Ahead of its season five premiere in November, History has announced that Vikings has been renewed for a twenty-episode sixth season. Production begins this autumn in Ireland.
Season five begins with Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen) asserting his leadership over the Great Heathen Army, while Lagertha reigns as Queen of Kattegat. Meanwhile, Ivar’s murder of his brother Sigurd (David Lindström) sets the stage for vicious battles to come as Ragnar’s sons plot their next moves after avenging their father’s death.
Elsewhere, Bjorn follows his destiny into the Mediterranean Sea as he and Halfdan explore northern Africa, and Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård) takes to the Atlantic where he submits himself to the will of the Gods.
History Executive VP for Programming, Eli Lehrer, said in a statement: “Vikings has creatively sailed to monumental lengths. The series has evolved from early raids in England, to the heart-stopping death of Ragnar Lothbrok, to the fierce battles of the Great Heathen Army, and now we’ll see the sons of Ragnar exploring and conquering the known world.”
“(Creator and showrunner) Michael Hirst has only scratched the surface of his epic saga. We look forward to continuing our partnership with one of the greatest writers in this era of Peak TV and entertaining our viewers with 40 new episodes over the next two seasons.”