Vikings star Travis Fimmel is taking on a multifaceted new role at History.
The actor will write, executive-produce and headline an anthology series about infamous sinners and anti-heroes, with the first season taking on criminal-turned-lawman Wyatt Earp, our sister site Deadline reports.
Fimmel’s Vikings character chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok was — Spoiler alert! — killed off in the Dec. 28 episode.
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* Adele will perform at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, airing live Feb. 12 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on CBS.
* The true crime procedural series Cold Case Files will return to A&E Network on Feb. 27 at 9 pm, after 12 years off the air. Each of the 10 new episodes, narrated by Danny Glover, will focus on a single case that has been left unsolved for years.
* Dean Norris (Under the Dome) has joined the cast of TNT’s darkly comedic drama Claws, replacing series regular Peter Firth, our sister site Deadline reports. Norris will play Uncle Daddy, a dangerous, deeply Catholic, bisexual Dixie Mafia crime boss in the series about a nail salon where a lot more is going on than silk wraps and pedicures.
* Richard Schiff (The West Wing), Sarah Bolger (Once Upon a Time) and Stephen Rea (The Honourable Woman) will recur in Starz’s upcoming series Counterpart. The supernatural-tinged thriller stars J.K. Simmons (The Closer) as a lowly cog in a bureaucratic agency who discovers that the organization he works for is guarding a secret passageway to a parallel dimension.