Season 3 of Vikings premiered on February 19, 2015 on History in Canada and in the United States and concluded on April 23, 2015, consisting of 10 episodes. Below is a brief review of what happened in the third season of Vikings.
The new 10-episode season begins with Ragnar as King and follows the great responsibility that now rests on the shoulders of the former farmer.
With the promise of new land from the English, Ragnar leads his people to an uncertain fate on the shores of Wessex. King Ecbert has made many promises and it remains to be seen if he will keep them. But ever the restless wanderer, Ragnar is searching for something more... and he finds it in the mythical city of Paris. 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 gripping family saga of Ragnar, Rollo, Lagertha and Bjorn continues as alliances and loyal friendships are questioned, faith is catechized and relationships are strained. Vikings tells the extraordinary tales of the lives and epic adventures of these warriors and portrays life in the Dark Ages, a world ruled by raiders and explorers, through the eyes of Viking society.
Season 3 was officially ordered on March 25, 2014, four episodes into the show's second season run. Production began in the summer of 2014.
- Travis Fimmel as King Ragnar Lothbrok (10 episodes)
- Katheryn Winnick as Lagertha/Earl Ingstad (10 episodes)
- Clive Standen as Rollo (10 episodes)
- Jessalyn Gilsig as Siggy (5 episodes)
- Gustaf Skarsgård as Floki (10 episodes)
- George Blagden as Athelstan (7 episodes)
- Alexander Ludwig as Bjorn (10 episodes)
- Alyssa Sutherland as Queen Aslaug (9 episodes)
- Ben Robson as Earl Kalf (9 episodes)
- Kevin Durand as Harbard (3 episodes)
- Lothaire Bluteau as Emperor Charles (4 episodes)
- Linus Roache as King Ecbert (8 episodes)
- Maude Hirst as Helga (10 episodes)
- Moe Dunford as Prince Aethelwulf (8 episodes)
- Gaia Weiss as Þórunn (8 episodes)
- Jennie Jacques as Princess Judith (8 episodes)
- Amy Bailey as Princess/Queen Kwenthrith (5 episodes)
- John Kavanagh as The Seer (5 episodes)
- Owen Roe as Count Odo (4 episodes)
- Morgane Polanski as Princess Gisla (4 episodes)
- Jefferson Hall as Torstein (3 episodes)
- Ivan Kaye as King Aelle ("Scarred")
- Morgan O'Sullivan: executive producer.
- Sheila Hockin: executive producer.
- Sherry Marsh: executive producer.
- Alan Gasmer: executive producer.
- James Flynn: executive producer.
- John Weber: executive producer.
- Michael Hirst: creator/writer/executive producer.
- Keith Thompson: producer.
- Steve Wakefield: producer.
- Bill Goddard: co-producer.
- Séamus McInerney: co-producer.
- Pj Dillon: director of photography.
- Mark Geraghty: production designer.
- Aaron Marshall: editor (episodes 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9).
- Tad Seaborn: editor (episodes 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10).
- Trevor Morris: composer.
- Julian Parry: visual effects supervisor.
- Dominic Remane: visual effects supervisor.
- Joan Bergin: costume designer.
- Frank Moiselle: casting director.
- Nuala Moiselle: casting director.
- Ken Girotti: episodes 1, 2, 9 and 10.
- Jeff Woolnough: episodes 3 and 4.
- Helen Shaver: episodes 5 and 6.
- Kelly Makin: episodes 7 and 8.
- See also: Episodes
|3.01||30||Mercenary||February 19, 2015|
|Ragnar and Lagertha's fleets depart Kattegat once more for Wessex but this time they bring settlers. King Ecbert hosts the Vikings and proposes a deal. Despite the misgivings of some of the other leaders, Ragnar leads his forces into battle once more, but this time as allies of Wessex.|
|3.02||31||The Wanderer||February 26, 2015|
|Lagertha and Athelstan help to establish the Viking settlement in Wessex. A mysterious wanderer arrives in Kattegat.|
|3.03||32||Warrior's Fate||March 5, 2015|
|King Ecbert visits the developing Viking settlement as the first harvest is sown and rebuffs criticism from his leading nobles.|
|3.04||33||Scarred||March 12, 2015|
|The victorious Wessex/Viking forces return to Wessex, but there is rancour in the Viking camp.|
|3.05||34||The Usurper||March 19, 2015|
|The fleet returns to Kattegat to find tragic circumstances await. Lagertha learns that her Earldom has been usurped and convinces Ragnar to travel to Hederby with her in an effort to reclaim her title. Ragnar causes great surprise when he announces the next raid. The Seer has interesting prophecies for Rollo.|
|3.06||35||Born Again||March 26, 2015|
|Preparations for the Paris raid pick up pace. Porunn and Judith both deliver children, and with new life there is also death. Athelstan tells Ragnar of his re-connection to his Christian faith. Floki interprets a sign from the gods that a sacrifice should be made.|
|3.07||36||Paris||April 2, 2015|
|The appearance of the Viking fleet causes panic among the population of Paris.|
|3.08||37||To the Gates!||April 9, 2015|
|The Viking army embarks and Paris goes into lockdown as the army prepares the defense, overseen by Odo. The Vikings are determined to make it through the gates of Paris and will stop at nothing to succeed.|
|3.09||38||Breaking Point||April 16, 2015|
|The Vikings goes out for a second assault on Paris. Recognizing the desperate state of affairs. Emperor Charles must make a difficult desicion. In Wessex, Judith is compelled to make a difficult decision of her own.|
|3.10||39||The Dead||April 23, 2015|
|With one last chance to take Paris, Ragnar and his Vikings troops take a daring chance. Ragnar asks Bjorn for a favor that could change the course of Viking history.|