History Channel

For those fans of Starz’s Spartacus, who are dreading the end of the series and looking for something to replace it, might want to tune into the 10PM, March 3rd premiere of the History Channel‘s new series Vikings. It’s the History Channel’s first foray into the world of original scripted series.

The show’s first season is set for nine, hour long episodes and is described by the History Channel as:

Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar’s band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods, legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.

Micheal Hirst is the creative force behind Vikings, you might have seen his work on The Tudors, Camelot, and he wrote the Oscar winning Elizabeth. The show opening sequence has a stylized, Mad Men feel to it and the music of Fever Ray: If I had a Heart is a great addition to the overall style.

The cast includes Travis Fimmel (The Beast, Baytown Outlaws), Jessalyn Gilsig (Glee, Heroes, CSI: NY), Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects, Miller’s Crossing), George Blagden (Wrath of the Titans, Les’ Miserables), Gustaf Skarsgard (The Way Back), Clive Standen (Camelot, Robin Hood), and Katheryn Winnick (Stand Up Guys).

Check out the videos below and let us know if you’ll be tuning in March 3rd. I’ll be taking a look at the series. I need something to fill the void while I wait on Sons of Anarchy to return.

Via: Deadline

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Stan “The Man” Lee creator of the greatest superheroes of our time, Spider-Man, Daredevil, The Hulk, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men and so on knows a thing or two about folks with special abilities. An expert on the fantastic, wouldn’t you say? With that being the case it appears reality has finally caught up to his marvelous (<– haha see what I did there?) fantasies. According to THR, Stan Lee will be seeking out and exposing real life people with superhero like abilities for his new TV series for the History Channel called “Stan Lee’s Superhumans”. This is not to be confused with “Who Wants to Be a Superhero“. Which was a reality series that offered comic fanatics the chance to immortalize their own super character creation into a comic book. Nope. Stan is tired of that (which is a shame because that show rocked). His latest venture will actually be similar to the show Superhuman on the Science Channel. A show that looks at the remarkable abilities of those that are genetically diffrent. Kinda like X-Men but in real life.

Just so you know, there are in fact crazy ass things some people can do. There are folks than can drain electricity from everyday batteries, to full on buildings. Magnet men that are able to attract metal objects. Blind folks that use echo location like Daredevil. Stan Lee looks to show us these mutant like powers and prove that superheroes are indeed among us.

“Stan Lee’s Superhumans” is scheduled to air during The History Channel’s third quarter. It will also be co-hosted by Daniel Browning Smith, who’s also known as the world’s most flexible man.