MetroUK: Vikings star Katheryn Winnick is making moves as she continues to work on top secret project post-season six. With the final season of Vikings on the way, Katheryn is looking to future and turning her hand to getting behind the camera.
The actress, who played Lagertha on the History Channel show, teased a production meeting on her social media, revealing to fans that she’s got something exciting in the works.
In a black and white video on her Instagram Stories, captioned Kat Scratch Inc, Katheryn filmed herself sat round a table with three men who were working away on computers.
As the short video ended, she zoomed in on a laptop screen which appeared to hint at what she is getting to work on. On the computer a title card for a project called Silent can be seen, which is ‘inspired by actual events’.
The star previously hinted at an amazing ending for Lagertha.
CARTERMATT – Fresh off her time directing on Vikings earlier this year, it looks as though Katheryn Winnick is taking her talents her latest project.
In a new post on Instagram (see below), Winnick confirmed that she will be helming an episode of her upcoming Netflix series Wu Assassins, which she is also starring in. For those who haven’t heard too much about the new series just yet, take a look at the official series logline:
“Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown, [Wu Assassins] follows Kai Jin, who becomes the latest and last Wu Assassin, chosen to round up the powers of an ancient triad and restore balance once again.”
This is a series that will be looking to bring a lot of action and intrigue to the aforementioned streaming provider, and Winnick’s experience with this sort of subject matter on Vikings may make her a more-than-suitable director here.
This news about Katheryn directing is certainly coming at a time when her name could be increasingly in the headlines. After all, season 5 of Vikings is returning to History next month, and all signs point to it being a critical installment for her character of Lagertha (pictured above). We anticipate some great performances from her there; the episode of Vikings Winnick directed is a part of the upcoming sixth season, which we imagine will air at some point in 2019. However, nothing is confirmed as of yet.
As for Wu Assassins, we’re anticipating that it could launch on Netflix next year — the irony here is that depending on the specific premiere dates, we could end up seeing her directorial debuts on both shows at around the same time, despite one filming much earlier than the other.
It is likely that the Season 5 return date will also be announced during the ‘Vikings’ panel at SDCC 2018
INQUISITR – Fans of History Channel’s Vikings have been anxiously awaiting news on the return date for Season 5 of the hit historical drama series. Now, with San Diego Comic-Con scheduled for this weekend, it seems likely a premiere date will be announced then.
According to the San Diego Comic-Con blog, the Vikings panel will be held in Ballroom 20 on Friday, July 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Vikings guests will include Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Clive Standen (Rollo), Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn Ironside), Alex Hogh Andersen (Ivar the Boneless), Georgia Hirst (Torvi), and Vikings creator and writer, Michael Hirst.
Normally in the Vikings panel, details emerge of what fans can expect moving forward in the upcoming season as well as being presented with a trailer filled with new footage. History Channel’s press release has already confirmed that a new trailer will air during the Vikings panel at San Diego Comic-Con, so fans will be able to see new footage of the Season 5 return. It is likely this trailer will also reveal the premiere date, although this hasn’t been officially confirmed yet.
In addition to the Vikings panel, every year at San Diego Comic-Con, History Channel put on some pretty amazing events. For example, last year’s San Diego Comic-Con Vikings event saw a replica of a Viking funeral procession. This year, fans of the show can get their future told by the Seer in a special Vikings booth. According to the press release from History Channel, the details are below.
EW – A new promo for Vikings seems to be taking a page from the Time’s Up movement.
The topical trailer for the History Channel series sees Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) delivering a rousing monologue that could’ve come straight from a Golden Globes’ acceptance speech.
“What is a woman’s place in this world?” asks the Queen of Kattegat. “Is it to be docile? Compliant? Or simply silent? No. The gods have bigger plans for you, I swear it. You are bold. You are strong. You are cunning. You are wise. You are sharp from keeping constant watch. You are powerful for making your voice heard. Your place may be as a warrior or as queen, but only you hold the reins to that destiny. So, be bold, and the gods will carry you to greatness with no one strong enough to stop you.”
At Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards, women wore black to show solidarity for the Time’s Up initiative, which aims to support female equality and fight sexual harassment. Many of the acceptance speeches also centered on female and minority empowerment.
Vikings airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on the History Channel. Watch the powerful promo above.
ET CANADA – Fans are anxiously awaiting the upcoming fifth season of “Vikings”, and the History channel had some phenomenal news to announce on Tuesday by revealing the show has been picked up for a 20-episode sixth season.
Season five of “Vikings” will kick off with a two-part premiere on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on History, followed by eight episodes airing each Wednesday after that. The second half of the season is scheduled to air in 2018.
Meanwhile, production of the sixth season is slated to begin this fall in Ireland, and fans of shieldmaiden Lagertha will be in for a special treat with news that Canadian-born star Katheryn Winnick will go behind the camera to make her directorial debut with a season-six episode.
EW – The Vikings panel at San Diego Comic-Con is always a raucous affair, but expect an especially wild time with the HISTORY series this year. Coming off a radical season that saw major characters depart the series, this year’s Vikings panel will include longtime stars Katheryn Winnick, Gustaf Skarsgard, and Alexander Ludwig, along with new key figure Alex Hogh Anderson (who plays devious rising conqueror Ivar) and the show’s creator Michael Hirst.
But Vikings is also staging a major event: An honest-to-god Viking Funeral, complete with a procession through the Gaslamp Quarter on Friday afternoon. The funeral will culminate at 7 p.m. local time with a pyrotechnic display on a 45-foot Viking longship, on the waterfront behind the Convention Center at Embarcadero Marina Park South. (Anyone who attends the latter can pick up their own Viking drinking horn.)
In addition, the cast will take over EW’s Snapchat account all day Friday for an inside look at all their goings on throughout the day (yes, including that Viking Funeral). Follow along by adding EWSnaps on Snapchat.