Hey, "Vikings" fans. What's shaking? Well, we're happy to be able to tell you something that you can get excited about. Your favorite show has definitely been renewed by the History Channel to deliver a brand new season 5! If that weren't enough, they gave the show another whopping 20 episode order! Also, they were rather quick with this decision as Deadline.com reports that their announcement was made way, way back in March 2016. So, they had no doubts that they wanted to keep this series on board.

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It's reportedly starting March

They say that filming started up in the Summer of 2016, so they should probably be ready to show the new season 5 episodes pretty soon. The show's wikia page, tells us that season 5 will actually start airing this March 2017, so that's not a very long wait at all. No exact date was given yet, but that should pop up over the next few weeks, given that March is just a month away.

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Some new guy is getting added

In addition to the wonderful renewal news, Deadline reported that "The Tudors" actor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, is going to be a new addition to the new season. Unfortunately, there are no new details about his role as they explained that it's being kept heavy under wraps. Jonathan's role is supposed to help fill the void of Clive Standen's Rollo character, as he's supposed to be gone after season 4.

And the numbers are

At the time of their writing, they reported that Vikings was the number 1 show on their Thursday night roster. They now air on Wednesday nights, of course. At that time, they were pulling in a total of 2.1 million viewers in the 25-54 age range and 1.9 million in the 18-49 age range, and their total overall viewers, averaged in at 4.2 million. During the current, final 10 episode run, their viewership numbers just continued to rise to around 2.4 million per episode in the 18-49 demographics.

So, it sounds like the show is definitely continuing to perform strong.

This renewal also means that you guys can certainly expect to see new spoilers, sneak peek clips, cast interviews, and all that good stuff. So, you'll definitely want to keep an eye out for all of that, and stay tuned.

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