Even before the fifth season premiered, History renewed Vikings for a 20-episode season six, which will once again be split into two parts.
The early renewal of the historical drama came with the exciting news that one of the upcoming episodes would be directed by Katheryn Winnick, aka Queen Lagertha, marking her directorial debut.
But sadly, six is to be the show’s final season, with creator Michael Hirst telling Variety that he always had an idea about when and how it would draw to a close.
“After six seasons and 89 episodes, that’s what I felt – finally – I’d done. We stopped shooting the final episode in November last year and I felt that I’d said all I needed to say about Ragnar and his sons.
Here’s everything you need to know :
When will it air?
‘Vikings’ Season 5 part 1 premiered on November 29, 2017, whereas part 2 released November 28, 2018. The show was renewed for its sixth season on September 12, 2017, ahead of the premiere of its fifth season.
In January 2019, to the dismay of fans, confirmed that Season 6 would be the last season of ‘Vikings’.
‘Vikings’ Season 6 is set to release on December 4, 2019.
Going by precedents set by earlier seasons, we suspect that the 20-episode Season 6 will be released in two separate parts, like Seasons 4 and 5 before it. Further, going by trend set by earlier seasons, we expect the first part of Vikings Season 6 to release sometime in Fall or Winter 2019.
As for the second part of Vikings Season 6, we don’t know when it will air, considering that earlier seasons with two parts were aired after intervals spanning months to intervals extending to a year.
Vikings Plot: What is it about?
‘Vikings’ is a show that is inspired by tales and historical accounts of Norse peoples in early medieval Scandinavia.
Based on the 13th-century sagas Ragnars saga Loðbrókar and Ragnarssona þáttr, as well as in Saxo Grammaticus’s 12th-century work Gesta Danorum, the show follows the conquests and the exploits of legendary Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok, who rises to power from the position of a lowly farmer.
Although several historical accounts, such as the Viking raid on Lindisfarne in England in 793 AD and the travelogues of Ahmad ibn Fadlan, are taken into consideration, ‘Vikings’ is not a show which is completely accurate as far as history is concerned.
That being said, the show does a good job of dramatizing Ragnar’s exploits, as well as the exploits of Ragnar’s descendants after his death.
It is a show replete with violence, conquests, and romance, and as far as television is concerned, it brings the Viking period to life through its engaging storytelling.
Vikings Cast: Who is in it?
Owing to the fact that Vikings has spanned six lengthy seasons, the list of cast members is an expansive one.
Clive Standen as Ragnar’s brother Rollo, Jessalyn Gilsig as Rollo’s romantic interest Siggy, Gustaf Skarsgård as Floki, George Blagden as Athelstan, Gabriel Byrne as Earl Haraldson, Alyssa Sutherland as Aslaug, Alexander Ludwig as Bjorn Ironside, John Kavanagh as The Seer, Peter Franzén as Harald Finehair, Moe Dunford as Aethelwulf, Alex Høgh as Ivar the Boneless, Marco Ilsø as Hvitserk, Jordan Patrick Smith as Ubbe, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Bishop Heahmund, to name a few.
All the core cast members will be back for the sixth season of the show. This includes Katheryn Winnick as Lagertha, Gustaf Skarsgård as Floki, Peter Franzén as Harald Finehair, Alex Høgh as Ivar the Boneless, Marco Ilsø as Hvitserk, Jordan Patrick Smith as Ubbe, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Bishop Heahmund. No new additions to the cast have been made at this time.