"Vikings" first aired in 2013, and though it hasn’t received as much attention internationally as other television shows, it definitely has gained its own loyal fan base. Vikings have been inspired by the tales of the Viking Ragnar Lothbrok. The show traces the story of Ragnar from his humble beginnings to his rise as and transformation into a Scandinavian king. The titular character was played by Travis Fimmel. Season 4 ended with the impending question as to who will rule after the unprecedented death of Ragnar Lothbrok.

The show is often compared to "Game of Thrones" in terms of popularity.

Four teasers released so far

As reported by Deadline, ahead of the release of the upcoming season 5, History channel has revealed key artworks and four new teasers. The poster has some of the key characters in what seems to be a battle, along with the words “Who Will Rise,” hint at what is to come in the upcoming season. At the start of the season, we can expect to see Ivar the Boneless taking over the Great Heathen Army, and Ragnar’s son plots to avenge his father’s death.

The coming season is said to have around 20 episodes and is slated for a premiere release coming November, as reported by IGN. There is a possibility that Lagertha (wife of Ragnar Lothbrok) might die in the upcoming season. “A certain amount of mutual respect will eventually develop between Ivar and Heahmund. The battle is completely dominated by the personalities of these two great and formidable warriors.” "Vikings" creator Michael Hirst told E!

Jonathan Rhys Meyers will be back

Season 5 will also see Jonathan Rhys Meyers and former Wwe Champion Adam Copeland rejoining the cast as the brave warrior Bishop Heahmund and Ketill Flatnose respectively. Season 5 of "Vikings" will kick off with a two-hour premiere on November 29th, at 9 pm. ET/PT. Thereafter, eight episodes are slotted for release every Wednesday. The remaining ten or so episodes of the season are said to be released in 2018.

Will there be a season 6?

According to a recent report by Variety, the studio recently surprised "Vikings" fans with the news of the renewal of the sixth season ahead of the premiere of season 5. History Channel has supposedly ordered production to start this fall in Ireland. Season 6 of "Vikings" will be roughly twenty episodes, and it has been announced that Katheryn Winnick will be debuting as a director for at least one episode.

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