The hit drama series Vikings from A&E
Networks but shown in South Africa and Africa on M-Net (DStv 101) has
been renewed for a 6th season just before the start of its 5th season in
two months’ time.
Vikings is an international Irish and
Canadian co-production done by World 2000 and Take 5 Productions and MGM
Television is the worldwide distributor.
Production on the 6th season of Vikings will start in Ireland soon. The show recently saw the addition of Jonathan Rhys Meyers to its cast.
has creatively sailed to monumental lengths,” says Eli Lehrer, History
executive vice president for programming in a statement announcing the
6th season renewal.
“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.”
“Michael Hirst has only
scratched the surface of his epic saga. We look forward to continuing
our partnership with one of the greatest writers in this era of Peak TV
and entertaining our viewers with 40 new episodes over the next two
“It has been my pleasure and my privilege to work with
History and our partner MGM over five seasons and 69 episodes of
Vikings,” says 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.”
Watch the season 5 trailer here: