History’s critically acclaimed Vikings will finish up its run with a 20 episode season six which just unveiled an official trailer and poster. The upcoming final season will be split into two parts, with the first part set to kick off with a special two-hour premiere on December 4, 2019.
The remaining eight episodes of part one will air on Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT. Part two’s 10 episodes will arrive in 2020.
Series star Katheryn Winnick (“Lagertha”) will make her directorial debut with a season six episode.
Returning season six cast members include Alexander Ludwig as Bjorn Ironside, Alex Hogh Andersen as Ivar the Boneless, Gustaf Skarsgard as Floki, Marco Ilsø as Hvitserk, Jordan Patrick Smith as Ubbe, and Georgia Hirst as Torvi.
Vikings was created by Michael Hirst, with Hirst continuing duties as the sole writer. Hirst also executive produces with Morgan O’Sullivan, Sheila Hockin, John Weber, Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer, and James Flynn.
Commenting on the final season, Hirst said, “I always knew how Vikings would end and, after 89 episodes, I truly believe the saga of Ragnar Lothbrok and his sons has been told and we are leaving our beloved fans with the proper and definitive ending they so deserve. Although it is bittersweet there are still 20 episodes left and the most ambitious and intensely emotional episodes are still to come.”
The Plot, Courtesy of History:
Revenge, drama and chaos closed out the mid-season five finale. Ivar the Boneless (Andersen), a self-proclaimed God ruling over Kattegat with alarming terror, charged his army into battle against his enemy and brother Bjorn Ironside (Ludwig). Unleashing a fiery guerilla warfare, the two brothers refused to surrender – blood, pride and the crown weighed too heavily on both of their shoulders. In the final moments, Ivar was forced to flee an imminent fate, disappearing into the darkness and securing Bjorn’s victory. Lagertha (Winnick), reborn after experiencing severe delusions from the major love she’s lost, emerged to crown Bjorn as the new rightful king.
Season six returns following the battle between brothers which has left Bjorn victorious and a hero to the people who have been under the tyrannical rule of Ivar for so long. As the new leader of Kattegat, Bjorn struggles to fill his late father’s shoes as king, while facing several dilemmas and wrestling with the idea that power overshadows morals.
Meanwhile, Ivar, searching for a new path to separate him from his past, is seen traveling along The Silk Road eventually leading him to Russia. He meets his match in Prince Oleg (Danila Kozlovsky), a ruthless and unpredictable Russian ruler, who shocks even Ivar with his merciless actions. While Lagertha has her own agenda – to live a quieter and less public life on her own farm, but new dangers lurk close to home.
This season, the Vikings continue to take over Scandinavia as Ubbe (Smith) and Torvi (Hirst) travel to Iceland to uncover the mystery circling around Floki’s (Skarsgård) disappearance and Hvitserk (Ilsø) pursues his personal vendetta against Ivar.