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Vikings spoilers are below, in case you're more than a month behind.
You really can't keep a good Viking down for long. Vikings fans were shocked when legendary chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok met his end in the fourth season of the historical drama, but while that mighty warrior gets to feast for eternity in the halls of Valhalla, his portrayer Travis Fimmel's still gotta work. Despite only just recently getting killed off of History's Vikings, Fimmel has already lined up a successor gig on a new TV show that he's developing himself. Much like with Vikings, Fimmel will channel real historical icons and bring them to the small screen.
Travis Fimmel has already struck up a deal with the A & E cable network and is developing a new anthology series about history's most legendary and infamous characters . The first installment of the project will focus on notorious gunslinger and professional badass Wyatt Earp, and the plan is that follow-up seasons would each follow other figures from history with questionable moral codes. Fimmel has already written the first episode and will both executive produce and star as Wyatt Earp.
Beginning with Earp's days in the violent Dodge City, the first installment will track the life of Wyatt Earp and his complex relationships with other Wild West figures with enviable names like Doc Holiday and Bat Masterson. The goal of the anthology is to shake away the rose-tinted glasses Hollywood has placed over some of history's most complex icons in order to show them for how they really were. For instance, the Wyatt Earp installment will show the "real story" of what happened during the legendary OK Corral gunfight, a shootout Earp was heavily involved in. Fimmel states that they'll "let the audience decide for themselves if people like Wyatt Earp were sinners or victims of life circumstances," according to Deadline.
So, that sounds awesome and it could definitely be worth a watch if it turns into a legit series. I love Tombstone, so I'll basically watch anything about Wyatt Earp; I admittedly haven't gotten to Wynonna Earp yet, even though immortal cowboys fighting demons is amazing. Here's one of those rose-tinted Hollywood scenes in the form of the OK Corral shootout from Tombstone, which Fimmel's version won't pussyfoot around.
There's no word yet on when we can expect hear more about this anthology project, but keep checking back in with CinemaBlend and we'll keep you updated with new information as it becomes available. In the meantime, Vikings airs on History on Wednesday nights, and how about you mosey on over to our 2017 midseason TV guide for all the show premieres in the near future.