‘Vikings’ To End With Season 6, But Follow-Up Series Is In Development
History’s ‘Vikings‘ series will come to an end with its 6th Season it has been announced, however, that may not be the end for the network’s foray into the world of Norsemen.
Filmed in Ireland, the show follows the adventures of the legendary Norse “heroes” as they become the scourge of England and France. The epic tale comes from the pen of Michael Hirst, creator and sole writer of the series. Based on historical events, the show began following Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), who rises from being a humble farmer to a fearsome leader. The show continues to follow his lineage as the seasons progress, along with Ragnar’s first wife, the shieldmaiden Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), and his sons Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh), Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø), Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye (David Lindström) and Ubbe (Jordan Smith).
According to reports, Hirst, who has written and exec produced every episode of the show, is currently in talks with studio MGM Television and History about continuing the ‘Vikings’ saga on a new series, although exact details are rather thin on the ground. It could just be that Hirst feels he is done with Ragnar’s line, and would like to pick up another point in Danish Norse history to explore.
The new project would see Hirst working with writer Jeb Stuart, who is probably best known for penning the scripts to movies such as ‘Die Hard’ and ‘The Fugitive’. One possible reason Hirst is looking for help with the project could be due to him teaming up with legendary Hollywood film director Martin Scorsese for another historical tv drama. This one would see the duo take a.. ahem… “stab”… at the epic lineage of the early Caesars of Rome. We should stress, the ‘Vikings’ spin-off is still in the very early stages of development though, so may or may not make it to screen.
‘Vikings‘ is currently airing part 2 of Season 5 on Amazon Prime in the UK. Season 6 is likely to air later in 2019, with the final episodes arriving in 2020.