Although most renowned for documentaries, Vikings is the History channel’s most popular and successful production. Created by Michael Hirst, the historical action drama series has released 79 episodes in total. Also, to date, six seasons have aired. The series debuted in March 2013, and the first part of season six finished airing in February 2020. The show has been a commercial success for the History Channel. And, the powerful acting performances, cinematography, and the story narrative have received acclaim from the critics. The series has been a hit with the viewers as well.
Vikings Season 7: Release date
The sixth season of the series has been divided into two parts. And the second part is yet to air. Although we don’t have an exact release date, we assume that part two will air sometime at the end of this year. But unfortunately for the fans, a seventh season won’t be happening. As History Channel has decided to cancel the series due to low viewership.
Vikings Season 7: Possible cast & characters
Since the series will end after the sixth season finishes airing, we can’t comment about the cast of the seventh season. But, we do have some idea about the cast list of part two of the sixth season. It will probably feature:
- Alexander Ludwig as Bjorn Ironside
- Alex Høgh Andersen as Ivar the Boneless
- Jordan Patrick Smith as Ubbe
- Georgia Hirst as Torvi
- Gustaf Skarsgård as Floki
Along with them, another main and recurring cast might also return to join the series.
Vikings Season 7: Expected plot
As mentioned before, Vikings won’t be renewed for a seventh season. Though the series will return for the second part of season six. For now, we can say that part two will pick up where the first one ended. In addition, the second part will focus on Bjorn’s fate after being stabbed by Ivar. Also, the future of Floki will also be explored after his ascent to the throne of Kattegat.
Vikings Season 7: Spin-off series
Even though the series cancellation is unfortunate, fans will be glad to know that Vikings is getting a spin-off series. The new show is named Vikings: Valhalla. In addition, it will stream exclusively on Netflix. The new series was announced before the release of the sixth season. Currently, we don’t have much information available on the spin-off series. But reports suggest that the upcoming series would be set 100 years after the end of the original show.
Vikings Season 7: Storyline
Vikings take inspiration from the tales of infamous Viking Ragnar Lothbrok. The series shows the rise of Ragnar from being a farmer to becoming a legend. On his path to glory, he scourges England and France and becomes the king of Scandinavia. The series later follows the adventures of his sons and their conquests in England, Scandinavia, and the Mediterranean.
Vikings Season 7: Trailer
Since the series is getting canceled, a trailer for season 7 won’t be available. Furthermore, fans anticipating a trailer for the spin-off series would also have to wait since production on it hasn’t begun yet.
Fans will have to wait for some time to see Vikings back on their screens. In the meantime, if you found this article informative and you’re a fan of crime thrillers, you can check out my Mindhunters article.