Vikings Season 5 Release Date | Star Cast | Wiki | Officical HD Trailer | Spoilers | News
Vikings Season 5 Wiki: Vikings which is created and written by Michael Hirst, is one of the most popular television series and watched by many people all over the world. It is a Historical drama TV series which is filmed in Ireland and it was first premiered on March 13th, 2013. It is inspired by the story of the legendary Viking ruler Ragnar Lothbrok and the story revolves around Ragnar’s group of Viking brothers and how he emerges as the ruler of Viking tribes with the help of his family and friends. Ragnar was one of the best known mythological Norse. As his deeds were very inspiring, they were mentioned in Old Norse poetry and several sagas. He was quite fearless as the scourge of England and France and he shows the Norse traditions of being devotional to the gods.
The story has such an interesting storyline that it has bagged some prestigious awards and gained immense popularity among the viewers. The character of the Vikings ruler, Ragnar Lothbrok is played by Travis Fimmel who has successfully played the character and established himself as the exact requirement of the scenarios and has got quite a lot of positive responses for that.
The people running the show have delivered four amazing seasons till date and each one of them has been extremely fascinating.
Vikings Season 1 Wiki
The first season which was first aired on 3rd March 2013, could very well keep up with the expectations of the viewers as it showed how Ragnar could finally figure out the way which would help him to sail his ships towards the west. Another engrossing part of the season was when Earl Haraldson’s future is read, right after which he gets to know about how Ragnar is in search for his death. It also showed Ragnar’s meteoric rise to fame because of his exploits in the English countryside and his authority of his current position as Earl of Kattegat.
Vikings Season 2 Wiki
The second season of the series also left the viewers in awe as it depicted how the Wessex Viking raid is all set to gear up and King Ecbert is in absolute shock, as he gets to know about his new foe. The season also focused on the arguments taking place between Ragnar and King Horik and how King Ecbert eyes on an entirely new alliance. It gave us the opportunity to watch him tackle the challenges of ruling an Aett (or clan). Season 2 also deals with matters of faith, family, and international relations in an unforgiving era.
Vikings Season 3 Wiki
And the third season stressed on Ragnar’s embarking on an all-new journey of a king, and the ups and downs faced by his ex-wife Legertha, son Bjorn, brother Rollo and princess Aslaug. The gripping family saga of Ragnar, Legertha, Rollo and Bjorn continued as alliances and their loyal friendships were questioned, faith was catechized and relationships were strained. Vikings focussed on the extraordinary tales of the lives and epic adventures of these warriors and portrayed life in the dark Ages, a world ruled by raiders and explorers, through the Vikings society.
However, viewers were extremely overwhelmed when Vikings Season 4 hit the television screens as it took the story to another level. The season depicted the return of Ragnar and his band of Viking brothers to Kattegat and another thing which the viewers had to look forward to the fourth installment was the budding closeness between Ragnar and his new slave Yidu.
Vikings Season 4 Recap: The Passing of Ragnar and Ecbert
The fourth season was equally awe-inspiring and shocking to all the fans watching the series because of all the deaths of main characters. After many seasons of riding, battling and outwitting everyone else around him, it was the end for Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel). After returning to Wessex to seek revenge on King Ecbert (Linus Roache), Ragnar’s plans fell through when the waters overtook his boats and marooned him and his few men.Ragnar then began plotting his own death, striking a deal with Ecbert. This allowed his son Ivar (Alex Hogh Andersen) to return home and tell his brothers of Ecbert’s mercy, forcing them to seek revenge on King Aelle (Ivan Kaye) instead. But Ragnar secretly told his son to target Ecbert in his final moments with Ivar, marking one final and the secret twist of fate for the Viking king.
As a prisoner, Ragnar was hoisted up in a cage, tortured and dropped into a pit of poisonous snakes while Ecbert watched from below. The way Ragnar was thrown into his grave with venomous snakes all over his body might have been extremely disturbing for his fans but Raganar did not fail to play his cards while on the death bed. Ragnar was giving the ultimate strength to his son Ivar when he said him that he should emerge as a powerful leader. It was tumultuous ending for a man who had killed so many individuals over the years.
Later Ecbert finally made his son Aethelwulf the ultimate king of Wessex. However, Ecbert became disappointed by the circumstances and he figured out only one solution to ultimate peace which drew him to commit suicide. And Aelle’s death caused due to the punishment of Blood Eagle was also one of the interesting parts of the season.
Another shocking death of the season 4 must be the death of Helga. She was known for loving Floki immensely and her disappearance from his life is surely going to make Floki’s journey tough. But Helga was killed by the same girl whom she adopted during a raid in Spain.
