All hail Bjorn Ironside! The first-born son of Ragnar and Lagertha makes his debut Thursday night — well, his second debut — on History’s second season of Vikings, as Alexander Ludwig takes over the role of the older, stronger Bjorn (played in season 1 by Nathan O’Toole).
You’ll recognize Ludwig from breakout roles in The Hunger Games and Lone Survivor, but it’s his new gig as the quiet and obedient son of Travis Fimmel’s raging Ragnar that should make Ludwig pop onto your screen. Before Thursday night’s episode (10 p.m. ET on History), Ludwig stopped by EW’s office to chat about his latest role as a lost Norse legend.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Was it difficult transitioning into an already established show like Vikings?
ALEXANDER LUDWIG: It’s been very, very effortless, and great to be a part of a show that’s already been established as successful, because you don’t have to worry about what’s going to happen. But I’ve been so happy with the way I’ve been received by the fans and I think they’re really excited to see what happens with Bjorn. READ FULL STORY