History Channel’s epic adventure series Vikings comes back tomorrow night for its fifth season. Originally, this was going to be the very last for the show, but the network opted to bring it back for another. Sources can’t seem to agree if this happened because of the outpouring of love and support for the show witnessed at SDCC 2017, but it probably didn’t hurt the decision either.
(All images courtesy of The History Channel and their amazing PR team.)
Fans of the series may recall the end of season 4 was a harsh one, the loss of father and king Ragnar Lothbrok played so wonderfully by Travis Fimmel. Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig) as the eldest of the Lothbrok sons led his brothers in the raid.
Ragnar’s many sons vowed to avenge their father, and laid siege to the kingdom of Wessex and King Ecbert (Linus Roache) in the process.
Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) had once again reclaimed (and defended) Kattegat with her female honor guard of Torvi (Georgia Hirst), Astrid (Josefin Applaud), and Marguerite (Ida Nielsen).
Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen) continues to set himself apart from his brothers on his quest to be as ruthless as his father, killing his brother Sigurd (David Lindström).
Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård) has been slowly losing his grip on reality after the death of his wife Helga (Maude Hirst), and makes a hard decision that will obviously effect the rest of his life.
The brothers Harald (Peter Franzén) and Halfdan (Jasper Pääkkönen) raided with the sons of Ragnar to England and beyond, but Harald is still on his mission to become the king of all Norway — no matter what.
Rollo (Clive Standen) remains in France with his wife Princess Gisla (Morgane Polanski), after successfully aiding his nephew Bjorn and repelling the Viking armies from invading.
We were introduced to the new warrior on the block, Heahmund (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) the crusader priest. I say crusader only because of his sword.
Season 5 of Vikings will be jam-packed with action and intrigue, if the trailer is anything to go from:
Check back in a bit; we’ll be running more Vikings goodness later today ahead of tomorrow night’s season 5 premiere.