TORONTO — One of the worst-kept secrets in Canadian television was confirmed Tuesday when History announced it has renewed the drama series Vikings.
The specialty channel (owned by Shaw Media, parent company of Global News) said it has ordered 10 episodes for Season 3 in 2015.
News that the popular series had been renewed actually came last month when cast member Alexander Ludwig, promoting Season 2, let it slip he was heading to Ireland in June to start work on another season.
Six episodes remain in the Vikings sophomore season, which wraps up on May 1.
Vikings, which stars Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick and Jessalyn Gilsig, is a Canada-Ireland co-production (in association with Shaw Media).
The show had seven nominations at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards.
“With top Canadian talent both in front of and behind the camera, it’s gratifying that Vikings has become must-see television for Canadian audiences,” said Barbara Williams, senior vice president of content at Shaw Media.
“We can’t wait to bring viewers a third season, and to give this first-class creative team the opportunity to further explore the richly drawn characters and complex relationships that remain at the heart of the series.”
Vikings airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on History.
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