History has ordered another season of Vikings, its first scripted drama series.
The cable net ordered another 10 episodes for its second year. Four episodes remain in its current season, with the season finale set for April 28.
Over the last five weeks, the drama has averaged 5 million viewers, 2.2 million adutls 25-54 and 1.9 million adults 18-49 on Sundays at 10. The period show focuses on (duh?) Viking society.
“Vikings is a win-win for us, said Dirk Hoogstra, EVP, Development and Programming, in a statement. “As our first scripted series, Vikings has paid off in a big way with critical acclaim, strong ratings and a passionate, loyal fan base. It came out of the gate strong and has stayed on top, solidifying History as a major player in the scripted genre, just as we are in reality.”
Production for season two will begin this summer. The series will return in 2014.