'Vikings' season 4B spoilers: Ragnar to be killed by King Ecbert? Ivar the Boneless to avenge his father

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Speculations suggest that Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) will meet his demise after facing a former enemy in the continuation of History Channel’s period drama “Vikings” season 4.

During the first half of the season, the King of Kattegat disappeared when he experienced defeat in the hands of his brother during his attempt to siege Paris. When he returns to his hometown, it is predicted that the people he left behind will be different with his sons being grown-up.

His comeback will also allegedly be challenged by King Ecbert (Linus Roache). In a previous interview with Variety, series creator Michael Hirst revealed that the two will imminently have another showdown in Wessex. This is deemed to culminate into the Viking leader’s death.

What may have added to the assumption is Fimmel’s statement to IGN saying that season 4B will revolve around the new generation of the people, with Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) becoming the new leader.

If this comes to fruition, Ragnar’s son Ivar the Boneless (Alex Hgh Andersen) is expected to seek revenge for him. He may lead the angered warriors along with his other brothers toward Northumbria where a violent attack will apparently take place. It can be recalled that Ivar was introduced to be merciless when it came to his enemies even as a young kid. He killed a boy using a small axe during a ball game with village children. He is also said to possibly kill one of his siblings out of pure hatred and jealousy.

The cast and crew have yet to comment on the matter, so available information should be taken with a grain of salt.

Season 4 of “Vikings” is slated to return on Nov. 30. The alleged synopsis for upcoming installment reads, “Ragnar Lothbrok’s reappearance in Kattegat triggers a chain of events no one except the Seer (John Kavanagh) 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.”