More plundering by History's 'Vikings'

Monday, 27 November 2017 12:00 AM Written by 

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Kicking off with a two-hour fifth season premiere, “Vikings” (9 p.m. Wednesday, History), will take its characters into uncharted lands.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“The Tudors”) has joined the cast as Bishop Heahmund but the story of the late Ragnar’s family continues, too.

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Ivar the Boneless (Alex Hogh Andersen) leads the Great Heathen Army while Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) reigns as queen of Kattegat. Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) heads to the Mediterranean. Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard), mourning the loss of his wife, submits himself to the will of the Gods.

Created and written entirely by Michael Hirst (“The Tudors”), “Vikings” has been a hit for History, averaging 7.8 million viewers per episode last season across all platforms.

This post originally appeared in the print edition of the Sunday Post-Gazette Magazine section.

 

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