History has shipped off its 2017 Emmy FYC mailer to the TV academy membership, and fans of “Vikings” will be happy to learn that the drama series is front and center. These four episodes from the new season of “Vikings” are included on a DVD: #411 “The Outsider,” #414 “In the Uncertain Hour Before the Morning,” #415 “All His Angels” and #420 “The Reckoning.” Scroll down to see the other programs that have been submitted within the FYC package, which also includes a passcode for voters to access History’s online screening room.
During our recent webchat with “Vikings” star Travis Fimmel, he reveals, “I think my character had run its course,” referring to the brutal end to King Ragnar Lothbrok. “Originally I was only in the show for the first season. I was very lucky to end up being on four. My character had done what he wanted in life and he also had many failings. But it felt like the perfect arc and the perfect time to go.”
Next up in the Emmy mailer is “Six,” History’s new drama series about the missions and daily travails of Navy SEALs. The Walton Goggins-led show “packs an action-focused punch,” according to the Los Angeles Times. Here are the four episodes presented to members of the TV academy: #103 “Tour of Duty,” #105 “Collateral,” #106 “Confession” and #108 “End Game.”
Best Unstructured Reality Program “The Curse of Oak Island,” the network’s buzziest unscripted show, includes these three hours: #408 “The Mystery of Samuel Ball,” #414 “Of Sticks and Stones” and #415 “Blood is Thicker.” The program follows brothers Marty and Rick Lagina in their attempt to solve the centuries-old Oak Island mystery of potential treasures and historical artifacts.
The network’s contender for Best Reality-Competition Program is “Forged in Fire.” Each episode follows four bladesmiths as they compete to forge weapons for a monetary prize of $10,000. These three episodes are provided on a DVD: #301 “Champions Edition,” #304 “The Falcata” and #309 “The Pandat.”
“The 44th President: In His Own Words” is submitted for Best Documentary or Nonfiction Special. Here is History’s official synopsis: “Comprised of two interviews with President Barack Obama conducted both before and after the 2016 Presidential election, ‘The 44th President: In His Own Words’ is the President’s first-hand account of his time in office — his successes, his failures, his unfinished business — and what he hopes will be his legacy.”
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