‘Vikings’ Season 6 News: Renewal Confirmed, Katheryn Winnick To Direct An Episode, Plus, New Image For Season 5

History Channel's Vikings,' Season 5, Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Heahmund, Season 6 renewal

[Image via Jonathan Hession/History Channel]

While there have been a pile of indicators prior to today’s announcement, History Channel have finally come forward to make the Season 6 renewal official. Which means The Snarking Dead will still be the go-to place to find recaps of the show.

A press release by Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President of Programming for History Channel, confirms Season 6 of Vikings has been renewed, with Variety breaking the news shortly afterwards.

“Vikings has creatively sailed to monumental lengths. The series has evolved from early raids in England, to the heart-stopping death of Ragnar Lothbrok, to the fierce battles of the Great Heathen Army, and now we’ll see the sons of Ragnar exploring and conquering the known world. Michael Hirst has only scratched the surface of his epic saga. We look forward to continuing our partnership with one of the greatest writers in this era of Peak TV and entertaining our viewers with 40 new episodes over the next two seasons.”

Season 6 of Vikings will begin filming in Ireland in the fall. The press release also states that Season 6 will have 20 episodes. It is likely the split season format seen in Seasons 4 and 5 will be carried through in to Season 6 of Vikings.

Along with the official Season 6 renewal, History Channel revealed that Katheryn Winnick will make her “directorial debut” in Season 6 of Vikings. As yet, all that is know is that Winnick will take the helm for one episode of Season 6.

As well as this very exciting Season 6 news, History Channel has also released a new promotional still for Season 5 of Vikings. The image (seen below) shows Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) and Torvi (Georgia Hirst).

Fans last saw Torvi in the Season 4 finale of Vikings. She had been badly injured in the attack on Kattegat and fans initially wondered if she would survive to see another season of Vikings. However, the trailer for Season 5, which played after the Season 4 finale, immediately put viewer’s minds to rest when Torvi was shown standing next to Lagertha.

Way to go with the suspense History Channel!

History Channel's Vikings,' Season 5, Lagertha and Torvi, Season 6 renewal

[Image via Jonathan Hession/History Channel]

Are you excited about the Season 6 renewal of Vikings? Let us know by commenting below!

Season 5 of Vikings will premiere on the History Channel on November 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The premiere episode will be a two-hour spectacular.

[Featured image via History Channel]

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