TV News: Vikings, Critics, Maybe, Moonfleet

Alexander Ludwig and Linus Roache have joined the second season of History Channel’s “Vikings” as series regulars. Shooting begins this summer for a 2014 return.

Ludwig will portray Bjorn, the intelligent and bold warrior son of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel). Roache will play Ecbert, King of Wessex. [Source: The Live Feed]

Critics Choice Awards
“Breaking Bad” and “Game of Thrones” tied to win Best Drama Series at the 3rd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel last night.

“The Big Bang Theory” won in the Best Comedy Series category, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” was honored as Best Talk Show, “Archer” was honored as Best Animated Series, and “Behind the Candelabra” was honored as Best Movie/Miniseries. [Source: TV Line]

Someday Someday Maybe
Actress Lauren Graham has closed a deal with Warner Bros TV and A Very Good Production for an hourlong drama series adaptation of her new book “Someday, Someday, Maybe”.

The story centers on a young woman with six months left on her three-year plan to make a career as an actress in New York City. Graham will write the script and executive produce along with Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman. [Source: Deadline]

Ray Winstone, Aneurin Barnard, Ben Chaplin, Omid Djalili and Sophie Cookson have joined Sky1 HD’s two-part adaptation of the John Meade Falkner adventure novel “Moonfleet”.

Winstone will play the leader of a band of smugglers in 18th century Dorset on the hunt for a lost diamond. Shooting starts this summer in Dublin. [Source: Deadline]