Star Katheryn Winnick recently dished some of the exciting events to come in the latter part of History Channel’s hit period drama “Vikings” season 4, as well as some hints for season 5.
The actress who portrays shieldmaiden Lagertha took to her Instagram to share the mind-blowing production of an epic battle set to take place. One clip showcases two armies in slow motion as they about to charge against each other. “Epic day on set. Big thank you to our amazing background actors and stunt men [and] women who gave it their all this week on the battlefield,” the caption reads.
Meanwhile, another video features the two armies before they meet with one group shouting their battle cry. Both troops are adorned with axes, swords and shields.
Rumors have it that after her bloody fight against Queen Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland), Lagertha will return with vengeance and possibly take on the throne. It can be recalled that she was left heavily injured and seemingly on the verge of death during the first part of the fourth installment.
What may have added to the assumption that a showdown between the two powerful women may take place is the trailer released in this year’s San Diego Comic-Con seemingly hinting at a looming battle between the two. Meanwhile, Winnick also hinted that her character will have a strong comeback in the continuation of the narrative.
“It’s going to be a cat fight. The two power women go head to head. It’s a really interesting scene because you don’t expect what happens,” she teased to Entertainment Weekly.
Earl Ingstad is said to confront Aslaug as they have some conflicts over power. Some believe that the latter may want to continue ruling Kattegat despite its king, Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) returning from self-imposed exile. Speculations suggest that she may betray Ragnar as he attacks Wessex and settles things between him and King Aelle (Ivan Kaye). However, since there is no official synopsis yet, available information should be taken with a grain of salt.
Season 4B of “Vikings” is slated to air on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 9 p.m. ET, while season 5 is expected to hit the small screen sometime in 2017.