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    12 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About The Show "Vikings"

    It's A LOT more epic than horned-helmets.

    1. To start, Vikings is an Irish-Canadian co-production.

    2. The show started as a nine-part mini-series.

    3. Ragnar Lothbrok is (probably) based on a real person.

    4. The show is almost entirely filmed in Ireland.

    5. Writer and creator Michael Hirst was interested in showing a different side to Vikings.

    6. Actor Katheryn Winnick, who plays Lagertha, is a skilled martial artist.

    7. Four dead languages were resurrected on the show.

    8. As far as research for the show, source material is a bit scarce.

    9. The character Rollo is based on a real Viking.

    10. The character Floki is played by Alexander Skarsgård's brother, Gustaf Skarsgård!

    11. They *actually* hauled a real ship over a cliff.

    12. And finally, the storylines and representation of women characters, and their freedoms, are historically accurate.