The ascendant king feels his "blood warming" when History's hit drama series returns Feb. 19

By Emily Strohm
Updated February 12, 2015 01:00 PM

The rise of Ragnar is nearly upon us.

The History Channel’s hit is back for a brand new season, and the Vikings now have a new king.

In a clip of the season 3 premiere, we see the newly appointed Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) and his son Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) discussing their next raid on the shores of Wessex.

“I feel my blood warming,” Bjorn says of claiming the land that King Ecbert (Linus Roache) promised. “I want to fight, I want to raid.”

The Dark Ages drama promises to be packed with plenty of action and warfare, and one famous fan has already copped to counting down the new season.

Victoria’s Secret model Candice Swanepoel posted a shot of Fimmel as Ragnar on Instagram, saying she was deep in a “Vikings marathon.”

Vikings‘ third season premieres Feb. 19 at 10 p.m. ET on the History Channel.