Finally! Vikings fans have been waiting for a trailer and premiere date for Vikings Season 6, the final season on the History Channel. Today, it was revealed that Vikings Season 6 will start with a two-hour back-to-back episode premiere on Wednesday, December 4 at 9 p.m. Vikings Season 6 will have 20 episodes airing in two parts; the first 10 episodes will air every Wednesday night starting December 4, and the final 10 episodes will air at some point in 2020. Let's hope they don't hold the final episodes until the very end of 2020.
Check out the official Vikings Season 6 trailer:
Bjorn vs. Ivar. According to History's synopsis for Vikings Season 6, after years of turmoil and tragedy, the series reaches its biggest climax yet with the Vikings traveling to never-before-seen locations thousands of miles from Kattegat. They'll meet vicious rivals worthy of their strategic combat and finally face the consequences of Ragnar’s death. The Seer’s visions come to fruition as the final season answers important life-altering questions while making it clear, the war is far from over.
Here's a nice bonus: Lagertha herself -- aka series regular actress Katheryn Winnick -- is making her directorial debut with Vikings Season 6. Speaking of Winnick, the actress also shared what looked like a major Season 6 spoiler a few months ago, so check that out or beware of such spoilers out there.
Showrunner Michael Hirst issued a statement with the final trailer:
There's a fan theory that Travis Fimmel could return as Ragnar for the final season, so we'll have to see about that. What about Rollo? Vikings showrunner Michael Hirst gave CinemaBlend a very intriguing "yes and no" answer to Rollo's return, saying it will be a huge surprise. Whatever happens, we know Rollo's big paternity bombshell last season won't be able to break the powerful bond between Bjorn and Lagertha.
As for Ivar, he made a hasty exit after his defeat in Vikings Season 5, but the battle is clearly not over. Michael Hirst recently talked about Ivar escaping from Kattegat via the back of a wagon. Turns out, he did not know where he was headed at the time, but Hirst explained Ivar's Season 6 journey to TV Guide:
The showrunner also teased a "very different side of Ivar" coming out right at the start of Vikings Season 6:
Vikings Season 6 begins Wednesday, December 4 at 9 p.m. on the History Channel. Here's more of what we know so far about the final season.
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