03/25/2014 02:48 EDT | Updated 03/25/2014 02:59 EDT

'Vikings' Renewed: History Promises Season 3 Of Action Series


Things are about to ... continue to be bloody over on History, "Vikings"-style.

History has announced that it has picked up a 10-episode Season 3 of "Vikings." The renewal comes just four episodes into Season 2. Only six new episodes remain in the sophomore season, which airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The season finale is scheduled for Thursday, May 1.

“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, Content, 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" Season 1 was the No.1 specialty drama of 2013, and earned seven Canadian Screen Award nominations. Season 2 is currently the #1 Canadian specialty program.

Production on Season 3 will begin this summer, and "Vikings" is set to air in 2015.

"Vikings" centres on Ragnar (Travis Fimmel), a restless young warrior and family man who longs to find and conquer new lands across the sea and claim the spoils as his own. Now that he is an Earl, with more power than ever before, his desire to sail west and explore new kingdoms remains unquenchable. New to the cast of "Vikings" are Canadian Alexander Ludwig ("The Hunger Games") as Bjorn, the intelligent and bold warrior son of Ragnar Lothbrok, and Linus Roache ("Law & Order") as Ecbert, King of Wessex, a man of strength, knowledge and undisguised ambition.

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