In completely dazzling news tonight, Gabriel Byrne has been cast as one of the stars in the History Channel’s upcoming Viking drama Viking, the network announced. Byrne, making quite the leap from In Treatment, will play Earl Haraldson, the primary foe of the still-uncast king of the Vikings, Ragnar Lothbrok. It’s like we’re making it up from our dream journals! Except it’s real!
Actor Gabriel Byrne attends the presentation of the 2011 Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award at The Manhattan Club at Rosie O’Grady’s on October 17, 2011 in New York City. Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images