By Meredith Jacobs
Vikings only has one more season to explore and conquer, and we now know when the final episodes will premiere.
History announced Monday that the 20-episode Season 6 will air in two parts. The first two episodes premiere on Wednesday, December 4, at 9/8c, and the next eight will air Wednesdays at 10/9c. The remaining 10 episodes will air in 2020. Series regular Katheryn Winnick will make her directorial debut in Season 6.
“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,” creator, writer, and executive producer 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.”
Over five seasons, the Vikings explored and conquered the known world, from early raids in England and fierce battles of the Great Heathen Army to the heart-stopping death of Ragnar (Travis Fimmel). In Season 6, after the battle between brothers Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen) and Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig) left the latter victorious and a hero to those who had been under the former’s tyrannical rule, Bjorn struggles with the idea that power overshadows morals as Kattegat’s new leader.
As for Ivar, he searches for a new path to separate him from his past and travels along The Silk Road, eventually leading to Russia, where he meets its ruthless and unpredictable ruler Prince Oleg (Danila Kozlovsky).