The wait is almost over the find out the fates of the Sons of the Great Ragnar Lothbrok. Bjorn Ironside, Ivar the Boneless, Ubbe and Hvitserk. The final ten episodes of Vikings will land before the end of the year, but not where you might be expecting. Amazon has announced that the series finale episodes will air first on Prime Video on December 30th. Check out the latest trailer.
When we last saw the Emmy Award winning series, we saw a battle between brothers that left (SPOILER ALERT) Bjorn left for dead on the battlefield, betrayed by Ivar. The future of Kattegat is still at stake. As for the synopsis for the second half of this final season: "As we approach the end of our epic saga, the tumultuous conflict between the Rus and Vikings comes to a conclusion with grave consequences. While in Iceland, Ubbe is determined to fulfill his father Ragnar’s dream and sail further west than any Viking has traveled before. And there is unfinished business in England. The Vikings have established settlements there, and over-run most of the country – except for Wessex. The King of Wessex, Alfred the Great, is the only Saxon ruler to seriously challenge their complete domination. Ivar the Boneless must again face, in battle, the King he only knew as a boy for a final reckoning."
"Our monumental Vikings saga is coming to its conclusion, but not before you’ve had to chance to watch some of my all-time favorite episodes," said Vikings creator, executive producer and sole writer Michael Hirst, "Prime Video will uniquely expose the series finale to a streaming audience first. Prepare to be astonished, and for many surprises along the way. And if you have tears to shed, then also be prepared to shed them."
When the creator of the series says that some of his favorite episodes are yet to come, in a final season, that should get you hyped. These episodes will stream first for viewers in the U.S., UK, Germany, Austria and Ireland. That makes sense considering that Vikings is an international Irish/Canadian co-production by TM Productions and Take 5 Productions. MGM Television serves as the worldwide distributor outside of Ireland and Canada. Vikings is produced in association with Corus Entertainment. Hirst serves as executive producer along with Morgan O’Sullivan of TM Productions (The Count of Monte Cristo; The Tudors), Sheila Hockin (The Tudors, The Borgias), John Weber of Take 5 Productions (The Tudors, The Borgias), Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer, and James Flynn (The Tudors, The Borgias).
If you're late to the Dark Ages party, all five previous seasons of Vikings are available on Prime Video now. It'll take some serious binging, but you have until December 30th to get caught up. Keep checking back for our continued coverage.
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