2007 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Gabriel Byrne arrives at Roy Thomson Hall for the world premiere of "Emotional Arithmetic" on closing night of the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on September 15, 2007. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)
UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 12, 2013.
America's History network said Friday it has renewed "Vikings," its first scripted drama series, for a 10-episode second season.
Some 8.3 million viewers tuned in for two U.S. telecasts of Sunday's series premiere of "Vikings," the History channel announced Monday.
British screenwriter-producer Michael Hirst says it is essential to have characters viewers will want to invest in, as well as a compelling story and fascinating setting, when creating a historical epic such as his latest offering, "Vikings."
The History channel says it has set a U.S. air date for its new miniseries "Vikings," starring Travis Fimmel and Gabriel Byrne.
Travis Fimmel, Jessalyn Gilsig and Gustaf Skarsgard have joined the cast of the new drama series "Vikings," America's History channel said.
Irish actor Gabriel Byrne is to star in the History channel's first scripted drama series, "Vikings."
UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 12, 2012.
The Oprah Winfrey Network is producing original documentaries with Hollywood stars Julia Roberts, Forest Whitaker and Goldie Hawn, network executives say.
Hollywood filmmaker Bryan Singer is developing a remake of the classic King Arthur picture "Excalibur" for Warner Bros., Variety reported.