SPOILERS: Writer also reveals a deleted scene that explains King Horik's misdirection
Second season of hit History series premieres Thursday night at 10 p.m.
History Channel's scripted series returns for Season 2 on Feb. 27
Second season to feature new castmembers Linus Roache and Alexander Ludwig
Duncan Jones is directing the movie, which also stars Travis Fimmel and Paula Patton
Producers are currently searching for a new director who can hit the ground running and start casting next year