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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TV INSIDER – The wait is nearly over for fans of History’s hit Vikings.
Announced during the Comic-Con 2018 panel moderated by TV Guide Magazine’s Kate Hahn, this series from Tudors writer Michael Hirst, will make its midseason 5 premiere later this year on Wednesday, November 28.
Starring Alexander Ludwig, Gustaf Skarsgård, Katheryn Winnick, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, among others, the historical saga last saw the Lothbrok family’s divide deepen. And the midseason premiere will pick up with the arrival of Viking legend Dike Rollo (Clive Standen), who stirs up more trouble in Kattegat, which is still reeling from Ivar the Boneless’s (Alex Høgh Andersen) new role as King.
While Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) and Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) escape Ivan’s forces with Bishop Heahmund (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), dark times are still ahead in this new Scandinavia.
Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård), in the meantime, will battle the elements of Iceland as well as his “settlers’ desire for revenge,” in order to survive the harsh landscape.
Check out the full trailer below and make sure to stay tuned for more midseason premiere details as they arise.
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.