Vikings spin-off: Will there be another series after season six?

Vikings season six is the final outing for the dramatic historical series. Following the sagas of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok, the Michael Hirst-created show has been a big hit in the US on the History channel as well as in the UK on Amazon Prime. However, the showrunner has now hinted there could be even more of the show after the end of the sixth season.

Will there be another series of Vikings after season six?

Vikings is the History channel’s first major hit drama, following the dramatic stories of the Norseman of Scandinavia.

The medieval drama is known for its violent scenes and epic battles so fans were sad to hear that the upcoming season will be its last.

The news came from Deadline in January of this year when showrunner Michael Hirst confirmed to the publication these new 20-episodes would mark the end.

However, while it was announced the show was ending, there was a silver lining for fans when Hirst hinted he was developing another series.

According to the publication, History is in talks with MGM about a potential further outing.

The writer later spoke to Entertainment Tonight about the possibility of continuing on the show.

He said: “There’s a very big chance that you could call Vikings: Part one that there’ll be a Vikings: Part two.

“I know History and MGM are already discussing this.”

He couldn’t reveal much more aside from this, going on to tell the publication: “I would love to tell you, although it’s a fairly early stage, but yes, we’ve worked out what we want to do, but I’m not in a position to say. But absolutely look forward to it.”

Since the announcement, some details have slowly been emerging about what the series could focus on.

Hirst told Variety that although it would be connected to the original show, it may not involve the same characters.

He said: “Continuation means, that if we make it, it will be connected to my saga.

“It may not involve necessarily the same characters. I can’t go into more details than that, but for the fans of the show it will be a continued enjoyment of the Vikings experience.”

For Hirst, this is coming about as he feels he has already told the story of Ragnar Lothbrok (played by Travis Fimmel) and his sons in the original show.

While there is very little further information, fans have begun thinking about the different avenues a spin-off could take.

A popular direction is one based on Rollo’s (Clive Standen) experiences after he has only appeared intermittently in the series after leaving in season four.

One fan posted on Reddit: “I think he will focus on the Saxons, Alfred the Great vs Ivar. Perhaps an introduction to William the Conqueror (Rollo’s son).”

Other potential avenues that could be explored include an exploration of the Viking Age in Ireland.

Fans of the history will know that Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen) went on to become the King of Dublin, and his descendants were very prolific in the country.

Whatever happens next in the series, fans are excited to see more of the classic characters as they expand beyond Europe into China and Russia in season six.

Vikings season 6 is expected to air in November 2019.

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