For all of you who are fans of the series Vikings, you'll be happy to learn that The History Channel has renewed it for a sixth season! The news comes before the shows fifth season has even premiered.
Season 6 will consist of 20 episodes, and production is scheduled to start this fall in Ireland. I love this show, so I'm super excited that we will at least get one more season after Season 5 comes to an end.
It was also revealed in the report that series regular Katheryn Winnick will make her directorial debut in Season 6, as she is set to helm one episode. So, that's cool!
Series creator Michael Hirst had this to say in a statement:
“It has been my pleasure and my privilege to work with History and our partner MGM over five seasons and 69 episodes of ‘Vikings.’ Now we are ready to begin production of a 20 episode season six that will deliver a huge and unexpected revelation to our audience. There are many reasons why I love this show, not least for the commitment and creativity of everyone involved in making it, but perhaps even more important is the spirit that drives this production – one of the happiest, most collaborative and most authentic productions I have ever been involved with. And so we sail on.”
Eli Lehrer, executive vice president of programming for History added:
“‘Vikings’ has creatively sailed to monumental lengths. The series has evolved from early raids in England, to the heart-stopping death of Ragnar Lothbrok, to the fierce battles of the Great Heathen Army, and now we’ll see the sons of Ragnar exploring and conquering the known world. Michael Hirst has only scratched the surface of his epic saga. We look forward to continuing our partnership with one of the greatest writers in this era of Peak TV and entertaining our viewers with 40 new episodes over the next two seasons.”
Sounds like if the series does well over the next two seasons, we might get to see more! This series always helps fill the void when Game of Thrones isn't on. I'm excited to see what lies in store for the characters in this show over the course of the next two seasons!