A+E Studios pacts with Vikings’ Michael Hirst

A+E Studios has signed a first-look development deal with Vikings creator Michael Hirst.

Vikings

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As part of the deal, Hirst will work with A+E Studios to develop, create and produce original drama series for A+E Networks’ channels, including A&E, Lifetime, and History, which airs Vikings.

He will also pitch series to outside broadcasters.

Hirst is the creator and executive producer of Vikings, which is now in its third season on History. He has also written every episode of the series.

He also created, executive produced and wrote every episode of The Tudors.