While Season 4 of History Channel’s Vikings still months away, a couple of images recently popped up on official Instagram accounts that had led to speculation about the upcoming season as well as the fate of main character, Ragnar Lothbrok (played by Aussie actor, Travis Fimmel).
SPOILER ALERT: This article contains speculation about Season 4 of History Channel’s Vikings. Please proceed with caution if you have not yet viewed all available episodes or would like to avoid potential spoilers.
As we saw in the Season 3 finale of Vikings, the fate of Ragnar Lothbrok was left open to interpretation. While fans saw Ragnar leaving Paris on a longship bound for his homeland, the viking leader was much weakened due to a bad fall during a battle. The history books and viking fables tell us that Ragnar’s son, Bjorn Ironside (played by Alexander Ludwig in the TV version of Vikings) supersedes his father after his death. However, many fans are now speculating Ragnar might die in Season 4 of Vikings after an image emerged recently on History Channel’s official Instagram account showing an apparently aged version of Bjorn.
As you can see from the image above, Bjorn appears to have aged significantly due to the wiry beard flecked with grey in the photo. Along with the beard, it seems Bjorn has also opted for a different hair style since fans saw him in Season 3 of Vikings, making the viking leader-in-waiting look more like his father, Ragnar, than before.