For those of you whose favorite Game of Thrones character was a certain red-headed giant with a great love for alcohol and a warrior named Brienne, you'll be happy to hear this news. While the hit HBO series concluded back in May, fans can see Tormund Giantsbane actor Kristofer Hivju on their screens once again, as the actor is now developing his own series.
Deadline reports that Hivju is creating a survival competition show called True Viking, backed by British production houses Zig Zag Productions and Wildflame. The Thrones alum will serve as host and producer alongside his wife, TV presenter Gry Molvær Hivju, under their production company Tindefilm.
The new show will reportedly follow contestants as they attempt to live like actual Vikings, testing their endurance both mentally and physically, for five weeks. Deadline describes it with: "They will navigate treacherous snow-capped mountains on expeditions, smash through layers of ice on frozen lakes to fish, build their own shelters, scavenge and hunt their food and train as the Vikings would for battle."
"Tindefilm – based in the homeland of the mighty Vikings – is honored to bring this truly authentic Viking history adventure series to the international market," Molvær Hivju says of the project. "The Norse heritage runs through our veins, and we are passionate about sharing our magnificent ancestral past with the whole world."
True Viking does not yet have a release date.