The wait is almost over! After months of sitting on the edges of our seats the hit History Channel series will finally be airing its Season 3 premiere on Thursday, Feb. 19. And we have to admit, we’re pretty excited to see what Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) will be up to now that he’s sporting the title of Denmark’s newest king.
But from the looks of the promo video for episode 1, “Mercenary,” it seems as though Ragnar will be kicking off his reign on a rather bloody note. “Tomorrow we attack Paris!” the farm-turned-warrior shouts to the weapon-wielding Nordics in the trailer.
The summary for episode 1 teases that the “restless wanderer” will head to the “mythical city of Paris” to explore. But will Ragnar’s curiosity get the best of him? “Rumored to be impenetrable to outside forces, Ragnar and his band of Norsemen must come together to break down its walls and cement the Vikings legend in history,” the synopsis states.
According to showrunner Michael Hirst, the attack on Paris is going to be a continuous plotline in Season 3 of the series.
"This isn't a storyline that's going to go away in a couple episodes," Hirst explained to Zap2It. "It's a storyline that's going right through the end of Season 3, into Season 4, and it has huge impact on several of our leading characters."
Could the “impact” Hirst mentioned be a reference to the possible demise of a main character? In the newest promo video for Season 3 of “Vikings,” fans can see Ragnar taking a brutal blow to the stomach as a sharpened spear pierces him, leaving a bloody trail. Does that mean fans should anticipate the death of the soil-loving king? Well, considering the series has followed the legend of Ragnar rather closely, we think it’s safe to rule that theory out.
However, we do know that Ragnar would be willing to die on the battlefield if need be. “We fight,” he says to Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) in the promo video for the new season. “That is how we win, that is how we die.”
“Vikings” will air its Season 3 premiere on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 10 p.m. EST on the History Channel.