The Vikings are coming on May 24 – at our signal, unleash Valhalla!
Darren Bignell, Senior Communications Manager