MGM Television will be pre-selling its upcoming drama series Vikings at MIPCOM next month.
The studio’s 9x60mins series revolves around the Norsemen who raided, traded and explored during medieval times, follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok as he rises to become king of the Viking tribes.
MGM has international rights to the series outside Ireland and Canada, where it has already been prebought by Shaw Media for the History Television channel.
Created by Michael Hirst (The Tudors), it is produced by Canada’s Take 5 and World 2000 in the UK.
It will be a core title in MGM’s MIPCOM slate. Other shows it will be shopping in Cannes include the 24x60mins Teen Wolf series, which MTV (US) recently renewed for a third season.
It also has movie titles for broadcasters including the new 007 title Skyfall and Peter Jackson’s upcoming feature The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
MGM also recently announced it was working on a new version of Fame with Nigel Lythgoe tapped to executive produce and buyers will be sure to want to know more about the project. No broadcaster is officially attached yet.