- Later on, Lagertha killed Aslaug, which was again shocking to the viewers, for the throne of Norway after which she did rise to the ultimate glory.
- Even Ragnar and Aslaug’s third son Sigurd was killed in that season by none other than Ivar when he was opposing of getting departed from his brothers.
- Though they will be missed by many viewers in the upcoming season, let’s have a look at the cast of the season 5 who will make the series interesting and will be at the center of the story.
Vikings Season 5 Air Date | Release Date
After witnessing tremendous response by the viewers for all the 4 seasons of interesting and gut-wrenching episodes, the production of season 5 was predictable. It showed the powerful portrayal of the life of Ragnar Lothbrok and his family members. The show runners have already started the production of the Vikings season 5 and it is believed that Vikings Season 5 will hit the television screens somewhere around November 2017. The official and the final release date have not been declared by the makers of the show yet. Therefore, the wait is still on and the fans are anxiously waiting for the season to kick-start as soon as possible and get an insight into it.
Vikings Season 4 had hit the television screens on 18th February 2016 while the second part of the installment started from 30th November 2016. The final episode of the installment titled as “The Reckoning” depicted the death of Sigurd which was caused by Ivar. The fourth season of the historical drama television series concluded on February 1, 2017, with a cliff-hanger. Fans believe that Vikings Season 4 was the most intense installment in the series and are badly waiting for another season.
Vikings Season 5 Cast and Crew
For any award-winning television series, the cast plays the most important role. These characters can bring alive any character they play for the series and can win hearts of so many people all over the world. Only they can establish the identity with some supreme and intense acting and bring out the scenes with some excellence. Now, the historical drama which started just a few years back has some excellent cast that they have already created space in millions of viewers and fans as the fans have smiled and wept together with those characters.
As the 5th season of Vikings is expected to start later this year, fans are extremely impatient and enthusiastic to know which character will play the important role and which character will take the limelight.
Vikings Season 5 Expected Cast
Ivar : Viking leader and commander
Ivar, the fourth son of Ragnar slogged to walk in Wessex when he had gone with his father to the South of Great Britain. He was influenced by Ragnar to kill
Therefore, it can be anticipated that Ivar and Heahmund’s ultimate rivalry will be the driving force in Vikings Season 5. Ivar will be seen raiding all over the world and proceed towards becoming one of the strong leaders as his father Ragnar. It is very much obvious that Ivar will be playing some important role in the upcoming season 5 of Vikings by the showrunners and it can be anticipated that he will be the driving force for this season.
Bjorn : Son of Ragnar and Lagertha
Bjorn, son of Ragnar and Lagertha will be seen battling great fights in season 5. At the season 4, he wanted to keep exploring the Mediterranean sea. He will also be seen to fulfill his father’s wishes in the upcoming season. So, fans will be witnessing his fight with the same zeal and dedication which his father had in the last 4 seasons. And sources have also highlighted that in memories of his father, Bjorn along with his half-brother Ubbe will be witnessed hunting for rich lands in order to farm on it as Ragnar always believed in it. He is quite intelligent and determined and made a name for himself, following in his father Ragnar’s footsteps as a warrior, leader, and explorer.
Heahmund : Bishop of Sherborne
Bishop Heahmund was introduced at the end of season four and will be seen forming his own army in the fifth installment of Vikings to defend whenever Ivar attacks with his full army. It is portrayed by Jonathan Rhys Meyers and the character of Bishop Heahmund will be highly emphasized in Vikings Season 5. He has very good acting skills and so fans will be eagerly waiting to see what Joanthan has in store for them in the upcoming season.
Floki : Trickster and Boat Builder
Floki is already gut-wrenched due to the brutal death of Helga in the 4th season. Helga was known to love him immensely and her death is surely going to affect him this season. Floki is a boat builder and also is a closest and trustworthy friend of Ragnar Lothbrok. Floki is also a very able and knowledgeable shipwright, creating the long ship which allows Ragnar to travel west into Britain. He secretly builds Vikings long boats for their voyage across the ocean westward. It has been predicted that he might discover Iceland in this upcoming season. Thus getting an opportunity to manufacture Vikings Longboats and sailing them out might be helpful for Floki.
