The author of the already legendary Viking series, Michael Hirst, for six seasons kept millions of fans around the world on the edge of their seats to learn about the adventures and battles of the Viking leader Regner Lothbrock. He, however, acknowledged that he had come to a decision other than that which appeared on the table.
March 24, 2023 11:09 am
The Vikings series was originally written by Michael Hirst for the History Channel, as the first proposition in which the chain ventured 100% into fiction, and which turned out to be so popular that it lasted for six seasons, each more successful than the previous one. one
Starring Australian actor Travis Fimmel in the role of the legendary hero of the Viking annals, Ragnar Lothbrock, Vikings quickly established itself as one of the most watchable series in the world, not only leading the way, but also rising to star status. The main one is the case of Katheryn Winnicki, who got into the skin of Laghertha or Alexander Ludwig, who was Björn’s eldest son.
But besides these three actors, the main cast of the Vikings series completes it: Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith), Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø), Sigurd (David Lindstron), Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen) and Alyssa Sutherland, the princess of Aslaug. The mother of Regner’s last children. And we remember that, after Regner’s fatal death almost at the end of the fourth season, his own children, who were produced in the Viking saga.
Set between the 9th and 10th centuries of our Christian era, Viking begins when Regnerus is still a simple peasant from the poetic city of Kattegatt, in Norway, but with a big dream: to travel by sea to England, the land from which he came. silver and gold to be very rich, and to represent booty for himself and his people. Later, however, he changes his purpose in England from plunder to the establishment of colonies in that territory, which will bring the hatred of the kings of the region, which will be the place of his final rest.
The alternate ending that Michael Hirst dreamed of for Vikings
As the series progressed, especially after the death of Regner, Michael Hirst focused the story on the children of Regner, so the story of Ragnar’s sons became a revenge for the murder in England, but also in various countries and continents, their subsequent conquests were released even further, such as Spain or Africa.
When he was writing the story of Regner’s heir, Michael Hirst was also imagining his own end, because even though he wanted to be the writer and creator of Vikings, he wasn’t the one who was remembered in the end.
“Hungry, the desperate sons of Regner in the ship, to see the field leaping in the distance. At that moment the label on the screen: America”.