The History Channel television series Vikings is now accepting submissions for child and teen actors. The television series follows Viking Ragnar Lothbrok and the brutal and mysterious world in which he lives. He is a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore and raid the distant shores across the ocean. The show begins in first season, with his ambition putting him at odds with local chieftain Earl Haraldson, who insists on sending his raiders to the impoverished east rather than the uncharted west. When Ragnar teams up with his boat builder friend Floki to craft a new generation of intrepid ships capable of conquering the rough northern seas, the stage is set for conflict.
The show is not just about war and bloodshed, the show is also a story of family and brotherhood that captures the love and affection between Ragnar and his wife who is a respected warrior in her own right. It is the tale of Ragnar’s brother Rollo, a fierce fighter who simmers with jealously; of Earl Haraldson’s wife Siggy, a dutiful beauty who may be less than loyal; and of the monk Athelstan, whose Christian morals clash with the Vikings’ pagan society. As ambition and innovation rattle a civilization, these characters will be put to the test and their way of life will never be the same again. [History]
Because the casting directors expect a large turn-out at the in-person auditions, they are not seeing anyone under the age of 16 years old. They will be accepting mail-in submissions for the kdis and teens. The extras casting directors are accepting submissions from males and females ages 16 and under who are local to Ireland.
If you would like to submit your child for the show, you should download the casting application form at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_xDTNCgbcURUDBla2E4Z1JKQUU/view You should attach a clear and current photo and mail it to the extras casting department by postal mail only, with parental consent. Submissions should be mailed to Extras Department “Vikings 5” VK FIVE PRODUCTIONS DAC, Ashford Film Studios, Ballyhenry, Ashford, Co. Wicklow (040478758/48). The address can also be found at the top of the application form. The applications must be sent in using postal mail, they are not accepting emailed submissions.