History orders ‘Vikings,’ the network’s first scripted drama series





Showtime has its Borgias and its Tudors, Starz has its Thracian slaves of the ancient Roman Republic, HBO its seven kingdoms of Westeros, AMC its zombies in Atlanta — and now History has its Vikings!

The network announced Tuesday that it had made a full first-season commitment for its first scripted drama series ever — about Norse warriors — to debut in ’13.

History says that it’s ordered “Vikings” because though “they were the fiercest adventurers of all time,” their story has “never been told.”...



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