‘Glee’s’ Jessalyn Gilsig to Co-Star in History Channel’s ‘Vikings’ Drama …
Glee‘s Jessalyn Gilsig has boarded History Channel’s Viking ship.
The actress, who played Will Schuester’s manipulative ex-wife on a Fox low-pitched drama, has boarded a network’s initial scripted drama, Vikings, personification Gabriel Byrne’s spouse, The Hollywood Reporter has schooled exclusively.
The series, described as a demeanour during Viking enlightenment from within as good as an journey and family saga, has also combined Travis Fimmel (The Beast), Gustaf Skarsgard (The Way Back), Clive Standen (Camelot) and Katheryn Winnick (Bones) to a cast.
The scripted drama, that is being created by The Tudors‘ Michael Hirst, revolves around a Norsemen who raided, traded and explored during Gothic times and follows a adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok as he rises to turn aristocrat of a Viking tribes.
Byrne (In Treatment) will play Earl Haraldson, a former soldier and a many critical ruler in Ragnar’s district who clashes with a king. Gilsig (Nip/Tuck) will play his puzzling wife, Siggy, who might not be totally constant to her husband.
Fimmel (Baytown Outlaws) will star as Ragnar, a initial good Viking personality who is undone by a unadventurous policies of his internal chieftan, Earl.
Skarsgard, hermit to True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard and son of Stellan Skarsgard, will play Floki, a tighten crony of Ragnar’s who’s described as being an individualist jokester though artistic boat-builder. The impression is formed partly on a Norse god, Loki.
Standen will play Rollo, Ragnar’s extreme and vicious cousin who was one of his closest friends and concerned in his early raids though became sceptical of a new leader’s celebrity and success.
Winnick will play Lagertha, Ragnar’s initial mother who frequently fights alongside her husband.
Additionally, Johan Renck (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead) and Ken Girotti (Rescue Me) have been tapped to approach mixed episodes of a series, an Irish/Canadian co-production being filmed in Ireland.
Fimmel repped by Paradigm, Management 360 and Sloan Offer. Winnick is with Gersh, Alchemy Entertainment and Jeff Bernstein. Standen is with Gersh and Independent Talent Group. Gilsig is repped by Paradigm, Untitled Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham.
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