Vikings has reached the midpoint of its sixth season, so what’s next for Ivar, Bjorn, and the rest? Created by Michael Hirst, the historical drama Vikings premiered on History Channel in 2013, and it was originally intended to be a miniseries. However, it was quickly renewed for a second season, and so viewers continued exploring the lives of Ragnar, Lagertha, Rollo, Floki, and many more characters.
Vikings initially followed legendary Norse figure Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) and his travels alongside his Viking brothers – among those his real brother, Rollo (Clive Standen), and his best friend Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård) – from the beginning of the Viking age, marked by the Lindisfarne raid as seen in season 1, onward. The series gradually shifted its focus to Ragnar’s sons and their own journeys, especially Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen) and Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig).
The series is currently in its sixth season, which has already had big doses of action and heartbreak, as viewers saw the legendary shield maiden, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), die by the hand of a hallucinating Hvitserk. Vikings season 6 is now on a break, so when will the series be back and what can viewers expect from part 2?
Unfortunately, Vikings season 6 part 2 will be the series’ final batch of episodes. Although there’s no concrete reason behind the decision to end the series, it’s very possible Vikings is coming to an end due to a decline in viewership – especially after Ragnar’s death. Ultimately, there’s only much that can be taken from history, and as there aren’t many historical records on most characters, the series had to end at some point before everything turned into full fiction.
Vikings season 6 consists of 20 episodes, split into two parts. The first 10 episodes aired from December 4, 2019 to February 5, 2020, and, unfortunately, fans will have to wait a long, long time to know what’s going to happen to Bjorn and the rest. Vikings season 6 part 2 doesn’t have a release date yet, but following the pattern of previous seasons, the rest of the episodes will most likely arrive in late 2020. Season 5 was also split into two parts with the first one releasing on November 29, 2017 and the second on November 28, 2018. Hopefully, it won’t take almost a whole year this time.
By the end of the first part of Vikings season 6, Bjorn was lying on the floor after being stabbed by Ivar, and Harald is also presumed to be dead. Meanwhile, Ubbe and Torvi are in Iceland looking for Floki. It’s hard to say what episode 11 and company will bring, but what’s for sure is that they will answer some of the biggest questions Vikings fans have right now: is Bjorn still alive, what happened to Floki, and who will take the throne of Kattegat.
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