The final episodes of Vikings are now on Amazon Prime. Viewers can check out all six seasons on the streaming service, including the remaining sixth season installments that fans have been waiting for since the first half of the season aired on History Channel a year ago.
The move from History to Amazon not only surprised fans, but the man behind the show, Michael Hirst, as well. Vikings has aired on History, but that cable channel is moving away from weekly scripted programming in favor of mini-series. A new Vikings spin-off (Vikings: Valhalla) is headed to Netflix.
“Nobody told me anything about it. I was told about it as a fait accompli. It didn’t entirely surprise me. The ‘Vikings’ spin-off show, which they’ve already started shooting, is obviously on Netflix. So the streaming services were kind of looking around. The figures were so attractive, apparently to both Amazon and Netflix, so it’s not that surprising.”
He feels that the move is actually good for fans of the historical drama since the final episodes can be binged. Hirst said the following:
“There is an element of frustration, when you have to wait a week for the next episode, when you often really want to find out what happened. And, and also History because of their model, financial model they had ad breaks. And the more successful the show became, the more ad breaks they had. And so I wasn’t particularly happy about that.”
The final episodes of Vikings will still air on History Channel, but that will not happen until later in 2021.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Vikings? Do you plan to watch the end of the series on Amazon Prime?