For everyone out there who enjoys “Vikings” and the work of one Travis Fimmel, we now come bearing great news: You’re going to have a chance to see the actor collaborate with History once more. This time around, though, it could be with him playing a very different sort of historical figure.
Today, it was announced that Fimmell will be working with the network on an anthology series looking at a wide array of antihero personalities over the course of time. Specifically, this time around he wants to take a look at Wyatt Earp. The actor wrote the first episode of the scripted project, and will both executive-produce and star as the famed Western icon in the event that the show is picked up. In a statement, here is what he had to say on the subject of taking this particular project on:
“I’ve always been fascinated with what motivates people’s transgressions and the scandalous journey into infamy … I wanted to re-examine stories people think they know without the rose-colored glasses of Hollywood and let the audience decide for themselves if people like Wyatt Earp were sinners or victims of life circumstances.”
(Warning: There are some spoilers for “Vikings” season 4 ahead.)
While everyone assumed that Fimmel’s character of Ragnar on “Vikings” would be killed off eventually, it was very hard to imagine that it was going to happen anywhere near as soon as it did. Getting to see him in a new show should prove to be a rather fantastic opportunity to move forward, and to see what else he can do as an actor. It should especially be fun getting to see him play a famed character like Earp, someone who many people claim to know a lot about, but may not have seen him in this particular light.
Given that this show is still very much in the extremely early going, we hope to have some further news all about it in the weeks and months ahead. Stay tuned!
For now, let us know in the comments what you think about the idea! Also, head over here for the latest news and updates on “Vikings.” (Photo: History.)