'Vikings' season 5B: Here's what you can expect from the forthcoming episodes
So now, with just barely a couple of days left for the show to air, here's everything you need to know about season 5B of 'Vikings'
The historical drama series, 'Vikings' is back this week on Wednesday, November 28, for the second part of its fifth season. The TV series follows legendary Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok and his crew, and later those of his sons. Starting from 2013, when the show first aired on History, the show captured audiences from around the world with its depiction of the Norse warriors.
After four seasons, the season was renewed for its fifth season that consists of 20 episodes. It was then divided into 2 parts, season 5A aired on November 27, 2017, and now the second part will air Wednesday. In an interview with Radio Times, showrunner Michael Hirst revealed there are significant deaths in 5B.
So, now, with just barely a couple of days left for the show to air, here's everything you need to know about season 5B of 'Vikings'.
How many episodes will be there in season 5B?
Season 5B will have a total of 10 episodes. The first episode is titled 'The Revelation’. Apart from this, History has also renewed 'Vikings' for a season 6. Katheryn Winnick will make her directorial debut in one of these episodes.
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Will there be any new cast members in season 5B?
Russian actor Danila Kozlovsky will be a new addition to this season. According to the Metro, Kozlovsky who previously featured in the 2016 movie, 'Vikings', as one of Oleg's successors, will be playing the role of Oleg himself this season. Oleg Novgorod is a Varangian prince from the 10th century who happened to rule the Rus’ people.
Everyone's favorite Uncle Rollo is back, but with a hidden agenda
Rollo has now returned after battle. But it is against his wife's wish that he is traveling back to Kattegatt. He is on his way back there so he can finally make use of the political situation and offer Ivar a deal of becoming trading partners. However, that is not the only thing he is after.
In a recent interview, Hirst said, "Of course, his real reason for going back to Kattegatt is very different and personal and private. And, it is to do with unfinished business as he sees it in his relationship with Lagertha"
"So, the two things come together, obviously. But I have to say, it was lovely to see Rollo back on the screen and headed back to Kattegatt. As he says himself in the very first episode, 'I kind of miss the place,'" Hirst added.
Lagertha undergoes a major change from the previous season
After the finale of season 5A, Lagertha changes after she underwent a huge shock. She becomes a changed woman, and it was revealed she will never be the same person, again. Not just spiritually, but mentally as well. She reinvents herself.
Ivar's reigns will enter into a Dark Age
You would think Ivar will become a better ruler once he is crowned king of Kattegatt. But, sadly, even this season, he will be the antihero who happens to have no sympathy at all. He is still the same complex character we had seen previously. And, his physical disability just pushes him to prove himself. He is hell-bent on proving that he is better than his brothers.
As scenes pass, it tends to get complicated
This season has us wondering who will be the new bromance. We have to wait and see if Lagertha ends up converting Heahmund now that she has him, or will Heahmund end up converting Lagertha? Or will Heahmund end up being kidnapped by another Viking, yet again, in season 5B?