Vikings is a forthcoming historical fiction television series filmed in Ireland, created by Michael Hirst and produced for the American cable television channel History. The series is loosely based upon the reign of Viking King Ragnar Lothbrok. The show tells the tale of the epic and violent world of the mighty Norsemen who raided, traded and explored during medieval times. It follows the exploits of historical figure, Ragnar Lothbrok, and the gripping sagas of Ragnar's Viking crew and his family as he struggles to become king of both Denmark and a large part of modern day Sweden. Earl Haraldson is the main advisary. A man of little vision, he suspects Ragnar's ambitions and goes head to head with him in a struggle for supremacy and glory. Once a mighty swordsman, the Earl, a mighty...'