Christmas is coming a bit early this year for Vikings fans. HISTORY’S Vikings has announced its fifth season will continue November 30 to a new night and time. The mid-season finale was legitimately shocking and saw a huge time jump, moving the show into a new era with all of Ragnar’s boys coming of age, while he disappeared following his defeat at Rollo’s hands in the battle for Paris.
Here’s how the official press release describes the mid-season return:
In the midseason premiere, Ragnar’s reappearance in Kattegat triggers a chain of events no one – except the Seer – could have ever imagined. He unexpectedly arrives home to see what has become of his sons and to handle unfinished business in Wessex with King Ecbert (Linus Roache). Meanwhile, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) plans a power play in Kattegat and Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) prepares to fulfill his long-held dream to explore the Mediterranean in a sleek new boat built for him by Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård).
MGM Television brought the series to the network and brings VIKINGS to the global audience, serving as the worldwide distributor outside of Ireland and Canada
Sounds like the story of Ragnar is beginning to wind down as the show gears up for the rest of Season 5. Here’s how series creator Michael Hirst describes the second half of the season:
“This season is monumental and unlike anything we’ve ever done,” said Michael Hirst, creator and writer. “We’ve propelled Vikings to the topmost level of historical drama as we follow storylines inspired by real life events such as Bjorn Ironside sailing through the Mediterranean and Ivar the Boneless becoming the most feared warrior of all time. It’s not a story of one man, but a saga of Ragnar and his sons.”
Hmm, certainly seems like they are hinting that the show could possibly continue on without Ragnar or perhaps create a spinoff? Season 5 of Vikings is currently in production from MGM in Ireland as Golden Globe® Award winner Jonathan Rhys Myers (The Tudors) joins the cast.
Vikings returns with a new night and time Wednesday, November 30 9pm ET on The History Channel.