HISTORY has renewed a 20-episode, sixth season of its hit, original drama series, Vikings. Production is slated to begin in Ireland this fall, ahead of the highly-anticipated two-hour season five premiere on Wednesday, November 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Additionally, Canadian Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha) is set to make her directorial debut for one episode in season six.
Corus Entertainment also recently launched VIKINGS VR – a wholly original virtual reality app that offers an immersive, in-world, 360° experience where users are enveloped into thrilling scenes filmed on the set of Vikings and starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Alex Høgh Andersen, Peter Franzén, and many more key cast members.
Vikings is the critically acclaimed series from creator and sole writer Michael Hirst (Elizabeth, The Tudors) and is a family saga that tells the remarkable tales of the lives and epic adventures of the raiders and explorers of the Dark Ages. Over the past five successful seasons, Canadian talent – both behind and in front of the camera – have propelled Vikings to the critically-acclaimed series that it is today, and has won the series eight Canadian Screen Awards.