Friday, January 4, 2019

History's 'Vikings' to End After 6 Seasons

History has today announced that its original drama series Vikings will come to an end with its upcoming 20-episode sixth season. The final season will debut in late 2019 and continue airing in 2020.

The drama is currently airing the second half of its fifth season, with the season finale set to air on Wednesday, January 30. Production on the 20-episode sixth season has already wrapped.

In its current fifth season, the drama stars Katheryn Winnick, Gustaf Skarsgård, Alexander Ludwig, John Kavanagh, Peter Franzén, Alex Høgh, Marco Ilsø, Jordan Patrick Smith and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Michael Hirst created the drama. He executive produces with Morgan O'Sullivan, Sheila Hockin, Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer, James Flynn and John Weber. MGM Television and Take 5 Productions produce.

Hirst - who has written every episode of the drama and has a first-look deal with MGM Television - is in early discussions with History and MGM for a potential sequel series. If the project moves forward, he would co-create with Jeb Stuart (Die Hard, The Fugitive).