It’s also been announced Jonathan Rhys Meyers will join the season five cast.
The renewal is a little bit surprising. Though History added four more episodes to season four of the historical drama, the current season has not performed well in the ratings. Only four episodes in, season four is averaging just around 2.1 million viewers per episode. For comparison, season three averaged around 2.45 million.
Despite the middling ratings, History has ordered 20 episodes for the fifth season, which is set to premiere in 2017.
What do you think? Do you watch Vikings? Are you enjoying season four so far?