The official season five poster for History’s Vikings has been released in support of the series’ upcoming two-hour premiere. Vikings will return on November 29, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT, picking up with the lead characters’ journeys following the murder of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) in season four. The poster depicts the characters season five will follow: Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig), Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen), King Harald Finehair (Peter Franzén), Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), and Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith).
In addition to the new season poster, History released four short promotional videos.
Vikings was created by writer Michael Hirst (Elizabeth, The Tudors) and is executive produced by Hirst, Morgan O’Sullivan, Sheila Hockin, John Weber, Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer, and James Flynn. Season four of the dramatic action series averaged 7.8 million viewers and, according to History, was in the top five dramas among ad supported cable programs.
The Plot: Season five begins with Ivar the Boneless asserting his leadership over the Great Heathen Army, while Lagertha reigns as Queen of Kattegat. Ivar’s murder of his brother Sigurd sets the stage for vicious battles to come as Ragnar’s sons plot their next moves after avenging their father’s death. Bjorn follows his destiny into the Mediterranean Sea and Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård) who is suffering from the loss of his wife Helga, takes to the seas submitting himself to the will of the Gods. Additionally, Jonathan Rhys Meyers joins the cast as Bishop Heahmund, a fearsome warrior who passionately defends both his faith and his King.