Amazon’s LOVEFiLM to broadcast second season of ‘Vikings’

Amazon’s LOVEFiLM and MGM Television has announced that the highly anticipated second season of last year’s critically-acclaimed Norse epic “Vikings” will air exclusively on LOVEFiLM in the UK.

Premiering on 28th February 2014, each new weekly installment in the 10 episode series will be available to stream the day after it broadcasts in the U.S. in full high definition, allowing LOVEFiLM members to keep up with the Viking horde as the season progresses.

Starring Travis Fimmel (star of the upcoming film “Warcraft”), Katheryn Winnick (“Love and Other Drugs”, “Bones”) and Clive Standen (“Hammer of the Gods”, “Camelot”), “Vikings” season two sees the notorious Norse warrior Ragnar Lothbrok (Fimmel) use his new position as Earl to continue to plunder, pillage and explore new kingdoms with his band of fearless warriors.

Now allied with Donal Logue’s (“Sons of Anarchy”, “Grounded for Life”) King Horrik, Ragnar is more powerful than ever. However, this newfound power comes at great cost ­ the betrayal of his vicious brother Rollo (Standen), the deterioration of his marriage to the fearless shield­maiden Lagertha (Winnick), and the scorn of his bold warrior son, Bjorn, played by newcomer Alexander Ludwig (“The Hunger Games”).

Created and written once again by Michael Hirst ­ one of the premier historical story-tellers in the industry (Academy-Award winning film ‘Elizabeth’ and the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated series ‘The Tudors’) ­ ‘Vikings’ season two is a tale of faith, power and relationships in which plots are hatched, scores are settled and blood is spilled.

Chris Bird, Director, Film Strategy at LOVEFiLM, said: “‘Vikings’ has been a huge hit with our members and received incredible feedback, so we¹re thrilled to start 2014 with a bang by bringing the horde back to British screens in the eagerly anticipated second season. With Michael Hirst at the helm the ‘Vikings’ storyline contains something for everyone ­ love, conflict, revenge, adventure and of course epic battle scenes worthy of Viking folklore.”

Chris Ottinger, President International Television Distribution & Acquisitions, MGM adds: “MGM is thrilled about ‘Vikings’ global success, with the series viewed in almost every market in the world. It is truly gratifying that audiences around the globe connected deeply with the incredible performances and storytelling from this stellar cast of talented artists. We are excited to further our relationship with LOVEFiLM to bring the highly-anticipated second season of Vikings to their subscribers in 2014, and offering the opportunity to stream the latest episodes within 24 hours of the U.S. airdate, watching every epic battle in high-definition.”

‘Vikings’ season two will premiere exclusively on LOVEFiLM in the UK on 28th February 2014. All nine episodes from season one are available to stream today exclusively on LOVEFiLM for as little as £5.99 a month.

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