Vikings Renewed Season 5

Vikings Gets Supersized Season 4, Premiere Date, 'Last Supper'-y Poster

Vikings will be quantifiably bloodier than ever in Season 4.

The History channel has announced that the period drama’s upcoming run will premiere Thursday, Feb. 18 at 10/9c — and run for a full 20 episodes, adding four hours to its original tally.

Ah, but there’s always a “catch”: Viewers will get 10 episodes in a row before there’s a break, with the second half to air sometime later in 2016. AKA a “split season.”

Per the cabler, Season 3 of Vikings culminated with the battle in Paris, where Ragnar seized victory from the jaws of defeat — but still returns to Kattegat dangerously ill. Thoughts of his death galvanize the forces who seek to succeed him as king, including his wife Queen Aslaug and his oldest son, Bjorn. Meanwhile, Lagertha continues power struggles with her calculating, former second in command, Kalf; Rollo betrays his Vikings heritage by remaining in Frankia; and Floki is seized for his brutal actions to the Christian priest Athelstan.

Joining the cast this season is Peter Franzén (The Gunman) as King Harold Finehair, a complex character who seeks to be King of Norway and a potential threat to Ragnar; Jasper Pääkkönen (Jet Trash) as Halfdan The Black, King Harold’s violent brother; and Dianne Doan (Descendants) as Yidu, a completely different character within the world of the Vikings who fascinates Ragnar.

Click to zoom the Season 4 key art below:
Vikings-season-4-poster

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18 Comments
  1. Ded says:

    Can’t wait. Love Vikings!

  2. johnhelvete says:

    On the waiting list at my local library to get the season 3 DVD of Vikings. Wasnt exactly keen on the show doing a 16 episode season to begin with, but I suppose it could be looked at as two separate 10 episode seasons.

  3. kukumo says:

    SO they are replacing Athelstan with a woman?

  4. Gerald says:

    Fantastic

  5. Spence says:

    So pumped for this, Vikings is consistently one of the best dramas on TV!

  6. Ally Oop says:

    Such an underrated show. It’s so good yet never gets nominated for any awards.

  7. Bill says:

    That’s dumb. Why not just renew it for a fifth season and the second half of four can just be called 5. Unless the break is only a month or two which I doubt

    • rinaex says:

      Contracts may be up, who knows, and this is a way of getting extra episodes without having to renegotiate with the actors.

  8. Lucy says:

    Did anyone happen to notice. In the Jesus story two people DO betray Jesus. Peter and Judas. Now if you look at the seating. Floki is in the seat of Judas. Now, Aslaug is in the place of St. John and Peter would be Ivar. So if you follow the Davinci painting it will be IVAR and Floki who are the betrayers. Now Rollo is in a very interesting position. He looks like Matthew the Tax collector. Is he paying a “tax” to Ragnar. Gisla is in the positon of Simon the Zealot. Jesus turned water into wine at the wedding of Simon the Zealot. That was Jesus first miracle. So perhaps, Gisla and Rollo team up because they both love Frankia. Bjorn is in the position of Thomas the doubter. We know the real Bjorn did not convert to Christianity.(the doubter) Perhaps, he will be usurped by Ivar. Now in the Davinci code book by Dan Brown, Aslaug is in the position of Mary Magdeline. The funny thing about this is that GISLA is the carrier of the Merovingian bloodline. She’s a true descendant of Merovich through Charlemagne’s mother Bertrada of Laon. Dan Brown didn’t know what he was talking about. Merovich helped the Roman general Aetius defeat Atila the Hun and saved the church. Merovich was a pagan. His Grandson Clovis would be the King of the Franks and the true founder of the Merovingians.

  9. Joan marks says:

    You can’t kill off Ragnar he’s the best and lead carator that’s the only reason I watch because he is the Vikings

  10. Michael Gast says:

    I think the show could be much improved by increasing the presence of the Viking gods. It seems season three moved away from that aspect of the Vikings culture. Spirituality was a major factor in the Vikings identity and we are seeing too little of it

  11. I wish I have lived in the time of ragar lothbork I love Vikings

  12. Steve says:

    Love the fact they’re making alot more episodes of Vikings one of the best shows on TV now

  13. Jerry says:

    Rollo is the ancestor to William the Conqueror and Ragnar dies in a snake pit of King Aelle

  14. jimbreev. says:

    I love vikings the ragnar the best.I just can’t wait any longer for new episode!!!

  15. When are new episodes coming back?