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 suggests attacking from both the river and by land. Rollo notices Lagertha’s warriors become stuck in the marsh, and fires upon them and the ships. As the ships approach the forts, Rollo orders the Franks to raise a metal chain between them, which capsizes some ships. Lagertha’s attack retreats, and the Franks begin to set the Viking ships on fire. Bjorn rescues Harald and Halfdan, and Ragnar saves Floki. As the Vikings retreat, Ragnar shouts to Rollo that he saved his life, when everyone wanted him dead. Meanwhile in Kattegat, Sigurd watches as Harbard and Aslaug kiss. In Wessex, Ecbert leaves for Mercia; he arrives to meet with Prince Wigstan, who tells him that the Mercians will not accept Kwenthrith as Queen. He tells Ecbert that he will hand Mercia over to him. In Paris, the Vikings return to their camp, which Roland has ambushed; Helga is alive but wounded, while Ragnar’s sons and Yidu are hiding unharmed. Ragnar demands more “medicine” from Yidu. Floki has a vision of Harbard having sex with Aslaug. Bjorn demands a new plan from Ragnar. Ragnar replies that they will retreat tomorrow, while muttering to a severed head.
You can find a full index and overview of Vikings here.
You can find a full index of Vikings Series 04 here.
Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Ken Girotti.
- Writer(s): Michael Hirst.
- Release Date: 31 March 2016.
- Running time: 45 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: 18.
- Country: US
- Language: English.