History orders ‘Vikings,’ the network’s first scripted drama series

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Showtime has its Borgias and its Tudors, Starz has its Thracian slaves of the ancient Roman Republic, HBO its seven kingdoms of Westeros, AMC its zombies in Atlanta — and now History has its Vikings!

The network announced Tuesday that it had made a full first-season commitment for its first scripted drama series ever — about Norse warriors — to debut in ’13.

History says that it’s ordered “Vikings” because though “they were the fiercest adventurers of all time,” their story has “never been told.”...

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