‘Vikings’ Season 4 Return Date Officially Confirmed

For months now fans of History Channel’s Vikings have been eagerly anticipating the return date announcement. Many predictions have been made but now History has finally made an official announcement. November 30, Wednesday, is the new night to book for your Vikings fix.

Along with the official announcement by History about the Season 4 return of Vikings, a synopsis for the remainder of the season was also released.

“After being defeated in a monumental battle in Paris against his brother Rollo (Clive Standen), Ragnar disappeared following his humiliating loss. Vikings then took an enormous leap forward during the mid-season finale, time-jumping to a new era in its characters’ lives.

“In the mid-season premiere, 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 to handle unfinished business in Wessex with King Ecbert (Linus Roache). Meanwhile, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) plans a power play in Kattegat and Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) prepares to fulfill his long-held dream to explore the Mediterranean in a sleek new boat built for him by Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård).”

History Channel’s Vikings Season 4 return, Lagertha [Image by Bernard Walsh/History]

“This season is monumental and unlike anything we’ve ever done,” Michael Hirst, the show’s creator and writer, released in a statement about the Season 4 return of Vikings. “We’ve propelled Vikings to the topmost level of historical drama as we follow storylines inspired by real life events such as Bjorn Ironside sailing through the Mediterranean and Ivar the Boneless becoming the most feared warrior of all time. It’s not a story of one man, but a saga of Ragnar and his sons.”

Fans have been busy filling in time while they waited for the Season 4 return date announcement by trying to predict where the story will head in the second half of Season 4. While Michael Hirst uses history as his inspiration behind Vikings, he still manages to twist some events and create new ones as if in an effort to keep some mystery to the show.

Currently, we do know from the Season 4 return video released this year at San Diego Comic-Con that it is likely the Season 4 return of Vikings could feature the Great Heathen Army. If this is the case, many fans are predicting that this will mean the end for Vikings‘ main character, Ragnar Lothbrok, as his death is the catalyst for creating the Great Heathen Army. If this is the case, the show will still continue on. As Michael Hirst has said in the past, Vikings is larger than just the story of Ragnar. And, now that his sons have grown up, their stories will now get a chance to shine even if Ragnar is no longer there.

Vikings remains a winner for the History Channel with 4.3 million total viewers tuning in for the first half of Season 4.

Season 5 of Vikings is currently being filmed on location in Ireland. As yet nothing has been revealed about Season 5, but the actors involved have managed to tease fans with some images released via social media, including the recent short video Katheryn Winnick released via Instagram that shows the cast on the set of Season 5.

The actors of #Vikings have a message for you..

A video posted by Katheryn Winnick (@katherynwinnick) on

What is known for sure about Season 5 of Vikings is that Jonathan Rhys Meyers is joining the cast. However, in the statement released today about the Season 4 return of Vikings, secrecy still surrounds what character he will play.

Vikings is an international Irish/Canadian co-production by World 2000 and Take 5 Productions. History broadcasts domestically in the U.S. MGM Television brought the series to the network and brings Vikings to the global audience, serving as the worldwide distributor outside of Ireland and Canada. Vikings is produced in association with Corus Entertainment, and the series also airs on HISTORY in Canada.

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Season 4 of Vikings returns to the History Channel on November 30, Wednesday, at 9 p.m. ET. Vikings has also been renewed for Season 5 by the History Channel.

[Featured Image by Jonathan Hession/History]

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