It's time to sharpen your axe, tighten those braids, and pop a few 'shrooms (okay, it's always time for that) because History has set a premiere date for the third season of Vikings. Ragnar—pardon me, KING Ragnar—returns to our world on Thursday, February 19 at 10pm. Just like Seasons 1 and 2, Season 3 will consist of 10 episodes. 

And ooh la la, those 10 episodes will see our brutish friends knocking on—and then kicking down—the front door of Paris! I can't wait to see what they do to Euro Disney. Ragnar will also be dealing with King Ecbert's (continued) promises of land and riches.

In addition to announcing a premiere date, History also released details on four of the new characters we'll be meeting in Season 3. Kalf (Ben Robson) is Lagertha's handsome second-in-command who may be more ambitious than she thinks; Harbard (The Strain's Kevin Durand) is a stranger who has a mystical connection to Queen Aslaug, Siggy, and Helga; Emperor Charles of France (Lothaire Bluteau) sounds like a guy who's going to get his face punched in by Ragnar; and Princess Gisla (Morgane Polanski) is Charles' daughter, so you know she'll be trouble. 

Are you ready for Vikings to return? Did you know we named the show one of the best dramas of 2014?