The second half of “Vikings” season 4 finally has an airdate, but it’s moving to a different night. It has been announced that the midseason premiere will debut on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 9 p.m. EDT on History.
The synopsis for the midseason premiere reveals that Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) will return to Kattegat to check on his sons, and he will also try to resolve the unfinished business he has with King Ecbert (Linus Roache). Furthermore, Ragnar’s ex-wife, the shieldmaiden Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), will appear during the premiere as she plans a power play.
Meanwhile, Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig) has commissioned Floki (Gustaf Skarsgrd) to build him a new ship so he can use it on his journey to the Mediterranean.
In a statement prepared for the press, show creator and writer Michael Hirst talked about how the season was going to be monumental and that the show was “not a story of one man, but a saga of Ragnar and his sons.”
Does this mean that the rumors of Ragnar’s demise have some truth to it? If Ragnar dies, that means his sons would play bigger roles in the future. There was also a report saying that Fimmel was not coming back for the fifth season.
Things don’t sound so good for Ragnar right now. Is Ragnar destined to die in King lla of Northumbria’s (Ivan Kaye) snake pit? There are historical records that say he died after being thrown in a pit of snakes, so maybe the show is going to end Ragnar the same way. Hirst has also mentioned that the storylines of the series are inspired by real-life events.
While the internet is buzzing with anticipation for the midseason premiere, filming for “Vikings” season 5 is already underway in Ireland, as Jonathan Rhys Meyers joins the cast for a yet to be disclosed role.