Lothaire Bluteau, Kevin Durand Join History's 'Vikings'

The Canada-Ireland co-production has also tapped Morgane Polanski to join the core cast for the third season.

TORONTO – History's Vikings has added Lothaire Bluteau and The Strain's Kevin Durand to the core cast for the third season of the period drama.

Bluteau will play Emperor Charles of France, while fellow Canadian Durand takes on the role of the Wanderer, a mysterious man who is not what he seems.

Also joining the Michael Hirst-created period drama is Morgane Polanski as Princess Gisla, the daughter of Emperor Charles and his most trusted advisor.

The trio join an ensemble cast that includes Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen and Alexander Ludwig.

The series, an Ireland-Canada co-production, came to History from MGM Television, which is also the worldwide distributor outside of Ireland and Canada.

Hirst serves as executive producer along with Morgan O’Sullivan, Sheila Hockin, John Weber, Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer and James Flynn.

The series is co-produced by World 2000 and Take 5 Productions.

Shaw Media's History channel airs Vikings in Canada.