In a logically consistent move, The History Channel, which in recent years has moved away from reality-based history programs toward fiction-based reality shows, is set to add its first reality-based fiction series -- a 10-episode epic drama entitled Vikings.
Created by Tudors and Camelot showrunner Michael Hirst and produced by MGM TV, Vikings is expected to premiere in 2013 and will follow the misadventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the legendary Norse hero of Viking Age sagas.
History said in a statement that Vikings, much like Spartacus, will feature "imaginatively choreographed battles that emphasize individual points of view, strategies and ruses rather than mindless, graphic slaughter."
That's too bad. But I might still watch.
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