Two months before the first half of Season 5 even arrives, the History Channel has already renewed Vikings for a sixth season, consisting of 20 episodes. Production is set to begin this fall in Ireland.
“It has been my pleasure and my privilege to work with History and our partner MGM over five seasons and 69 episodes of ‘Vikings.’ Now we are ready to begin production of a 20 episode season six that will deliver a huge and unexpected revelation to our audience,” series creator Michael Hirst said in a statement. “There are many reasons why I love this show, not least for the commitment and creativity of everyone involved in making it, but perhaps even more important is the spirit that drives this production – one of the happiest, most collaborative and most authentic productions I have ever been involved with. And so we sail on.”
Across all platforms, Vikings averaged 7.8 million viewers per episode last season. It is also a top-five drama across ad supported cable and averaged 4.1 million total viewers last season in Live+7.
The first half of Season 5 premieres on November 29 with the second half airing in 2018. Excited that Vikings isn’t going anywhere? Weigh in below.