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.
Ubbe and Torvi agree to Alfred’s demand for their conversion, but this alienates Bjorn. Bjorn is approached by and bonds with Magnus, who seeks vengeance against Alfred. Alfred and Aethelred clash over whether to punish Heahmund for Cuthred’s murder. Alfred chooses to leave judgement of Heahmund to God, to the dismay of his nobles. Heahmund spreads the story that Aethelred might be leader of a conspiracy against Alfred. Harald leaves Kattegat for York to prepare a raid on Wessex. He manipulates Ivar’s governor Olavsonn into supporting him in his future plan to invade Kattegat. In Iceland, Floki manages to unite the feuding families over the expected child of Helgi and Thorunn, a daughter of Kjetill. However, soon afterwards Thorunn vanishes. In Kattegat, Hvitserk is furious about Margrethe’s murder. Ivar, fuelled by Freydis’s promises and flattery, declares himself a god and tells Hvitserk that he intends to perform a great sacrifice.
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You can find a full index of Vikings Series 05 here.
Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Ciaran Donnelly.
- Writer(s): Michael Hirst.
- Release Date: 12 December 2018.
- Running time: 45 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: 18.
- Country: US
- Language: English.