The fifth series of Vikings arrives on the History channel next week, with an epic storyline that tells of “startling alliances and unbelievable betrayals as the Vikings fight to rule the world.”
Amazon Prime Video customers have already had a chance to watch the latest episodes, but those without a Prime subscription can now catch up with the action each week from April 16th by tuning to Sky channel number 130, Virgin Media channel 270 and channel number 327 on BT TV and TalkTalk.
Created by Michael Hirst who also created The Tudors, the series retells the legends of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok and his sons and has proven a big hit for History, currently enjoying a rating of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.
It’s also spawned a range of official merchandise, including T-Shirts, mugs, posters, DVDs and Blu-rays and, we learn from Bestcasino, which lists the best casinos on the web, there’s even an officially licensed Vikings themed slot game.
The fifth season sets the scene for the show’s sixth and final run which is expected to debut later this year and there’s growing speculation that Ragnar, played by Travis Fimmel, could return in some form for the show’s swansong, despite having been killed off in season four.
That speculation has been fuelled (and we suspect actively encouraged) both by the sixth season’s official trailer which features Katheryn Winnick’s Lagertha speaking about the late King:
— #Vikings (@HistoryVikings) January 31, 2019
and by an Instagram post from Alexander Ludwig, who plays Ragnar’s son Bjorn in the series, showing him and Fimmel having lunch together.
Previous seasons have arrived on Prime Video 24 hours after they’ve debuted stateside on History and it’s likely the same arrangements will continue for season six, meaning UK fans won’t have to wait long after their American counterparts to see how the show wraps up and whether those theories come to pass.
Either way, it won’t be long before fans see Fimmel back on their screens as he’s been cast in the lead role in Ridley Scott’s upcoming TNT series Raised by Wolves which is almost certain to get picked up here in the UK.