‘Vikings’ Season 6: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about final season of the epic Norse saga
The action-packed historical drama about Ragnar Lothbrok and his clan will be back with its most-awaited final season, and with a lot more surprises from the story and characters.
A lot has gone down in the small Nordic village of Kattegat and in the lives of Ragnar Lothbrok, his wives, Lagertha and Aslaug, and their four children. There have been many voyages, thrilling adventures and exploits, albeit with limitless bloodshed. After Ragnar Lothbrok, the legendary Viking chieftain dies and leaves the responsibility of Kattegat to Bjorn Ironside, his eldest son, while his younger son, Ivar the Boneless, develops a staunch rivalry against Bjorn and his mother Lagertha. After five successful seasons, the legends of the Vikings will be back with a whole new chapter with a new ruler and a new kingdom
‘Vikings’ Season 6 will premiere on History Channel on Wednesday, December 4 at 9 pm ET/PT, with a special two-hour first episode, followed by 19 episodes until the season finale.
Vikings follows the story of Nordic legend and Viking leader Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) and his exploits across the world. Across the last five seasons, we saw the rise and fall of Ragnar and his oldest son, Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig), his ex-wife Lagertha (Kathryn Winnick) and her rise to power, his brother Rollo’s success as a French Emperor, and the prophecies of The Seer about Kattegat and its ruler coming true.
Season 5 of ‘Vikings’ ended with Ivar the Boneless (Alex Hogh Andersen) attempting to dethrone his half-brother, Bjorn Ironside, but failed. Thereafter, we see him leaving Kattegat, while Bjorn is crowned the ruler. The final season will see Bjorn taking off from where his father left his legacy and guiding his people to further exploits and changing the face of Viking history.
‘Vikings’ has managed to maintain the charm of its ensemble cast with popular actors like Travis Fimmel, Kathryn Winnick, Gustav Skarsgard, Alexander Ludwig, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Clive Standen, Alex Hogh among many others. As the characters saw their demise over the last few seasons, we will now see Alexander, Alex Hogh, Kathryn, Marco IIso, Jordan Patrick Smith, in more prominent roles. But most importantly, it will be Alexander Ludwig and Alex Hogh Andersen, who will steal all the screen space this season.
Alexander plays Bjorn Ironside, Ragnar’s eldest son with his first wife Lagertha (Kathryn). He is a Canadian actor, who has appeared in many successful blockbuster Hollywood movies. He shot to fame with ‘The Hunger Games’ (2012) (for which he received two awards), followed by ‘Lone Survivor’ (2013) and ‘The Final Girls’ (2015), etc. But his best performance to date has been as the adult Bjorn Ironside in Vikings, for which he has received critical acclaim.
Vikings’ (Season 1- 6) is the brainchild of Michael Hirst who conceptualized and recreated the Nordic legends and the Viking characters. Producer and writer Michael is known for his work in Elizabeth (1998) and The Tudors (2007), and similar epic sagas and historical dramas.
Watch the transition of Bjorn Ironside as he changes from an ace warrior to a responsible, ambitious leader.
Where to watch
Season 6 of ‘Vikings’ will air exclusively on History Channel from December 4, 2019.
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