The Irish-Canadian co-production marks the studio’s first original TV programming after emerging from bankruptcy last year.
MGM is teaming with Camelot and The Tudors duo Michael Hirst and Morgan O’Sullivan on a 10-episode drama series, Vikings.
The project, which MGM will distribute in the U.S. and abroad, will revolve around the Scandinavian warriors. The series is the brainchild of Hirst, who co-created Starz’s Camelot and created Showtime’s The Tudors.
Hirst will likely be the predominant writer on the series, which will follow the Vikings’ exploits from the late 8th to mid-11th century and revolve around Viking hero Ragnar Lodbrok.
Hirst will executive produce with O’Sullivan and producers/managers Sherry Marsh and Alan Gasmer. Production is scheduled to start next year at O’Sullivan’s new studio facility in Ireland.
Vikings will be an Irish-Canadian co-production with MGM financing the cost outside of Canada and Ireland.
The project marks the first original TV program after MGM’s emergence from bankruptcy last year.
Well, anyone who’s been reading this blog for any length of time, or who knows me personally, should know that this would catch my eye. I loved The Tudors, and I love the Norse. I’m looking forward to it already! From the Hollywood Reporter: