Vikings Renewed Season 5

Vikings Renewed for Season 5 — Jonathan Rhys Meyers Joins Cast

Not five episodes into its Season 4 run, the History channel’s Vikings has been renewed for Season 5.

As with the supersized, split current season, the new cycle will jonathan-rhys-meyersspan 20 episodes as well as add Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) to the cast.

“The brilliant writing and depth of historical research and authenticity brought to the screen by Michael Hirst paired with our talented cast and crew, has made this series one of the most compelling, visually stunning historical dramas on television,” History president Jana Bennett said in a statement. “Vikings has raided the hearts of audiences and we are thrilled that Jonathan Rhys Myers will become a bigger part of the History family after his incredible performance in our upcoming production of Roots.”

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Meyers’ previous TV credits also include NBC’s short-lived Dracula.

Production on Vikings Season 5 will begin this summer, with an eye on a 2017 premiere date.

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22 Comments
  1. Nicole says:

    Wow another supersize season? Nice!

  2. Ian says:

    And isnt Clive Standen leaving? Mmm.
    And while I dont watch Vikings (I’m black. And gay, lol), I can still say Meyers isn’t much of a draw.

    I hope Clive’s show does well.

    • Amy says:

      I love Clive! I wish him well on his new show, too.

    • Carla Krae says:

      Nothing has said that he’s leaving, yet – only that he’s in a pilot. It might never go to series.

      • Sarah D says:

        Actually Carla Krae, not sure but believe I read it here that Taken is a Straight to Series order. So they don’t need to see a pilot and I guess ratings will eventually determine its fate.

        Having said that I hope he will be able to juggle both shows.

    • Weezy says:

      What does you being black and gay have to do with anything? When I see comments like these I sometimes think that groups ACTUALLY believe that white people associate based on gender and sex. I can assure you we don’t. We are all just humans. I’m straight and white but I love shows with casts of any persuasion/race. The criteria I use to decide is simply whether a show is good or not, and I can assure you Vikings is a great show.

  3. Phoenix5634 says:

    Awesome! another supersized season! That’s great news! And exciting to hear this early!

  4. Shaun says:

    Will he be playing Alfred?

  5. Jasi says:

    I am still missing Siggy and Jessalyn gilsig. Still a great show though

  6. Jason says:

    Anything that keeps Kathryn Winick on my tv is great in my book.

  7. Dani says:

    Will he be playing another character who was suppose to be 6 feet tall and have blonde hair? Because it was a bit of stretch him playing Henry VIII. I honestly don’t see him as a Viking. He’s a good actor though.

  8. kukumo says:

    Alfred the great!

  9. Derision says:

    Alfred the Great? There would have to be a big time jump and a few deaths to make that happen in one season … clearly will play another figure. Alfred is a child on the show this season, he can be seen in a few episodes. He will fight Ivar the Boneless, who is currently a child on the show, in the future.

  10. Ange says:

    Jonathan Rhys Meyers is like THE BEST NEWS EVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER.

  11. g. norris says:

    Exciting hell be a great addition

  12. helen says:

    My favorite show ever.

  13. Otei kingsley says:

    I love vikings so much,keep it up guys

  14. ludivine Vernet says:

    I love this show but I am still hurting after the horrific death of Ragnar Lothbrok. They killed him off too early he should have been it the next series. I miss him. I can’t wait for series 5. Is it true that Clive Standen if gone?

  15. veteransfc says:

    Best shown TV, but the seasons are too short – we need more episodes and a full length season! When is the new season starting?

  16. veteransfc says:

    This site is too slow for a good typist to write on – I meant to say Best show on TV, not best shown on TV – that is just silly… What else would you show it on? A radio? The microwave???