Vikings returns to History — the channel, not the past — for its sixth and final season in December, and the trailer has just dropped. From what we can tell, Bjorn is King of Kattegat — although in true Vikings fashion, it looks like he’ll be challenged by multiple pretenders to the throne — with his mother Lagertha there by his side.
Bjorn also goes looking for Floki. And it looks like he’ll join forces with Ivar once more, to face a new threat to their way of life. Check it out:
It wouldn’t be Vikings if Ragnar’s sons weren’t trying to kill each other.
Anyway, creator Michael Hirst released a statement about the final run of episodes. “I always knew how Vikings would end and, after 89 episodes, I truly believe the saga of Ragnar Lothbrok and his sons has been told and we are leaving our beloved fans with the proper and definitive ending they so deserve,” he said. “Although it is bittersweet, there are still 20 episodes left and the most ambitious and intensely emotional episodes are still to come.”
So what are our favorite characters up to in season 6? Bjorn will be dealing with the challenges of being king and being compared to his father, Ragnar. Ivar meets Prince Oleg — played by newcomer Danila Kozlovsky — a merciless Russian ruler. Lagertha has her own farm and just wants to settle down to live a quieter life, but new threats arise that get in her way. Ubbe and Torvi travel to Iceland to see if they can find the missing Floki, and Hvitserk continues his personal vendetta against Ivar.
These guys are busy. It’s no wonder they need 20 episodes.
Vikings season 6 will kick off with a two-hour premiere on Wednesday, December 4.