The sixth and final season of the historical drama television series Vikings premiered on 04 December 2019, 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 sixth season consists of a double order of twenty episodes, split into two parts of ten episodes; the second half will premiere in 2020.
In Vestfold, Bjorn and Harald prepare for the incoming Rus attack by fortifying the capital’s fjord, the river to the north and the beach in between; during the preparations, Gunnhild loses her unborn child. Frustrated with Bjorn having taken a second wife, Harald rapes Ingrid. Of the many kings and earls of Norway, only Thorkell and his men have joined Harald’s army. In Kiev, Katia offers herself to Ivar, but he refuses; she later tells him that she is not satisfied with her marriage to Oleg. Ivar helps Oleg plan the invasion and suggests the Rus attack both the beach and the river to the north, despite the presence of a mountain between the river and the capital. The majority of the Rus’ fleet attacks the beach and Harald, Bjorn and Erik lead the defence. Ivar, Hvitserk, Oleg and their men manage to breach the block at the river’s mouth, defended by Gunnhild. The Rus climb the mountain and surround the Viking army at the beach. Thorkell is killed and Harald is seriously wounded; when Erik tries to help him, Harald orders him to retreat. Bjorn continues to fight as his army is overwhelmed; suddenly, Ivar appears and stabs Bjorn with a sword. The Rus celebrate the victory.
You can find a full index and overview of Vikings here.
You can find a full index of Vikings Series 06 here.
Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Daniel Grou.
- Writer(s): Michael Hirst.
- Release Date: 05 February 2020.
- Running time: 45 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: 18.
- Country: US
- Language: English.