History's 'Vikings' begins to wind down this week

Monday, 02 December 2019 12:00 AM Written by 



The 20-episode, sixth season of period drama "Vikings" kicks off with a two-hour premiere (9-11 p.m. Wednesday) that picks up in the aftermath of the battle between brothers Ivar the Boneless (Alex Hogh Andersen) and Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig).

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Following Bjorn’s victory, he tries to fill his late father’s place as the new king. Ivar takes the Silk Road to Russia where he meets a new nemesis while Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) tries to escape public life on her farm.

Series creator/writer Michael Hirst said he’s always known how the series would end and at 89 episodes total, he’s satisfied the story will be fully told.

This final season of “Vikings” will air in two parts: The 10 hours that begin this week followed by the final 10 episodes that will roll out sometime in 2020.

And then a sequel series set 100 years later and executive produced by Hirst, “Vikings: Valhalla,” will debut on Netflix in late 2020 or early 2021.


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