‘Vikings’ is a historical drama series that chronicles the rise of legendary Norse revolutionary and hero Ragnar Lothbrok from a common raider to eventual Viking King. The series draws inspiration and loosely adapts from various historical events from European history during the Early Middle Ages. It has been a roaring success both among its viewers and critics.
Written and created by Michael Hirst, the show initially premiered on the History network, but with its burgeoning popularity, it was also made available on Amazon Prime and Hulu. In January 2019, it was announced that the sixth season would be the last in the saga. With the series nearing its end, let’s find out more about the part 2 of ‘Vikings’ season 6!
Vikings Season 6 Part 2 Release Date
‘Vikings’ season 6 part 1 debuted on December 4, 2019, on History, and wrapped up on February 5, 2020, with its tenth episode. Fans will be pleased to know that the series will return with 10 more episodes that’ll tie all the loose ends left by its predecessor. However, the network is yet to set an official release date for the second half of season 6.
The show’s release history suggests that the second part should premiere by late 2020 as the second part of both seasons 4 and 5 premiered in November and run over into the next year. Ahead of the sixth season’s premiere in 2019, the second part was slated to air by October 2020 at the latest. Since the filming of ‘Vikings’ season 6 wrapped long before the COVID-19 catastrophe struck the world and shut down the world-wide production, we can expect ‘Vikings’ season 6 Part 2 to release sometime before the end of 2020.
Vikings Season 6 Part 2 Cast: Who is in it?
The central cast members that are most likely to come back for the show’s home stretch include Travis Fimmel as Ragnar, Alexander Ludwig as Bjorn Lothbrok, Gustaf Skarsgard as Floki, Jordan Patrick Smith as Ubbe, Marco Ilso as Hvitserk, Alex Hogh Andersen as Ivar, Alicia Agneson as Freydis, and Alyssa Sutherland.
Vikings Season 6 Part 2 Plot: What can it be About?
The first part of ‘Vikings’ season 6 contains some major shocks. Lagertha has been murdered by her dead ex’s mentally unstable son during the sixth episode, and the ever-vengeful Ivar the Boneless comes back to Scandinavia with an army of Rus Vikings at his back. The tenth episode – or the mid-season finale – of season 6 presents the audience with one massive cliffhanger before the show begins its swansong with part 2. The long-building conflict between the Scandinavians and the Rus boils over into a calamitous battle.
In an intense scene, the brooding anti-villain Ivar pushes a sword through his half-brother and series mainstay, Bjorn! Though the wound certainly seems fatal, the fate of Bjorn is going to be addressed in season 6 part 2, for sure. Will we ever revisit Wessex? What the future holds for King Harald and Erik the Red? Why does Katia resemble Freydis? Is Floki really dead, or has he somehow managed to escape that cave he was seemingly buried alive in? These are just a few questions that season 6 part 2 might give answers to right off the gate.
Speaking with Variety, ‘Vikings’ creator Michael Hirst opened up about where Ivar’s story would be heading into season 6. “There have been some comments that Ivar is a little two-dimensional and that he hasn’t got any secrets left, or that he’s not as interesting as Ragnar was. The fact is that we’re going to learn a lot more about Ivar in Season 6,” he said. “We’re going to see other aspects of his character and things we didn’t expect from him. I’m very pleased with the way his character deepens and changes. He’s still Ivar and he’s still unpredictable and crippled in many ways.”
When asked about what led to his decision to end the show with season 6, he had this to say- “I always knew where I wanted the show to go and more or less where it would end if I was given the opportunity. What I was trying to do was write the saga of Ragnar Lothbrok and his sons. After six seasons and 89 episodes, that’s what I felt — finally — I’d done. We stopped shooting the final episode in November last year and I felt that I’d said all I needed to say about Ragnar and his sons.”
“There are 20 new episodes to come. We visit three new worlds in those episodes, we go through great tragedies and great heroism, and if you have tears to weep be prepared to weep them as you watch Season 6. I’m very proud of the show. I did what I wanted to do, that’s the truth,” he added. “So we have new worlds, new landscapes, new characters… and the scope just seems to be bigger. As are a lot of the issues. We’re on a world stage now with the Vikings, so everything is greater and more significant. It is a truly, deeply, emotional experience so I look forward to people watching it.”
He also weighed in on his views about a potential spinoff, or a continuation, as he would like to call it. “Well, it’s not a spinoff. We’re talking about a continuation series, which I’m still going to be very involved with. Jeb Stuart is the other writer and it is exciting, but my main focus was on my characters. I have to say that they’re not characters to me,” Hirst said. “They’re real people to me. I want to guide them through whatever storylines they have. That was my principal objective — to do justice to these incredible characters I found in history and helped to create onscreen.”
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