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.
The combined armies attack the walls of Kattegat from two directions. However, the defences are too strong and they are forced back. Magnus is killed by Ivar’s captain White Hair. Bjorn appeals to the citizens and says that Ivar is their enemy. At night while Ivar celebrates his victory, Freydis sneaks out to the attackers’ camp. She exposes Ivar’s murder of Baldur and Thora, and a hidden door. A second assault begins and most of the defenders give no resistance, leaving Ivar’s housecarls outnumbered and defeated. Harald is seriously wounded while saving Bjorn’s life. Freydis reveals her betrayal to Ivar, who strangles her. When Bjorn and Hvitserk enter the hall, Ivar has vanished. Bjorn is declared king by Olaf and a returning Lagertha. Bjorn has a vision of the Seer, who tells him that the war is not over. In the hills, Ivar and his remaining followers travel east.
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Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): David Wellington.
- Writer(s): Michael Hirst.
- Release Date: 30 January 2019.
- Running time: 45 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: 18.
- Country: US
- Language: English.