There are some changes ahead for History’s hit drama series Vikings.
Filled with calamity, revenge and death, as usual, it will not continue on a new night and time airing on Wednesdays, one hour earlier at 9pm Vikings will premiere November 30 at 9/8c.
Led by Travis Fimmel (War Craft), the historical based drama moves to Wednesday nights for part two of Vikings Season 4.
After being defeated in a monumental battle in Paris against his brother Rollo (Clive Standen), Ragnar disappeared following his humiliating loss. Vikings then took an enormous leap forward during the midseason finale, time-jumping to a new era in its characters’ lives.
In the midseason premiere, Ragnar’s reappearance in Kattegat triggers a chain of events no one – except the Seer – could have ever imagined. He unexpectedly arrives home to see what has become of his sons and to handle unfinished business in Wessex with King Ecbert (Linus Roache).
Meanwhile, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) plans a power play in Kattegat and Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) prepares to fulfill his long-held dream to explore the Mediterranean in a sleek new boat built for him by Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård).
“This season is monumental and unlike anything we’ve ever done,” said Michael Hirst, creator and writer.
“We’ve propelled Vikings to the topmost level of historical drama as we follow storylines inspired by real life events such as Bjorn Ironside sailing through the Mediterranean and Ivar the Boneless becoming the most feared warrior of all time. It’s not a story of one man, but a saga of Ragnar and his sons.”
Vikings remains a top ten cable scripted drama (Live+SD) and within Live +7 delivery garnered 4.3 million total viewers, 2.1 million A25-54 and 1.8 million A18-49 during its season four ten week run in the spring.
Vikings Season 5 is currently in production in Ireland as Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Myers (The Tudors) joins the cast.
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Wednesdays used to be a little bit more open, but as of late, they're becoming one of the best nights for watching TV. Vikings, however, are known for their raids, so the competition best be on the lookout!
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