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Vikings is a historical drama television series created and written by Michael Hirst for the History channel. Filmed in Ireland, it premiered on March 3, 2013, in Canada. In January 2019, it was announced that the upcoming 20-episode sixth season, which was ordered on September 12, 2017, ahead of its fifth-season premiere, would be the final season of the series. The sixth season is set to premiere on December 4, 2019. Vikings is inspired by the sagas of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok, one of the best-known legendary Norse heroes and notorious as the scourge of England and France. The show portrays Ragnar as a farmer who rises to fame by successful raids into England, and eventually becomes a Scandinavian King, with the support of his family and fellow warriors. In the later seasons, the series follows the fortunes of his sons and their adventures in England, Scandinavia and the Mediterranean.
The series is inspired by the tales of the Norsemen of early medieval Scandinavia. It broadly follows the exploits of the legendary Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok and his crew, family and descendants, as notably laid down in the 13th-century sagas Ragnars saga Loðbrókar and Ragnarssona þáttr, as well as in Saxo Grammaticus's 12th-century work Gesta Danorum. Norse legendary sagas were partially fictional tales based in the Norse oral tradition, written down about 200 to 400 years after the events they describe. Further inspiration is taken from historical sources of the period, such as records of the Viking raid on Lindisfarne depicted in the second episode, or Ahmad ibn Fadlan's 10th-century account of the Varangians. The series begins at the start of the Viking Age, marked by the Lindisfarne raid in 793.
'Vikings' Season 6 Release Date And More Revealed In Final Trailer
The “Vikings” Season 6 release date has finally been revealed. The final trailer of the TV series was released online, which not only teased the plot of the TV series, but also revealed the premiere date. The final trailer of the TV series was released on Twitter recently. The video came with an announcement that the premiere episode, which will be in December, will be a two hours long special. The video promised a fitting end to the saga of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) and his sons, with massive battles and action sequences. Series creator Michael Hirst said in a statement that he always knew how the show will end, and with Season 6 he believes that they are giving the fans a “proper and definitive ending they so deserve,” TV Line reported. The ending of the show is a “bittersweet” experience, the producer admitted, and he promised that some of the “most ambitious and intensely emotional episodes” will be featured on the show. The plot of “Vikings” Season 6 will be focused on revenge. After facing defeat, the former king Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen) will seek refuge and help in Rus, where Prince Oleg (Danila Kozlovsky) will offer him to join an invasion force to take over all of Scandinavia. Prince Oleg is just as “maniacal” as Ivar, according to TV Guide. Oleg has built a massive fleet of ships and is ready to launch his attack. Some of the biggest action sequences on the show this time around will be of the beach invasion, and the major characters on the show will be involved in this fight, including Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick).
“Vikings” Season 6 release date is on Dec. 4 at 9 p.m. EST. There will be a total of 20 episode on the show. 10 episodes will start airing by the end of the year, and the remaining episodes will air in the later part of 2020.