Travis Fimmel, best known as Ragnar Lothbrok in History’s Vikings is moving on. The actor has recently signed up in a still-untitled historical anthology. In his first role following his exit from the critically-acclaimed period drama, the 37-year-old actor will play the role of Wyatt Earp.
From Vikings to the Wild West
The project will see Fimmel as different sinners and anti-heroes from history. But, the first order of business will bring the actor in the American Old West as Wyatt Earp. The series will follow the lawman from his days in Dodge City. It will also explore the historical figure’s complicated relationship with Doc Holliday and Bat Masterson. The story will end with the legendary gunfight at OK Corral.
“Travis is a remarkable actor and we’re honored to continue our relationship with him after his recent magnetic performance on Vikings,” History’s senior VP for scripted programming, Arturo Interian, said in a statement via The Hollywood Reporter. “Just as Travis brought a completely fresh and unexpected approach to his character Ragnar Lothbrok, this would be an unconventional portrayal of Earp like you’ve never seen.”
The project reunited Fimmel with Atlas Entertainment which produced the movie, Warcraft. Alex Gartner will sit as executive producer on behalf of the studio. In addition, Fimmel also wrote the script for the first episode as well as executive produce the series.
The Vikings Without Ragnar
Following Fimmel’s heartbreaking exit, Vikings remains to be one of History’s most successful scripted shows. Season 4 records an average of .66 ratings from the coveted 18-49 demo group with 2.241 million viewers per episode. In comparison, Season 3 garnered .81 rating with 2.45 million viewers last year, reported TV Series Finale.
Fimmel’s character, Ragnar Lothbrok, met his tragic end this season. The legendary Viking warrior died in a snake pit. His sons Ivar the Boneless (Alex Hogh Andersen), Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig) and others carry his legacy. Vikings Season 4 airs every Wednesday night on History.
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