TV News: Vikings, Riverdale, Constantine, Girls

Vikings
History has posted both a new cast image and several very brief teasers for the upcoming third season of their historical saga “Vikings”. The new season kicks off on February 19th at 10pm US-EST.

In this season, Travis Fimmel’s Ragnar leads his people to the mythical city of Paris where they will fight to cement the Vikings legacy. The full sized version of the image can be found here.

Riverdale
A few weeks ago came word that the ongoing horror comic series “Afterlife With Archie” might become either a TV series or a movie, and one separate to Greg Berlanti’s currently in development,”Archie”-inspired TV series “Riverdale” which will likely screen on FOX.

Now, an old interview with comic writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa from a while back has cleared up some of the confusion. Apparently, “Afterlife with Archie” will be incorporated into “Riverdale,” specifically every annual Halloween episode will be an ‘Afterlife’-based episode (ala “Treehouse of Horror” with “The Simpsons”). [Source: CBM]

Constantine
Mark Margolis, based known as the bell-tapping drug kingpin in “Breaking Bad,” has scored the role of Felix Faust in an upcoming episode of NBC’s “Constantine”.

In the comics, Faust is a powerful mystic who has menaced the DC Universe for decades, and is an early and dangerous Justice League villain. [Source: ComicBook.com]

Girls
HBO has officially renewed Lena Dunham’s comedy “Girls” for a fifth season, just days before the fourth season kicks off on the premium cable network.

HBO made the announcement Monday night at the show’s season-four premiere event and screening at the Museum of Natural History in New York. [Source: The Live Feed]