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'Vikings' Renewed For Season 4

History has renewed its historical drama "Vikings" for a fourth season.

Inspired by the stories of the legendary Norse ruler Ragnar Lothbrok (played by Travis Fimmel), is both a Dark Age action-adventure and a gripping family drama.

In its third season, which concludes April 23, "Vikings" has averaged 4.3 million total viewers -- with  million adults 18-49 -- in n Live+3 ratings.

“'Vikings' has raided the hearts of both audiences and critics, establishing itself as one of the most compelling, visually stunning dramas on television,” History General Manager Dirk Hoogstra said in a statement. “We are so proud of our immensely talented cast and crew led by Michael Hirst, whose intriguing storylines and pivotal arcs have the perfect balance of scope, smarts and bloodshed to keep our loyal fans watching and wanting more.”

Production on Season 4 begins this spring in Ireland. Also starring Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen and Alexander Ludwig, "Vikings" airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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