Tag: Michael Hirst

VIKINGS Renewed for Season Three

     March 25, 2014

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Vikings will live to see another day.  History announced today that it has renewed the drama series for a 10-episode third season, just as the second season is almost halfway finished.  For those unfamiliar, the series stars Travis Fimmel as …

Saoirse Ronan to Lead MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

     August 9, 2012

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When young actress Saoirse Ronan wowed audiences with her turn in 2007’s Atonement, we expected many more fantastic performances to follow.  She’s done swell work in the meantime, with a standout role in last year’s Hanna, and now she’s gearing …

VIKINGS Scripted Series Coming to History Channel

     June 28, 2012

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HISTORY has announced their cast for the scripted series, Vikings. Hoping to bank on the success of HBO’s Game of Thrones, writer Michael Hirst (The Tudors) created the series based on real life figures of Scandanavian history.  The story follows …

Showtime Greenlights THE BORGIAS Starring Jeremy Irons

     January 10, 2010

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Before you can say “spousal decapitation”, Showtime will be trading in Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ baby blues for Jeremy Irons’ adolescent browns. Variety reports that the cable network has ordered ten episodes of The Borgias, a historical drama that will star …