HISTORY® Summons Toronto Blue Jay Josh Donaldson to "Bring the Rain" in New Season of Vikings

Toronto Blue Jay Josh Donaldson to Make Guest Appearance on Season Four of HISTORY's Hit Original Series

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TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2016 /CNW/ - As the February 18th season four premiere of HISTORY's Vikings draws closer, Canada's #1 specialty entertainment program* gives a familiar face and heavy-hitter a guest starring role. Toronto Blue Jays third baseman and 2015 American League MVP Josh Donaldson is heading to Ireland this week to film an episode of Vikings in which he will have a speaking role. A massive fan of the Canadian-Irish drama, Donaldson recently Tweeted a photo unveiling a striking, new Viking-esque hairstyle inspired by the lead character, Ragnar.

Two-time All-Star Donaldson will play the role of Hoskuld, a Viking warrior of great skill, in an episode that will air later this year as part of the fourth season. 

In the upcoming season of Vikings, betrayal is everywhere as the powers begin to shift. Following the Vikings' successful raid of Paris in season three, Ragnar is the most feared and respected leader in the Western World. However, his victory is short-lived as he is surrounded by those who seek his undoing.

Fans can catch up on the exciting first three seasons of Vikings on shomi and iTunes, and the third season is available on HISTORY on Demand, history.ca, and the HISTORY Go app. Leading up to the season four premiere, a Vikings season three marathon will air on Saturday, February 13th on HISTORY.    

Vikings is an international Irish/Canadian co-production being co-produced by World 2000 and Take 5 Productions. HISTORY broadcasts both domestically in Canada and in the U.S. MGM Television is the worldwide distributor outside of Ireland and Canada. Vikings is produced in association with Shaw Media.

The new season of Vikings premieres Thursday, February 18th at 10pm ET/PT on HISTORY.

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* Source: Numeris (BBM Canada) PPM Data, (WinSpr12'13: 12/31/12-5/26/13), (WinSpr13'14: 12/30/13-6/1/14), (WinSpr'15: 1/5/15-5/31/15), Total Canada.

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Video with caption: "Toronto Blue Jay Josh Donaldson on Raiding Season Four of HISTORY's Hit Original Series Vikings". Video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxXKetbNwBk

Image with caption: "(From L to R) Alexander Ludwig and Travis Fimmel in the new season of HISTORY’s Vikings, premiering February 18th at 10pm ET/PT. (CNW Group/HISTORY)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160121_C5813_PHOTO_EN_603330.jpg

Image with caption: "Toronto Blue Jay and American League MVP Josh Donaldson. Photo credit: Toronto Blue Jays (CNW Group/HISTORY)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160121_C5813_PHOTO_EN_603363.jpg

For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Cathy Kurzbock, Shaw Media, 416-966-7507, cathy.kurzbock@shawmedia.ca; Greg Fast, Shaw Media, 416-966-7747, greg.fast@shawmedia.ca

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