History‘s first original scripted series, Vikings, will debut on Sunday, March 3 at 10 PM. A family saga at heart, the nine-episode drama follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), a curious, compelling man who is always looking to break through barriers and discover new worlds to conquer. Vikings, created and written by Michael Hirst, charts Ragnar’s ambitions to discover civilizations across the great ocean to the west as well as his inevitable conflicts along the way. Gabriel Byrne, Gustaf Skarsgard as well as Katheryn Winnick, Jessalyn Gilsig, George Blagden and Clive Standen co-star. Here’s the first promo: