“Brother will fight against brother and the world will be wrecked,” declares the new Vikings mid-season five trailer which debuted during the 2018 San Diego Comic Con. According to History, 5,000 fans of the critically acclaimed series were on hand at the panel to watch the trailer’s premiere and hear from cast members about what’s in store for the upcoming second half of season five.
Vikings was created by writer and executive producer Michael Hirst. Morgan O’Sullivan, James Flynn, Sheila Hockin, John Weber, Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer, and Arturo Interian also executive produce.
Season six of Vikings is currently shooting in Ireland and will consist of 20 hour-long episodes.
The Plot: In the mid-season five finale, the divide between the Lothbrok family climaxes with Ragnar’s sons battling each other to rule the world. The long-awaited faceoff ends with a strategic victory going to Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen) who vows vengeance on his betrayers with a direct target on Lagertha’s (Katheryn Winnick) back. Last seen in an unstable state and losing her appearance as a fierce Viking warrior, Lagertha is hopeful she will regain her spot in Kattegat as its rightful leader.
Season five returns on November 28, 2018 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.