Rollo : Prince of Frankia and brother of Ragnar
As fans know Rollo Siggurdsson is the older brother of Ragnar Lothbrok. He was a fearsome Viking warrior but he has gone through a lot of struggles. He was first introduced to the viewers in the season 1 of ‘Rites of Passage’ episode. Throughout the Viking series, he has been shown to be a believer of Gods. He had love/hate relationship with his brother Ragnar. Everyone has always admired his brother and Rollo for once just wants to taste some of the limelight and to just get out of Ragnar's shadow. This leads Rollo to become so impatient that he ends up betraying his brother for the second time, which leads to him and his brother eventually have a violent face off.
King Harald : king of Vestfold and Rogaland
He is the king of Vestfold and Rogaland. We have already seen the Scandinavian warlord falling for a girl named Ellisif. She once told him that she will only end up marrying him if he becomes the king of Norway. But King Harald’s love interest kept thinking that he will never be able to triumph the throne of Norway and got hitched to an early. Herald finally figured out the intentions of her mind but a twist in the plot line came in when Harald killed the earl. This made the Ellisif extremely revengeful as she wanted to kill Herald but she pretended to apologize just to be in his good books so that she can eventually fetch her ultimate goal.
But, she could not hide her intentions for a longer period of time as Harald’s brother Halfdan figured it out and ended up killing her. Harald has an excessive emotional attachment with his brother Halfdan and is known for bestowing immense love on him. He had joined Ragnar in season 4 and accompanied him to Paris for raiding the city. And on the other hand, he also shook hands with Bjorn to raid the Mediterranean Sea. Harald is definitely going to be one of the central characters of Vikings Season 5.
Margrethe: Princess of Kattegat
She is the princess of Kattegat. She was a former slave of Aslaug but freed later on. She has been shown as Lagertha’s second-in-command along with Torvi in the trailer of the upcoming installment so she would be pretty much in limelight in the next season of Vikings. She is said to be a shared lover of the sons of Ragnar which she has never complained of but Hvitserk has an enormous soft corner for her as he is deeply in love with Margrethe. Ivar sees her having an intercourse with Ubbe. He also silently watches her having sex with Hvitserk and Sigurd in the forest. He becomes jealous and asks his brothers to lose his virginity to her to which they both agree. They eventually end up in the bed but Ivar could not satisfy her.
Pleading guilty she said that she will always talk about his virility. Margrethe is later seen making love to Ubbe, until Astrid enters the room with some warriors. She apologises for having to arrest him. Margrethe visits Sigurd and Ubbe in their cell where the oldest brother attacks her, pushing her against the wall and holding her by the neck. He asks Margrethe why she betrayed him and she says that Lagertha told her to so but she doesn't know why but that she wanted them out of Kattegat.
Later, when Ubbe sees Margrethe again, she demands forgiveness but he says that she is a slave and he doesn't hate her. Ubbe later frees her and they marry, though Margrethe still loves both Ubbe and Hvitserk. Ubbe allows her to continue seeing Hvitserk, though she wants to make sure that Ubbe will not be jealous. He insists he will not be and the three of them retire to make love together. It would be interesting to see how things go for Margrethe in the season 5.
The Oracle Of Kategart
Seer being the oracle of Kategart, has supernatural powers and so he can predict future. He also has the power to converse with Gods and figure out what is going to happen in the life of a person. The Vikings think that their fate has been already written due to which they have been often witnessed asking Seer about their future. The Seer is devoted to the Norse gods and has an impertinent persona. He also seems very aged, and possibly with great direct life experiences as much wisdom from the gods. He sees other religions as a threat to his religion like Floki thinks for his religion.
Seer will be seen hitting the upshot of Ragnar’s demise in season 5 as he says “The consequences of Ragnar’s death are not yet played out” in the sneak peek video of Vikings Season 5. Therefore, he might reveal the future or the turmoil which are going to take place much before its occurrence.
Aethelwulf : King of Wessex and Mercia
He is the king of Wessex and Mercia. He is determined to be a good man, a dutiful son, and a strong warrior and future king, although he lacks the political intelligence of his father Ecbert His manipulative father King Ecbert, worsens his violent temper which he possesses. Ecbert knowingly uses Aethelwulf's blind loyalty, as well as his battle prowess, to fulfill his own ambitions and commit brutal acts by his orders. Aethelwulf leads the razing of the Viking settlement, an act later shown to be all part of Ecbert's plan and essentially is Ecbert’s thug.
His latest appearance was in “The Reckoning”. He and Judith get married which she thinks is politically motivated but eventually, they both become lovers after Aethelwulf risks his life rescuing her and her son from enemy forces and brings back to safety in Wessex. Aethelwulf was already handed over a land by his father in season 4 and now it has been predicted that he might join Bishop and make a possible attack on Denmark. And witnessing him becoming one of the pivotal characters of Vikings Season 5 will be extremely intriguing.
