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Vikings: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Five on History?

11 February 2017 11:19 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchHow long will the Norse saga continue? Has the Vikings TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on History? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Vikings season five. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?    What's This TV Show About?Airing on the History channel, Vikings takes place in the brutal and mysterious world of Viking warrior and farmer Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel). This season, Ragnar's reappearance in Kattegat triggers a chain of events no one – except the Seer – could have ever imagined. He unexpectedly arrives home to see what has become of his sons and handle unfinished business with King Ecbert (Linus Roache). Meanwhile, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) plans a power play in Kattegat and »


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Vikings season 4 episodes 19 & 20 review: On The Eve & The Reckoning

9 February 2017 1:35 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Laura Akers Feb 9, 2017

Vikings bows out of an uneven season with some of its biggest battle scenes ever. Here's our spoiler-filled finale review...

This review contains spoilers.

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4.19 On The Eve & 4.20 The Reckoning

On The Eve and The Reckoning finish out this rocky season’s primary storylines, and it’s a fair mixture of good and not-so-great. That’s unfortunate because this season gives us a hint of how the show will do without Ragnar in the ascendant… or even on screen. There is more than a little reason to suspect that the move from what was essentially one man’s story to a narrative with no clear protagonist will be a struggle for Hirst to manage for the longer haul.

And this is essentially where most of the weaknesses that »

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Vikings: Watch a Season Five Sneak Peek for the History Series

2 February 2017 6:17 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"You have only seen the beginning of the end." A new sneak peek has been released for season five of the History TV series Vikings.The historical drama follows Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore (and raid) the distant shores across the ocean. The cast also includes Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Alyssa Sutherland, Linus Roache, and Alexander Ludwig.Read More… »


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Efm: Seville International boards 'Hochelaga, Land Of Souls'

2 February 2017 12:46 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Shooting underway in Montreal on historical drama features Vincent Perez and French-Canadian rapper Samian.

Anick Poirier and her team will launch sales in Berlin next week on the story that François Girard (The Red Violin) directs from his own screenplay.

Roger Frappier, whose credits include Two Lovers And A Bear and Jesus Of Montreal, produces through his Max Films.

Hochelaga spans 750 years and five stories set on the site of Montreal that link an Iroquoian massacre in 1267, Jacques Cartier’s first voyage in 1535, the purple fever epidemic in 1687, the Patriots uprising in 1837 and brain surgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute in 1944.

Perez and Samian are among an ensemble that includes Naiade Aoun, Raoul Trujillo, Emmanuel Schwartz, David La Haye, Karelle Tremblay, Caroline Dhavernas, Linus Roache, and Sian Phillips.

Seville International senior vice-president of international sales Poirier described the project as “a sweeping, beautiful and unique story that we’re excited to launch in Berlin and bring to audiences »

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Vikings: Season Finale - Major Deaths And The Fallout

2 February 2017 11:23 AM, PST | | See recent LRM Online news »

Disclaimer: Spoiler Alert!

Wow. At first I was slow to get into this show, but now I am on-board more than ever. In fact, this show may actually one-up Game of Thrones in the ability to take a major character death and develop it into an even greater story. This epic started with the farm boy Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), and followed his kingly career path all the way to his death in season 4. Think about this for a second; he dies in season 4, not in season 1 like Eddard Stark did in Game of Thrones, and Vikings has gotten better each episode this late in the "game". We had even more deaths in this episode of Vikings, and I will start with the most shocking.


Once Helga entered the hall with her "adoptive daughter" (read prisoner), I had suspicions that something tragic was about to happen. Oh and it did in the worst way. »

- Drew Carlton

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‘Vikings’ Season 4 Finale: Michael Hirst on Shocking Deaths, Series’ Possible End (Spoilers)

1 February 2017 7:01 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoilers for those who haven’t seen Wednesday night’s Season 4 finale of “Vikings.”

The sons of Ragnar, different and yet all so like their father, have been united by a single purpose these last few episodes of Season 4: to avenge their father’s death at the hands of King Aelle and, by proxy, King Ecbert (Linus Roache). But they all seem to have different ideas about what to do next — settle down in East Anglia, go back to raiding, sail to yet further shores. And it’s all complicated by Ivar (Alex Høgh) throwing an axe into his brother Sigurd (David Lindström), bringing the finale’s main character body count up to three. “Vikings” creator Michael Hirst called up Variety to talk about what’s next.

Will anything happen to Ivar? One would think kinslaying would be a pretty serious deal.

Ivar’s in a special position, he always has been. I »

- Oriana Schwindt

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'Vikings' Creator Breaks Down Finale Deaths and Jonathan Rhys Meyers' Debut

1 February 2017 7:01 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Wednesday's season four finale of Vikings, "The Reckoning."]

It certainly seemed like a passing of the baton during Wednesday’s fourth season finale of History’s Vikings. Following Ragnar’s (Travis Fimmel) death several episodes ago, his sons continued their mission of revenge in Wessex by coming for King Ecbert (Linus Roache) and his people. In the end, they didn’t have to look hard, as Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig), Ivar (Alex Hogh) and the rest of the crew found Ecbert camped out in his deserted castle, ready for his fate.

Ecbert’s plan to trade the Vikings' (illegal) land and »

- Amber Dowling

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Vikings: Season Four Ratings

19 January 2017 5:25 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Do the ratings for the Vikings TV show matter to the folks over at History? The series saw another big drop in the ratings last year --- down 28% in the demo and 44% in viewers -- but the cable channel renewed it for a supersized fourth season anyway. Will the numbers keep falling? Cancelled or renewed for a fifth season? Stay tuned.Vikings takes place in the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore (and raid) the distant shores across the ocean. The rest of the large cast includes Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Alyssa Sutherland, Linus Roache, Alexander Ludwig, Ben Robson, Moe Dunford, Lothaire Bluteau, Jasper Paakkonen, Kevin Durand, Jennie Jacques, Peter Franzen, Morgane Polanski, Amy Bailey, Dianne Doan, and John Kavanagh.Read More… »


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