The fifth season of the historical drama television series Vikings premiered on 29 November 2017 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 fifth season consists of a double order of twenty episodes, split into two parts of ten episodes; the second half premiered on 28 November 2018, and the season concluded in its entirety on 30 January 2019.
In the aftermath of the battle, Heahmund recovers, makes advances and pledges loyalty to Lagertha. Hvitserk secures reinforcements from Rollo, on condition that Bjorn’s life is spared. Bjorn seeks peace with Ivar and Harald, but is rejected; Ivar moves to have him killed but is stopped by Harald. Ubbe, regretting marrying Margrethe, seeks solace with Torvi and the two have an affair. In Wessex, Aethelwulf dies and Judith persuades Aethelred to reject the throne and instead propose to the Witan that Alfred become king. In Floki’s colony, Thor’s temple is completed, but set afire and destroyed. Thorgrim, Kjetill’s son, accuses Bul, Eyvind’s son, of the arson. In the ensuing struggle, Thorgrim stabs Bul to death.
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Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Daniel Grou.
- Writer(s): Michael Hirst.
- Release Date: 17 January 2018.
- Running time: 45 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: 18.
- Country: US
- Language: English.