'Vikings' Michael Hirst: The raid on Paris lasts beyond Season 3

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When "Vikings" creator, writer and executive producer Michael Hirst sat down to talk to the press at San Diego Comic-Con, he shared some very interesting details about what to expect from Season 3 of the History Channel drama.

First of all, for all you Princess Kwenthrith fans out there, she will definitely be back. "We're going back to Wessex because I really like King Ecbert and Kwenthrith," Hirst tells Zap2it during a group interview. Having Ecbert around may prove to be a valuable asset for Ragnar, as Hirst explains, "Ragnar and him are kind of equal. They can talk to each other, understand each other."

Of course, it's all leading to what will be the biggest adventure the Vikings have faced yet: The raid on Paris. There they will go into battle against Emperor Charles of France and his daughter, Princess Gisla. Don't expect it to all get wrapped up by the time the season ends, though.

"This isn't a storyline that's going to go away in a couple episodes," Hirst explains. "It's a storyline that's going right through the end of Season 3, into Season 4, and it has huge impact on several of our leading characters." 

Could it be a fatal impact for one of them? Clive Standen, who plays Rollo, told the audience during the "Vikings" panel that they had just said goodbye to someone on the cast who had been killed off, but wouldn't share who. Could one of your favorite Vikings be heading to war for the last time?

"Vikings" returns for Season 3 in 2015 on History.
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