When will Vikings Season 5 return to Amazon? That has been the question plaguing us and every other fan of History’s TV series, since its mid-season finale earlier this year. Now, Amazon has confirmed the air date of Season 4 Part 2 as Thursday 1st December.
The critically acclaimed series from creator and sole writer Michael Hirst is a family saga that tells the epic lives of the raiders and explorers of the Dark Ages. Led by Travis Fimmel and Katheryn Winnick, the historical drama focuses on the family of the legendary Ragnar Lothbrok, from his sons to his rivalry with his brother, Rollo (Clive Standen). After a monumental battle in Paris against Rollo, Season 4’s first half saw Ragnar disappear following his humiliating loss – until the mid-season finale took an enormous leap forward to a new era in its characters’ lives.
Part 2 will continue this new chapter in the Lothbrok legacy, from power struggles in Kattegat to unfinished business in Wessex with King Ecbert (Linus Roache), not to mention Bjorn’s (Alexander Ludwig) dreams of exploring the Mediterranean in a sleek new boat built for him by Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård).
An international Irish/Canadian co-production by World 2000 and Take 5 Productions, Season 5 of the show is currently in production in Ireland, with Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Myers (The Tudors) joining the cast.
Amazon has been the exclusive home of Vikings in the UK ever since Season 1, with the show marking the subscription service’s first US acquisition, back when it was still known as LoveFilm Instant. The first three seasons are all available to stream, as part of a £5.99 monthly subscription, alongside the first half of Season 4. New episodes of Season 4 Part 2 will be available every Thursday following the 1st December premiere, shortly after their US broadcast. Head this way to catch up with our reviews of the season’s first half.
Vikings Season 4: Comic-Con trailer teases fresh carnage
25th June 2016
“This is the time of war,” promises King Ecbert (Linus Roache) in the new trailer for Vikings Season 4 – and he sure ain’t kidding.
For those who are up to speed with the fourth run of History’s drama, which landed on Amazon Prime Video in the UK in February, the show has rarely been so bloodied and battered.
For those who aren’t up to speed, stop reading here because there are spoilers that follow.
The fourth series is split into two halves, with the first 10 episodes available now and a second wave of 10 episodes sailing onto our screens this autumn – our money is currently on an August or September return.
What can we expect? Travis Fimmel (Ragnar Lothbrok), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn) and Gustaf Skarsgård (Floki) were all in attendance at Comic-Con last weekend, a panel that you might have overlooked, amid the onslaught of news from Marvel, American Gods and other franchises. But we know that we’ll be continuing from the surprising time-jump at the end of Season 4’s first half, with Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) returning home years after disappearing, challenging his sons to kill him and take his place.
Winnick told EW at the event that Lagertha is still alive, something that’s “no secret”, as she’s filming Season 5 in Ireland at the moment. The shieldmaiden, though, is in “a different place in her life”. Perhaps more intriguingly is the promise of a showdown between Lagertha and Queen Aslaug – a face-off as potentially nasty as the father-son brawl that’s on the cards.
“It’s going to be a cat fight. The two power women go head to head,” Winnick teased. “It’s a really interesting scene because you don’t expect what happens.”
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