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Vikings set to invade Lovefilm again

Lovefilm has picked up the UK rights to stream the second series of historical epic drama Vikings from MGM Television.

The show will air exclusively on the on-demand platform, premiering on February 28. Each new weekly installment in the 10 episode series will be available to stream the day after it broadcasts in the US in full high definition.

With stars Travis Fimmel (star of the upcoming film Warcraft), Katheryn Winnick (Love and Other Drugs, Bones) and Clive Standen (Hammer of the Gods, Camelot), Vikings season two sees the notorious Norse warrior Ragnar Lothbrok (Fimmel) use his new position as Earl to continue to plunder, pillage and explore new kingdoms with his band of fearless warriors.

“Vikings has been a huge hit with our members and received incredible feedback, so we’re thrilled to start 2014 with a bang by bringing the horde back to British screens in the eagerly anticipated second season,” said Chris Bird, director of film strategy at Lovefilm.

“With Michael Hirst at the helm the Vikings storyline contains something for everyone – love, conflict, revenge, adventure and of course epic battle scenes worthy of Viking folklore.”

Now allied with King Horrik (Donal Logue), Ragnar is more powerful than ever. However, this new-found power comes at great cost – the betrayal of his vicious brother Rollo (Standen), the deterioration of his marriage to the fearless shield-maiden Lagertha (Winnick), and the scorn of his bold warrior son, Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig).

The deal comes after Lovefilm picked up rights to stream the first season of nine episodes, all currently available on Lovefilm.

Image: MGM Television

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