Vikings will continue to reign on the History Channel for at least another year. The historical drama, currently in Season 4, has been renewed for a fifth season by the network. Vikings Season 5 will consist of 20 episodes (the same amount as Season 4) and add Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) to the show’s cast.
“The brilliant writing and depth of historical research and authenticity brought to the screen by Michael Hirst paired with our talented cast and crew, has made this series one of the most compelling, visually stunning historical dramas on television,” said Jana Bennett, History President and General Manager, in a statement. “Vikings has raided the hearts of audiences and we are thrilled that Jonathan Rhys Myers will become a bigger part of the History family after his incredible performance in our upcoming production of Roots.”
“Vikings continues to be a powerhouse series worldwide, bolstered by the ongoing support from History and the direction of our first-class creative team, led by Michael Hirst, and partners World 2000 and Take 5 Productions,” said Mark Burnett, President, Television and Digital Group, MGM and Steve Stark, President, Television Development and Production, MGM. “We are excited to have Jonathan Rhys Meyers join our talented cast and watch as this epic story evolves heading into Season 5.”
Vikings Season 5 begins production this summer and is slated to premiere sometime in 2017.
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