EW – Ragnar Lothbrok died last season on Vikings, and while his fractious family avenged him by the finale, the great king’s presence is felt strongly in the trailer for the show’s fifth season. Debuted at the epic History series’ Comic-Con panel on Friday, the preview promises a full-blown civil war amongst Ragnar’s family, with devious Ivar announcing “a war between brothers” as he plots to overthrow Lagertha’s rule.
The fifth season will debut on Nov. 29. As Entertainment Weekly exclusively revealed, the new batch of episodes will send characters all over the map. Bjorn will ride a camel through the desert. Ivar will battle Bishop Heahmund (played by new series regular Jonathan Rhys Meyers) in England. Floki will set off on his own journey, which will take him to Iceland. But many of the characters will also join together for a climactic battle. How climactic? As Lagertha says at the end of the trailer, “The end of our world is here.”
Zap2It – With so much of pop culture obsessing over why we aren’t seeing strong, fierce females, perhaps they should turn their attention to Katheryn Winnick — and no, we aren’t referring to the character she plays on “Vikings.”
The Canadian beauty, best known for playing the imposing Viking figure Lagertha, posted a video clip to her Instagram on Tuesday (June 3). “Checked this off my bucket list,” she writes alongside the intense (some might say: insane) sight of a Great White being lured towards her as it throttles a cage with the actress inside.
In the clip, you can hear a male voice scream the F-word very loudly — and we’d have to say, we’re with him. Leaping clear out of the water, the shark seems to be the length of the cage itself. But notice that you never hear a female voice shrieking — because much like her character, Winnick is not easily intimidated.
“Shark diving with the Great White Sharks,” writes the 38-year-old actress and animal lover, using the hashtags #justdoit and #shark-conservation from what she identifies as the waters off Cape Town, South Africa.
Although relatively short in stature, Winnick is an imposing figure. She began training in martial arts at the age of seven, obtained her first black belt at 13, and by 21 she had founded 3 different martial arts schools. So, that Great White might not realize who he’s messing with.
— Vikings on HISTORY (@HistoryVikings) June 7, 2016