By Tim Kenneally
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Gabriel Byrne is in a plundering mood.
Byrne will play Earl Haraldson, who surfaces as a challenger to Viking king Ragnar Lothbrok.
The series, which will be produced by MGM Studios and hails from “The Tudors” and “Camelot” producer, will center on Lothbrok, a real-life Viking king who, according to lore, was a direct descendant of warrior god Odin.
“Vikings” will film in Byrne’s native Ireland, and will debut next year.
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