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.
Ivar has a shield-maiden he claims to be Lagertha sacrificed, as Hvitserk becomes increasingly conflicted. As Ivar executes rebels, Hvitserk consults the Seer who offers fearful visions of the future. In Iceland, Floki is visited by a vision of Thorunn who reveals her murder by Helgi’s brother, Asbjorn. Floki exiles Eyvind and his family from the colony. In England, Ubbe trains Alfred in preparation for Harald’s raid. Magnus suggests to Bjorn, Ubbe, and Lagertha that they should join Harald. Ubbe and Lagertha do not believe Magnus’s claim about being Ragnar’s son. As Harald’s army approaches Wessex, Harald becomes attracted to Olavsonn’s wife Gunnhild. Aethelred is instructed by the conspiring nobles to assassinate Alfred, but when the moment comes, finds himself unable to perform the deed. Ivar eventually visits the Seer, asking him to confirm his divinity. When the Seer does not comply, Ivar murders him.
You can find a full index and overview of Vikings here.
You can find a full index of Vikings Series 05 here.
Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Steve Saint Leger.
- Writer(s): Michael Hirst.
- Release Date: 19 December 2018.
- Running time: 45 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: 18.
- Country: US
- Language: English.