History’s Vikings has brought on board New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard for the show’s sixth season. Syndergaard, who’s nickname is Thor, is a natural fit for the dramatic series, physically.
According to the network, Syndergaard made the trip to Ireland this week to shoot his season six guest starring role. History also revealed Syndergaard will be playing a character named Thorbjorn. Thorbjorn is described as a Viking warrior who is loyal to Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen), who he sees as a God on earth.
The series will return for the second half of season five on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT. The sixth season will consist of 20 episodes which are expected to premiere sometime in 2019.
Season five part one averaged 11.2 million viewers and was in the top five of all cable dramas.
Oscar winner Michael Hirst (Elizabeth) created the series and writes each of the episodes. Hirst also serves as an executive producer along with Morgan O’Sullivan, James Flynn, Sheila Hockin, John Weber, Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer, and Arturo Interian.
Details on Vikings Season 5 Part 2:
“Season five returns with the arrival of a legendary Viking, the famous Duke Rollo (Clive Standen), who causes further upheaval in a Kattegat still reeling from Ivar the Boneless becoming its King. As Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) and Lagertha flee Ivar’s murderous forces with Bishop Heahmund (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), Ivar’s tyrannical reign over Scandinavia ushers in a new Dark Age, the likes of which have never been seen.
Ultimately, Ivar’s reign will not go unchallenged by the sons of Ragnar and old enemies will become allies to defeat the despot who has declared himself a God on earth. Meanwhile in Iceland, Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård) battles the elements, and his own settlers’ desire for revenge, to forge a Viking colony on the beautiful and desolate landscape.”