ExpressUK: Vikings viewers don’t have long to wait for the final season of the show later this year, but it looks like Lagertha actor Katheryn Winnick is gearing up to work on her follow-up show. Fans have a tough journey ahead of them this year.
While they are receiving another season of the show later this year, season six has been confirmed as the final outing for the show.
The Vikings story has certainly come a long way – beginning with Ragnar Lothbrok (played by Travis Fimmel) and now venturing into the battle between his sons. But although Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) and Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen) are to be the focus of the final season, Lagertha actor Katheryn Winnick may be gearing up to appear in the upcoming spin-off show.
The Vikings spin-off was announced last year when the news about season six being the show’s final appearance was revealed by History. But at the moment no details surrounding the spin-off have been revealed, nor has any news been reported on who will appear in it.
Katheryn recently spoke about the beginning of her character to Entertainment Tonight. She explained she asked Vikings showrunner Michael Hirst to make a character who would “challenge” her.
“Hirst wrote me, just recently, an email, and remembered that conversation, and it brought tears to my eyes. I’m just so blessed that I’ve had that opportunity to have a character that people worldwide recognise and look up to, especially right now, with everything that’s happening with the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up.”
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TV GUIDE – Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) isn’t going to let Ivar (Alex Høgh) off that easily. In this exclusive sneak peek of Vikings’ midseason premiere, the shieldmaiden and her closest allies — Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig), Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith), Torvi (Georgia Hirst) and Heahmund (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) — confer about what to do now that Ivar is King of Kattegatt and out for blood.
As they quickly eliminate fleeing anywhere in Scandinavia given the likelihood that Ivar’s scouts would find and kill them in only a matter of weeks, things look grim for the former queen. “I refuse to accept that this is the end of my story, to be captured, humiliated and killed by Ivar. No. I am worth more than that,” Lagertha declares.
But without an army to fight Ivar, the group remains at an impasse. That is, until Heahmund offers up one solution: go to England. The warrior bishop says that he believes he could convince King Aethelwulf (Moe Dunford) into sparing their lives in exchange for the promise to fight for him against other Vikings. Of course, what Heahmund doesn’t know is that his old pal Aethelwulf died and has been succeeded by his son Alfred (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo), who may or may not be as easy to manipulate into a deal.
Vikings returns Wednesday at 9/8c on History. Find out more of what to expect of the back half of Season 5 right here.
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