Interviews | Posted by TV Time Machine 30.03.13
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Official Launch Party For ShowTime's "The Tudors - Season 3"Vikings Creator and Executive Producer Michael Hirst is interviewed by TV Time Machine host Jim Benson about his extraordinary TV drama, airing on The History Channel.

In this journey of the TV Time Machine, we ask you travel with us into a medieval past, as we explore The History Channel’s historical drama, Vikings. In this edition of our program, we are proud to welcome creator and Executive Producer of Vikings, Michael Hirst. Mr. Hirst’s Emmy-Award-winning work includes creating and producing The Tudors, The mini-series Camelot, and executive producer of The Borgias.

In this audio segment, Michael Hirst helps us explore virtually every aspect of this remarkable series, as we delve into the medieval world of adventurously violent Vikings. Again, for those of you intrepid enough to head west, feel free to raid, trade and pillage, as we slip from the restraints of the present, and sail off into an undiscovered country of the past!

Listen to the Interview Below

Michael Hirst Vikings audio interview

In this segment, host Jim Benson and Vikings creator and Executive Producer Michael Hirst talk about the genesis of this History Channel drama, and his personal inspiration for the creation of Vikings. Mr. Hirst also discusses the casting of his series and why he chose Travis Fimmel over dozens of candidates for the role of Ragnar Lodbrok. Our creator/producer also talks about the history of the real Ragnar, and why, in many respects, the real-life historical vikings have been given a bum rap. Finally, Michael Hirst talks about the remarkable Gabriel Byrne and his character Earl Haraldson, what secrets may lie beneath his personage, and why he believes that now is the time for all things Vikings.

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