History unveiled the return date for its hit drama “Vikings” on Friday during its presentation at Comic-Con, where the cable channel also debuted the trailer for Season 5’s back end. Couldn’t make it to San Diego this year? No sweat — TheWrap‘s got you covered.
“Vikings” will be back Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on History. Those will be “days for rejoicing,” per the above sneak peek video. (Though after you watch the dark trailer, perhaps it’s a not-so-much on that whole “rejoicing” thing.)
And don’t worry, this war isn’t the end for the barbaric civilization: The 20-episode sixth season of “Vikings” is currently in production in Ireland.
For now though, in the midseason finale, the divide between the Lothbrok family climaxes with Ragnar’s sons battling each other to rule the world, per History. The long-awaited face-off ends with a strategic victory going to Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen) who vows vengeance on his betrayers with a direct target on Lagertha’s (Katheryn Winnick) back.
Last seen in an unstable state and losing her appearance as a fierce Viking warrior, Lagertha is hopeful she will regain her spot in Kattegat as its rightful leader.
Season 5 returns with the arrival of a legendary Viking, the famous Duke Rollo (Clive Standen), who causes further upheaval in a Kattegat still reeling from Ivar the Boneless becoming its King. As Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) and Lagertha flee Ivar’s murderous forces with Bishop Heahmund (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), Ivar’s tyrannical reign over Scandinavia ushers in a new Dark Age, the likes of which have never been seen. Ultimately, Ivar’s reign will not go unchallenged by the sons of Ragnar and old enemies will become allies to defeat the despot who has declared himself a God on earth. Meanwhile in Iceland, Floki (GustafSkarsgård) battles the elements, and his own settlers’ desire for revenge, to forge a Viking colony on the beautiful and desolate landscape.
“Vikings” hails from Michael Hirst, who executive produces alongside Morgan O’Sullivan, James Flynn of TM Productions, Sheila Hockin, John Weber of Take 5 Productions, Sherry Marsh and Alan Gasmer.
Arturo Interian is executive producer for History.
“Vikings” is an international Irish/Canadian co-production by TM Productions and Take 5 Productions. MGM Television serves as the worldwide distributor outside of Ireland and Canada. “Vikings” is produced in association with Corus Entertainment.