Written by: Darius Purse
Ahead of its Season 5 premiere in November, History has renewed Vikings for a 20 episode Season 6. The news isn’t a big shock as Vikings has been a reliable ratings hit for History since it premiered. Vikings is a top 5 rated drama on basic cable and is the original scripted series most associated with the channel.
Vikings returns to airwaves for Season 5 on Nov. 29th. Much like previous years, the 20 episode season will be split in two parts with half of the season not airing until 2018.
Series star Kathryn Winnick will step behind the camera for Season 6, directing an episode for the first time. Season 6 will also see the addition of new lead character, Oleg The Prophet. He will be played by Russian movie actor Danila Kozlovsky.