The fourth season of the historical drama television series Vikings premiered on 18 February 2016 on History in Canada.
The series broadly follows the exploits of the legendary Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok and his crew, and later those of his sons. The first season of the series begins at the start of the Viking Age, marked by the Lindisfarne raid in 793.
The fourth season consists of a double order of twenty episodes, split into two parts of ten episodes; the second half premiered on 30 November 2016.
Ragnar announces his plan to raid Paris, and gives Ubbe and Hvitserk their arm-rings, so they can travel with him. Before they leave, Ragnar asks the Seer how he will die; he replies that Ragnar will die when “the blind man sees him”. In Wessex, Ecbert sends Aethelwulf and Alfred on a pilgrimage to Rome. In Paris, Charles begs Rollo to not return to Ragnar, and Rollo assures him that he will not. Odo reveals to Therese that he will have Charles killed and overthrown. Meanwhile in Kattegat, after the warriors set sail, Harbard returns. A storm throws the Vikings’ ships off course. Ragnar, Lagertha, and Harald arrive in France, where they set up camp. Harald and Halfdan take their French prisoners and burn them alive, cheered on by Erlendur. Once the remaining ships arrive, the Vikings sail up river towards Paris. Ragnar takes more “medicine”, and hallucinates. As the ships approach Paris, they see Rollo waiting with his new French allies.
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You can find a full index of Vikings Series 04 here.
Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Ken Girotti.
- Writer(s): Michael Hirst.
- Release Date: 24 March 2016.
- Running time: 45 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: 18.
- Country: US
- Language: English.