How long will the Norse saga continue? Has the Vikings TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on History? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Vikings season five. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?
What’s This TV Show About?
Airing on the History channel, Vikings takes place in the brutal and mysterious world of Viking warrior and farmer Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel). This season, Ragnar’s reappearance in Kattegat triggers a chain of events no one – except the Seer – could have ever imagined. He unexpectedly arrives home to see what has become of his sons and handle unfinished business with King Ecbert (Linus Roache). Meanwhile, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) plans a power play in Kattegat and Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) prepares to fulfil his long-held dream to explore the Mediterranean in a sleek new boat built for him by Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård). The large cast also includes Clive Standen, Alyssa Sutherland, Ben Robson, Moe Dunford, Lothaire Bluteau, Jasper Pääkkönen, Kevin Durand, Peter Franzén, Morgane Polanski, Amy Bailey, Moe Dunford, John Kavanagh, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Season Four Ratings
The fourth season of Vikings averaged a 0.66 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.27 million viewers. Compared to season three, that’s down by 19% in the demo and down by 7% in viewership. Find out how Vikings stacks up against other scripted History TV shows.
Despite declining ratings, History renewed Vikings for a fifth season. Creator Michael Hirst recently said he thinks they have enough material for another two seasons on this historical drama. How long must a simple bird of prey wait for a bite to eat? Only time will tell.
9/12 update: Vikings has been renewed for season six. Season five premieres on History in November. Details here.
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