Play Now Vikings Season 1 Episode 4 “Trial”
The Vikings raid the Northumbrian village of Hexham with little bloodshed, as the villagers are gathered for Mass. During the raid, Lagertha kills Knut when he tries to rape her. Back on the beach, the raiders defeat a superior Northumbrian force under Lord Wigea, sent by King Aelle, and return to Kattegat. There, Earl Haraldson has Ragnar, who claims to have killed Knut, arrested and tried at the Thing assembly. The Earl’s ploy to bribe Rollo to testify against Ragnar fails, and Ragnar is acquitted. As the raiders celebrate with Athelstan and Ragnar’s children, they are assaulted by armed men. Although Ragnar’s followers prevail, his companion Erik is killed.
The Vikings head back to England to see what other treasures this new world has to offer. This go round Ragnar and his crew sail out with Earl Haraldson’s permission.
Creators: Michael Hirst
Director: Johan Renck
Star Cast: Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig, Gustaf Skarsgård, Jessalyn Gilsig, Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Gabriel Byrne, George Blagden, Donal Logue, Alyssa Sutherland
Producer (s): Keith Thompson, Steve Wakefield
Cinematographer: John S. Bartley
Music: Trevor Morris
Production House: World 2000 Entertainment, Take 5 Productions, Shaw Media, Corus Entertainment, MGM Television, History Channel, Screen Ireland
Original network / Official Sites: History Channel
Release Year: 24 March 2013 (USA)
Runtime: 45 min
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Language: French, Arabic, Greek, Ancient, English, Old English, Norse, Latin