#1 NEW CABLE SERIES OF THE YEAR IN THE U.S. TO PREMIERE ON LOVEFiLM INSTANT IN UK
Amazon's LOVEFiLM, along with MGM Television (MGM), has today announced the premiere of the highly-rated and critically acclaimed epic U.S. television series "VIKINGS," exclusively on LOVEFiLM Instant, making the streaming service the first and only place to watch the hit series.
From today, members of LOVEFiLM Instant will be able to feast on all nine episodes of the Norse action-drama at once in full high-definition.
Starring Travis Fimmel (The Beast, The Experiment), Golden Globeâ winner Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects, Miller's Crossing) and Katheryn Winnick (Love and Other Drugs, Bones), "VIKINGS" chronicles the epic adventures of notorious Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok (Fimmel), a Viking warrior who yearns to explore – and raid – the distant shores of the ocean. "VIKINGS" also stars George Blagden (Wrath of the Titans), Jessalyn Gilsig (Glee), Gustaf Skarsgard (The Way Back), and Clive Standen (Camelot).
Created and written by Michael Hirst – one of the premier historical story-tellers in the industry (Academy-Award® winning film Elizabeth; and the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated series The Tudors), "VIKINGS" is a tale of warfare, sex, bloodshed, ambition, family and brotherhood. The epic drama is the #1 new cable series of the year in the U.S. where it airs on HISTORY.
Chris Bird, Director, Film Strategy at LOVEFiLM, said:
"As the first time a TV series has arrived on LOVEFiLM Instant before airing on traditional broadcasting platforms, this is an incredibly exciting landmark in our history. We are serious about securing the best film and TV entertainment for our members and this demonstrates how content creators view LOVEFiLM as an effective broadcasting medium for their high-quality and premium entertainment."
Chris Ottinger, President, International Television Distribution and Acquisitions, said:
"MGM Television is thrilled to bring the epic #1 new cable series in the U.S., 'VIKINGS', to Amazon's LOVEFiLM members for their first-ever, exclusive streaming experience in the United Kingdom and Germany. We are always identifying exciting, alternative distribution platforms for our premium content across the globe and are looking forward to captivating new audiences with 'VIKINGS' through LOVEFiLM."
LOVEFiLM Instant is available on Playstation®3, giving members immediate access to a huge range of the latest films and premium TV shows from as little as £4.99 a month.