EAGAN, Minn. – It's back, and it's even better.
"The Voyage," an original series by Vikings Entertainment Network, is the story of the 2022 Minnesota Vikings as told by the 2022 Minnesota Vikings.
From the hiring of Kevin O'Connell as Minnesota's 10th head coach in franchise history through the Vikings Wild Card game against the Giants, fans will be privy to never-before-seen footage of team meetings, game-day action and 1-on-1 interviews.
"The Voyage" will premiere at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, on YouTube and Vikings digital and social platforms. It also will air on FOX 9 at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22.
Episode 1 opens with an emotional, chills-inducing montage of the 2022 season before jumping back to the starting point.
Ride along with veteran cornerback Patrick Peterson as he heads to Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center for his 12th NFL training camp – and second as a Minnesota Viking.
Come along for player arrivals, and get to know each of the Vikings season-long captains. Listen in on O'Connell's message to players in the team meeting room, then view the training camp night practice at TCO Stadium and the preseason from a new perspective.
Finally, re-live the Vikings Week 1 victory over the Packers to kick off O'Connell's debut season at the helm.
"There's a new regime in the building, a lot of excitement. Looking forward to the season. The vibes are just incredible. The atmosphere, the coaches, the excitement they bring each and every day, the energy they bring – it rubs off on us. The pieces that we added throughout the offseason, get some key guys back off injury, I really, truly believe the sky's the limit for us. I love flying under the radar, because when we pop up, they're surprised – we're not. Because we know what we have. We know what we can do. Keep sleepin' on us. I think this could really be a big year for us."
Stars of the Episode:
Head Coach Kevin O'Connell
CB Patrick Peterson
WR Adam Thielen
LB Eric Kendricks
T Christian Darrisaw
'Producer's Take' by VEN's Alex Miller:
- We felt it was really important to kick off "The Voyage" with an exciting montage from our season. There were so many high moments and so many crazy plays to choose from and we really wanted to remind everyone how many insane points there were. My favorite part of the montage is probably the final few shots where Coach O'Connell is freaking the heck out.
- This is the first time we edited and released "The Voyage" in the offseason. I can't tell you how much of a difference it makes in the quality of each episode. Having extra time to edit and getting the ability to look back at the season retrospectively is incredibly valuable.
- A part that always makes me laugh is when Za'Darius Smith asks Justin Jefferson for a hug at halftime of the Green Bay game.
A four-part miniseries, "The Voyage" is produced by VEN Senior Producer of Original Content Nate Vaughn, Miller, Producer Ryan O'Neill and Feature Content Associate Avneet Gill.
The full slate of air dates is below:
Vikings Premiere Schedule:
Episode 1 – Feb. 21 (2 p.m.)
Episode 2 – Feb. 28 (2 p.m.)
Episode 3 – March 7 (2 p.m.)
Episode 4 – March 14 (2 p.m.)
FOX 9 Broadcast:
Episode 1 – Feb. 22 (10:30 p.m.)
Episode 2 – March 1 (10:30 p.m.)
Episode 3 – March 8 (10:30 p.m.)
Episode 4 – March 15 (10:30 p.m.)