Astrid : Third-in-command To queen Lagertha
She is third-in-command to Queen Lagertha. Astrid is introduced in the second half of season as part of Lagertha’s court at Hedeby. Astrid is a strong shield maiden, who's inspired by Lagertha. She's intelligent and gives the impression of being loyal to her Queen, all the while having sex with Queen’s son. And it is quite obvious that she will be seen getting over protective towards Lagertha yet again in Vikings Season 5, especially when she gets threats from Ragnar’s sons. And we can also see Torvi, Astrid and Lagertha coming together for their desires yet again in Vikings Season 5.
He is Ragnar and Aslaug’s first son. He first appeared in ‘Invasion’. He has grown up hearing the tales of his father’s bravery glory. He is sharp and assertive and his loyalty to his father is unquestionable along with his loyalty to his brothers which his mother is not comfortable with.
He is the second son of Ragnar and Aslaug. He and Ubbe have a very good relationship and likely looks up to him. He has grown up without his father so he has become very angry and short tempered.
Vikings Speculations and Spoilers
The viewers have been anxiously waiting for the start of the new season which might get aired in the later part of 2017.After the twists and turns in the 4th season of Vikings, fans have only become more excited and are waiting to know the circumstances which would take place in the upcoming season. The viewers saw Rollo getting back to Normandy in Vikings Season 4 due to which they wonder whether the character is ever going to come back on the show. Even the sneak peek video of the next season which came out quite a few days back did not even depict a glance of Rollo which made the doubts stronger.
But all the Clive Standen fans had a reason to sigh when the actor himself confirmed the return of Rollo on the fifth season of Vikings. He not only cleared the doubts of people but also hinted that this time the viewers are going to witness something different about his character, rather an all new Rollo. This makes us think what different he would do or would he reveal something about himself? We can only know when the season starts.
He had once attacked Kattegat by sending a troop of the army out there so a tiff may also take place between Lagertha and Harald in the next installment. But it could not be hidden from Lagertha for a longer span of time as she soon got to know about the attack that was made by Harald and now she is quite aware of Harald’s wish of becoming the ultimate king of Norway.
- Everyone knows how king Harald has been eyeing the throne of Norway. The fans have already seen him accompanying Ragnar to raid Paris and Bjorn to raid the Mediterranean Sea and the sneak peek video of the upcoming installment has also depicted Harald wearing a typical crown which is generally worn when someone becomes the King of Norway. He is also seen laughing away to glory in that particular scene, so does that mean that Harald will finally achieve his ultimate motto in Vikings Season 5?
- As the ideologies of both the brothers differ to a great extent, a major brawl might also emerge between Ivar and Bjorn in the upcoming season of Vikings. Both Bjorn and Ivar want to raid all over the world but Ivar believes in violence and killing people, while Bjorn is fond of farming and follows the footsteps of Ragnar.
- Floki is expected to discover Iceland in Vikings Season 5 and the speculation emerged as it has been teased in the sneak peak video of the installment. Helga’s death in Vikings season 4 was extremely disturbing for Floki but something may turn out to be in his favor in the next installment. And another rumor associated with Floki is that he may once again end up marrying someone.
- A scene of Ivar taking his revenge from Margrethe in Vikings Season 5 could also be witnessed in the season 5. Ivar is extremely agitated with her because Ivar figured out that he could not sexually pacify her on the bed due to which he wanted to kill Margrethe right away. So, Margrethe is also going to be in the limelight in Vikings Season 5.
As Seer predicted the death of Lagertha, even she could be in the limelight and reports suggest that she may take her last breathe in the Vikings season 5. Season 4 of Vikings showed the deaths of several important characters and we can expect more of it in the next installment as well.
Vikings Season 5 Official HD Trailer
The battle between Ivar and Bishop Heahmund’s army men would be one of the most discussed speculations which are surely going to take place in the next installment. Bishop made his very first appearance in second part of season 4 and the warrior of England may capture Hvitserk and Ubbe in Vikings Season 5. On the other hand, the sneak peek video of the upcoming season portrayed Bishop slashing the head of a person who resembled Ubbe from the back. So does that mean that the fans are going to witness the death of Ubbe in Vikings Season 5?
However, the video of Viking Season 5 also depicted the funeral of Sigurd as everyone gathers in front of his grave. So, does that mean fans can witness another death in the early part of the season?
The season 5 of Vikings can become the most intriguing and surprising season with many twists and turns to the storyline. And if all the speculations turn out to be true then the fans are in for a treat and they would be more anxiously waiting for all the episodes to be aired.