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History has announced that it has given a 20-episode sixth season order to its hit historical drama series Vikings, which is slated to begin production in the fall.
“It has been my pleasure and my privilege to work with History and our partner MGM over five seasons and 69 episodes of Vikings,” said creator Michael Hirst. “Now we are ready to begin production of a 20 episode season six that will deliver a huge and unexpected revelation to our audience. There are many reasons why I love this show, not least for the commitment and creativity of everyone involved in making it, but perhaps even more important is the spirit that drives this production – one of the happiest, most collaborative and most authentic productions I have ever been involved with. And so we sail on.”
- Gary Collinson
Vikings star Katheryn Winnick is to make her debut as a director on the show’s sixth season. The star, who plays Lagertha on the show, will direct one episode of the 20-episode run. The series has just been renewed by History for Season 6, ahead of the fifth season’s premiere later this year. The new season will feature Jonathan Rhys Meyers — who creator Michael Hirst exclusively told us was perfect for the series. Recovering alcoholic Meyers was this week revealed by his wife Mara Lane to have suffered a relapse after she suffered a miscarriage with their second child....read more »
- Julian Cheatle
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 Bjorn »
Katheryn Winnick to make directorial debut
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- Jenna Busch
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… »
Valhalla will have to wait. History has renewed its Vikings TV show for a sixth season, ahead of season five, which premieres on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 9:00pm Et/Pt. Production on the sixth season will begin in Ireland, this fall. So far, there is no news on whether season six will be the finale installment of Vikings. When we know more, you will too. Airing on the History channel, the first four seasons of Vikings takes place in the brutal and mysterious world of Viking warrior and farmer Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel). The cast also includes Linus Roache, Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig, Gustaf Skarsgård, Clive Standen, Alyssa Sutherland, Ben Robson, Moe Dunford, Lothaire Bluteau, Jasper Pääkkönen, Kevin Durand, Peter Franzén, Morgane Polanski, Amy Bailey, Moe Dunford, John Kavanagh, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Read More… »
History has ordered a sixth season of Vikings two months ahead of the Season 5 premiere.
According to Variety, the sixth season will consist of 20 episodes and begin production this fall. Katheryn Winnick, who has starred as Lagertha since Season 1, will also make her directorial debut in Season 6.
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- Sadie Gennis
A full 11 weeks ahead of its Season 5 premiere, Vikings has already been renewed for a sixth season, History announced on Tuesday.
Along with the renewal came news that series lead Katheryn Winnick will make her directorial debut with one of Season 6’s 20 episodes, which will begin production this fall in Ireland.
The first half of Vikings Season 5 opens with a two-hour premiere on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 9 pm; the remaining 10 episodes will air in 2018.
“It has been my pleasure and my privilege to work with History and our partner MGM over »
History has ordered a 20-episode sixth season of its hit drama series Vikings. The renewal comes ahead of the series’ Season 5 premiere in November. In addition, series regular Katheryn Winnick is set to helm one episode in Season 6, marking her directorial debut. Production is slated to begin this fall in Ireland. The 20-episode fifth season will air in two parts beginning with a two-hour premiere Wednesday, November 29 at 9 Pm Et/Pt followed by eight episodes airing… »
History has renewed “Vikings” for a 20-episode sixth season, which will air in two parts. The news comes ahead of Season 5, which doesn’t even debut until November 29. Series regular Katheryn Winnick will direct one of Season 6’s episodes, marking her directorial debut. Production on Season 6 begins this fall in Ireland. “‘Vikings’ has creatively sailed to monumental lengths. The series has evolved from early raids in England, to the heart-stopping death of Ragnar Lothbrok, to the fierce battles of the Great Heathen Army, and now we’ll see the sons of Ragnar exploring and conquering the known world,” said Eli. »
- Tony Maglio
“Vikings” has been renewed for Season 6 at History before the show’s fifth season has even premiered, the network announced Tuesday.
History has ordered a 20 episode sixth season of the drama series, with production slated to begin this fall in Ireland. The first half of Season 5 will premiere on Nov. 29, with the second half airing in 2018. In addition, series regular Katheryn Winnick will make her directorial debut in Season 6, helming one episode.
The Season 5 cast includes series regulars Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who joined this season as Bishop Heahmund, along with Winnick, Gustaf Skarsgård, Alexander Ludwig, Alex Høgh Andersen, Jordan Smith and Marco Ilso.
Michael Hirst created the series and also serves as its sole writer and executive producer. Morgan O’Sullivan of World 2000, Sheila Hockin, John Weber of Take 5 Productions, Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer, and James Flynn also serve as executive producers. Arturo Interian serves as the executive in charge of production for History. “Vikings »
- Joe Otterson
History continues to show faith in Vikings.
The A&E Networks-owned cabler has handed out an early, 20-episode season six renewal for the drama from showrunner and creator Michael Hirst. Additionally, series regular Katheryn Winnick will make her directorial debut and helm an episode during season six. Production is set to begin in the fall in Ireland.
