Vikings season 6: air date set as new trailer lands

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The final season of Vikings will begin in December…

The highly anticipated sixth season of History’s Vikings has set a premiere date for 4th December in America, which means a 5th December streaming start for the first half of the series’ swansong on Amazon Prime Video UK. As usual, the season will be split into two sets of ten episodes, and the back half will arrive in 2020.

Check out the first trailer for season 6 below…

“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,” Vikings creator Michael Hirst said in a statement. “Although it is bittersweet, there are still 20 episodes left and the most ambitious and intensely emotional episodes are still to come.”

TV Line has a synopsis of the final season:

“Season 6 of Vikings picks up after ‘the battle between brothers’ which left Bjorn victorious and a hero to the people who had been under the tyrannical rule of Ivar for so long. As the new leader of Kattegat, Bjorn struggles to fill his late father’s shoes as king, while facing several dilemmas and wrestling with the idea that power overshadows morals. Meanwhile, Ivar, searching for a new path to separate him from his past, is seen traveling along The Silk Road eventually leading him to Russia. There, he meets his match in Prince Oleg (Danila Kozlovsky), a ruthless and unpredictable Russian ruler, who shocks even Ivar with his merciless actions.

“Katheryn Winnick’s Lagertha, meanwhile, has her own agenda – to live a quieter and less public life on her own farm. Alas, new dangers lurk close to home. Also this season, the Vikings continue to take over Scandinavia as Ubbe and Torvi travel to Iceland to uncover the mystery circling around Floki’s disappearance, and Hvitserk pursues his personal vendetta against Ivar.”

Hirst is currently working on a spin-off series to accompany his epic Norse project, which may go some way to comforting fans who aren’t entirely ready to say goodbye after Vikings ends.