TV News: Vikings, Sons, Ark, Wet, Saul

Vikings
History has announced that its historical action drama series “Vikings” is set to kick off its ten-episode third season on Thursday February 19th at 10pm.

Several new characters are joining this year including Lagertha’s second-in-command Kalf (Ben Robson), a wanderer named Harbard (Kevin Durand), Emperor Charles of France (Lothaire Bluteau), and Charles’ daughter Princess Gisla (Morgane Polanski). [Source: TV Line]

Sons of Anarchy
FX’s biker drama “Sons of Anarchy” came to a close this past weekend and now Live+3 ratings are in. Unsurprisingly the show broke more ratings records with its seventh season and series finale.

The series averaged 9.26 million viewers with than 6 million among adults 18-49, just ahead of this season’s premiere with 9.25 million viewers. This final season averaged 7.54 million viewers in Live+3, up from the 6.98 million in Live+3 for the sixth season. [Source: The Live Feed]

Space Ark
Channel 4 has commissioned a pilot for “Space Ark,”a sci-fi sitcom following the only survivors of the destruction of Earth – two-hundred humans who escaped on a huge ship in an effort to find a new planet where the human race can be re-established.

The problem? The ship is also stocked in an inept crew, an android-bear pilot and a lottery winner. Georgia King, Tom Stourton, Justin Edwards, Alex Beckett, Ricky Grover and Nico Tatarowicz star. [Source: Digital Spy]

Wet Hot American Summer
Netflix is reportedly moving forward with its planned ten-episode TV series sequel to the 2001 indie comedy “Wet Hot American Summer”. Production is scheduled to begin in January.

None of the original cast members from the first film, including Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon, Michael Ian Black, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Amy Poehler and Elizabeth Banks, are confirmed to be returning as yet but it’s hoped that many will return – despite the fact that many of these 40-something actors will be playing teenagers. [Source: E! online]

Better Call Saul
AMC has debuted the official promo art for its upcoming “Breaking Bad” spin-off series “Better Call Saul”. This prequel to that series kicks off on Monday February 9th.