“Vikings has creatively sailed to monumental lengths. The series has evolved from early raids in England, to the heart-stopping death of Ragnar Lothbrok, to the fierce battles of the Great Heathen Army, and now we’ll see the sons of Ragnar exploring and conquering the »
- Lesley Goldberg
A new poster has debuted for the upcoming sci-fi thriller Geostorm, which is directed by Dean Devlin and sees Gerard Butler leading a cast that includes Katheryn Winnick, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Andy Garcia, and Ed Harris; take a look below…
See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Geostorm here
After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything…and everyone along with it.
Geostorm is set for release on October 20th. »
- Amie Cranswick
The Dark Tower, 2017.
Directed by Nikolaj Arcel.
The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.
Watching The Dark Tower fills you with a range of feelings from boredom to disappointment and surprise that such dense source material has been cobbled together with such a lack of care. Based on Stephen King’s 8 book odyssey, The Dark Tower series creates a rich and fascinating world of gunslingers, good vs evil, strong characters and »
- Helen Murdoch
Kirsten Howard Sep 13, 2017
History have just renewed their hit saga Vikings for a sixth season, and there are already new casting details...
It's the news Vikings fans have been waiting for - a sixth season is on the way.
History made the renewal announcement this week, ordering 20 new episodes of the series, which will start airing late in 2018.
Star Katheryn Winnick will also direct an episode in season 6, it's been confirmed. It'll be the first time the actress has stepped behind the camera.
“Vikings has creatively sailed to monumental lengths. The series has evolved from early raids in England, to the heart-stopping death of Ragnar Lothbrok, to the fierce battles of the Great Heathen Army, and now we’ll see the sons of Ragnar exploring and conquering the known world, »
Stars: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Dennis Haysbert, Ben Gavin, Claudia Kim, Jackie Earle Haley, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Katheryn Winnick, Nicholas Pauling, Michael Barbieri, José Zúñiga | Written by Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen, Nikolaj Arcel | Directed by Nikolaj Arcel
“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” As opening lines go, The Gunslinger’s should be up there with Pride and Prejudice’s universally acknowledged truth for sheer iconicism. We say should be, for Stephen King’s epic fantasy Western always was one of his most underappreciated, and less read.
Hence director Nikolaj Arcel and his screenwriters (plus committee, who had a big hand in this aberration) jettisoning that powerful, brilliant, stark opening in favour of modern-day New York and a teenage protagonist. For those unfamiliar with the books, The Dark Tower won’t be even nearly so offensive. Constant readers will »
- Joel Harley
Sony and Mrc’s long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s fantasy epic The Dark Tower may not have set the box office alight, although the film has recouped around half of its $60 million production budget, and with many international markets still to come, the Nikolaj Arcel-directed film could well go on to turn a profit. Whether that will be enough to see a sequel greenlighted remains to be seen, but if that is the case, then author King believes it has shake off the restrictions of a PG-13 rating and go down the R-rated route.
“I understand the rationale behind the movie that is PG-13,” said King in an interview with Bmd. “I was totally signed off on that. I want as many people in the tent as possible, for all kinds of reasons. Part of it has to do with the dynamic between the Gunslinger and the boy. »
- Gary Collinson
Despite a wave of negative reviews, Columbia Pictures and Mrc’s The Dark Tower has opened in first place at the North American box office this weekend, with the film grossing $19.5 million across the Friday to Sunday period.
Internationally, the $60 million-budgeted fantasy grossed a further $8 million from 19 countries, meaning it has recouped almost half of its budget with the majority of international markets still to come, including the UK on August 18th.
See Also: Read our review of The Dark Tower here
There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Knight Warrior, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, »
- Gary Collinson
The Dark Tower feature film may have found itself struggling with critics and audiences [read our review here], but it seems the planned TV show spinoff Wizard and Glass is still moving forward, with THR reporting that The Walking Dead executive producer Glen Mazzara has signed on to serve as showrunner.
“I’ve been a Stephen King fan for decades and the opportunity to adapt The Dark Tower as a TV series is a great honor,” states Mazzara. “The events of The Gunslinger, Wizard & Glass, The Wind Through the Keyhole, and other tales need a long format to capture the complexity of Roland’s coming of age — how he became the Gunslinger, how Walter became the Man in Black, and how their rivalry cost Roland everything and everyone he ever loved. I could not be more excited to tell this story. It feels like being given the key to a treasure chest. And oh yeah, »
- Gary Collinson
The Dark Tower is expected to beat the box office takings of Detroit when the film debuts this weekend.
Stephen King fans and Dark Tower readers are eagerly anticipating the release of book’s loose adaptation. The fantasy epic has been a long time in the making — bringing the world of Roland Deschain to the big screen has been no easy task.
And while it doesn’t look like the film will be the hit many fans of the novel would have hoped for, the film starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey is set to beat its opening weekend rival Detroit at the box office.
Variety is reporting that The Dark Tower is looking at a $20 – $25 million haul this weekend, beating that of Detroit’s projected takings of $10 – $15 million. As is usually the case, the studio behind The Dark Tower is predicting a more conservative $19 million.
The Dark Tower has »
- Samuel Brace
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