History Channel has gone ahead and renewed it’s most successful show in years as there series Vikings has been picked up for a third season by the network. The only scripted show the channel has ever embarked on is hitting it off with audiences and has garnered a significant following.
While it’s not Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad, the show is popular enough with its fans to warrant a third season from History.
History has renewed its first (and only for now) original scripted series Vikings for a third season. Four episodes into its 10-episode second-season run, Vikings has received a 10-episode third-season order to begin production in the summer for a 2015 premiere.
While some took offense to the fact that an educational channel got into the scripted television game, the series is a hit both historical and as a work of fiction. It hasn’t cracked the highest critical acclaim it can yet, as Emmy Awards are not pouring in, but it’s still impressive that History Channel has found a hit.
In this world where Netflix is dominating and HBO is king of television, you’d think a network like History would be the last to succeed. While it was late to the party, Vikings has ensured that History is at least inside the building and on the dance floor.