US History Channel Releases Trailer For ‘Vikings’ 6th & Final Season, With December Premiere Date
US History channel has released the official trailer for the 6th and final season of ‘Vikings‘ which returns in December 2019.
For the past five seasons, the Vikings have explored and conquered the known world, from early raids in England and the fierce battles of the Great Heathen Army to the heart-stopping death of Ragnar (Travis Fimmel), now the epic saga sails to monumental lengths throughout 20 compelling, definitive episodes. The season, as usual, will be split into two parts, with part one premiering this December, and part two airing in 2020.
“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,” said Michael Hirst, creator, writer and executive producer. “Although it is bittersweet there are still 20 episodes left and the most ambitious and intensely emotional episodes are still to come.”
Revenge, drama and chaos closed out the Season 5 finale. Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen), a self-proclaimed God ruling over Kattegat with alarming terror, charged his army into battle against his enemy and brother Bjorn Ironside (Alexander 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 (Katheryn Winnick), reborn after experiencing severe delusions from the major love she’s lost, emerged to crown Bjorn as the new rightful king.
Season 6 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 travelling 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 (Jordan Patrick Smith) and Torvi (Georgia Hirst) travel to Iceland to uncover the mystery circling around Floki’s (Gustaf Skarsgård) disappearance and Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø) pursues his personal vendetta against Ivar.
‘Vikings’ comes from creator and sole writer Michael Hirst (‘Elizabeth’, ‘The Tudors’) who also exec producers along with Morgan O’Sullivan of TM Productions (‘The Count of Monte Cristo’, ‘The Tudors’), Sheila Hockin (‘The Tudors’, ‘The Borgias’), John Weber of Take 5 Productions (‘The Tudors’, ‘The Borgias’), Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer, and James Flynn (‘The Tudors’, ‘The Borgias’). Additionally, series regular Katheryn Winnick is set to helm one episode in Season 6, marking her directorial debut.
The 6th and final season of ‘Vikings‘ premieres Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 9PM ET/PT on History in the US. That should mean it will premiere on Amazon Prime UK from Thursday, 5th December 2019, although that has yet to be officially confirmed.
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