'Vikings' Season 6: What's next for our favorite seafaring warriors as the saga wraps up
Alexander Ludwig has made a blockbuster entry into Hollywood, Katheryn Winnick has directed two series and Gustaf Skarsgard will feature in a horrifying tale of two journalists
The beloved 'Vikings' will come to an end after season 6, which will likely premiere at the end of this year. Ready or not to say goodbye, fans can at least look forward to the finale, and even re-binge on the entire saga of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) and his sons. However, the 'Vikings' stars have to move on, even if we are caught in the 'Vikings' fever, which to be honest, we may never get over.
While we may not see Katheryn Winnick as shieldmaiden Lagertha again and Alexander Ludwig as the Casanova Bjorn Ironside, we will see them in various other avatars and we are so ready for it. After filming for the last installment wrapped up at the end of last year and Winnick got her directorial debut, the stars have moved on to newer shores. Here's what they are up to next.
This February, we saw him reunite with his 'Vikings' dad, Fimmel, and on Valentine's Day, he shared an Instagram shot with his new co-stars, the gang from 'Bad Boys For Life,' alongside Vanessa Hudgens, Charles Melton, and Kristy Dawn Dinsmore. This gives a sneak peek to where the eldest son of Ragnar is headed next, the big screen of course. He will be seen in the upcoming blockbuster movie 'Bad Boys For Life' alongside Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, slated to release in 2020.
He will also be seen in two other major films namely 'Midway,' which is currently in post-production, reportedly, and will premiere in November. 'Midway' will tell the story of the Battle of Midway. 'Peace,' another wartime film, has also Ludwig starring, but there's no news on its release date.
Besides making her directorial debut in the upcoming season of 'Vikings,' and starring in Netflix's latest movie 'Polar,' Winnick is slated to feature in another upcoming TV series where we will see some Lagertha in her new role.
Starring in 'Wu Assassins,' alongside Iko Uwais, the 41-year-old actress will play Christine Gavin in a story that follows the last Wu Assassin (Kai Jin, played by Uwais), searching for the powers of an ancient triad to restore balance in Chinatown. Added to this, Winnick has directed episodes for Wu Assassins as well, which means the Canadian actress is getting comfortable behind the camera as well and there's so much more to look forward to.
We aren't sure about Floki's fate in 'Vikings,' but Skarsgard will be seen next in '438 Days,' a Swedish film that centers on the real-life story of journalists Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson. In 2011, the pair illegally crossed the border from Somalia into Ethiopia and were captured by the Ethiopian Army and imprisoned for 11 years. They were released after '438 days,' and their experiences were made into a book which has now been adapted on screen.
'Vikings' may be the end of Ragnar's and Bjorn's and Lagertha's tale, but it definitely isn't the end of our favorite actors. Look at Fimmel after he was killed in season 4, he was spotted making an entry into the big screen with 'Warcraft,' and 'Danger Close.'