Jonathan Rhys Will Be Part of the Fifth Season of Vikings

Posted by at 11:18 am on March 18, 2016

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HISTORY announced today that it has renewed its hit series Vikings for a 20-episode fifth season. What’s more, Golden Globe Award winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors, Roots) is joining the cast.

“We’re tremendously proud of this Canadian-Irish original production that continues to raise the bar with talented storytelling,” said Christine Shipton , Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Shaw Media. “Today we are thrilled to promise our fans another incredible, super-sized season of ‘Vikings’.”

Since its inaugural premiere in 2013, Vikings has maintained its reign as Canada’s #1 specialty entertainment program across multiple demos. With three weeks of confirmed data for season four, the blockbuster series is currently averaging 437.1 AMA (A25-54) and 859.2 AMA (Ind2+)[2]. In its three years on air, Vikings has earned six Canadian Screen Awards, including Best International Drama two years in a row and Best Visual Effects for three consecutive years.

Season five of Vikings will begin production this summer to air in 2017.

From creator and sole writer Michael Hirst (Academy Award-winning film Elizabeth and the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated series The Tudors), Vikings is a family saga that tells the remarkable tales of the lives and epic adventures of the raiders and explorers of the Dark Ages.

New episodes of Vikings currently air every Thursday at 10pm ET /PT, with an additional ten episodes scheduled to air later this year. In Thursday’s upcoming episode, Ragnar confides in Yidu his darkest secret. In Wessex, Ecbert agrees to support Kwenthrith in Mercia, but is Ecbert a true ally? Pregnancy brings happiness to Lagertha and Kalf and a marriage is arranged.

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