History’s Vikings will be kicking off their fifth season with a special two-hour premiere on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT. The announcement was made at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con during the panel for the show featuring cast members Alexander Ludwig, Katheryn Winnick, Alex Hogh Andersen, and Gustaf Skasgard. The panel also debuted a new season five trailer and followed that up in the evening with a special Vikings funeral behind the San Diego Convention Center. Hundreds of Vikings fans gathered to share their admiration for the series and to watch a boat go up in flames.
Vikings was created by writer Michael Hirst who serves as executive producer along with Morgan O’Sullivan, Sheil Hockin, John Weber, Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer, and James Flynn. In addition to the above mentioned cast, season five will feature Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) who’s joining the show as Bishop Heahmund.
“Vikings is about bold storytelling. When Michael Hirst told us his epic plans for the season premiere, we needed two hours to tell it properly,” said Arturo Interian, Senior Vice President, Scripted Programming, HISTORY. “Season five is taking our Vikings to uncharted lands we’ve never seen on the series before.”
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 who is suffering from the loss of his wife Helga, takes to the seas submitting himself to the will of the Gods. This season is full of startling alliances and unbelievable betrayals as the Vikings fight to rule the world.