Vikings Season 4, Part 2 official release date is November 30, which is next week. It will air on History channel at 9/8c. This means that that you can watch Vikings at 9 p.m. Eastern time and an hour earlier for Central Time. Fans in the U.K. will be five hours ahead, while it will be released at the same time in Australia – depending on your time zone.
In the first part of Vikings Season 4, we see Ragnar return after a long time jump with all of his children grown up with Bjorn emerging as the new leader. The people of Kattegat are not happy to see their king return after a humiliating defeat in Paris by none other than his own brother Rollo.
In the epic trailer released at Comic-Con earlier this year, the Seer warns Bjorn that “Your father’s return brings calamity, chaos, tragedy, and death,” and Bjorn responds, “I am not afraid.” This sets the pace for what to expect next week.
The synopsis for Vikings Season 4, Part 2 Episode 11 is as follows.
“Ragnar has returned to Kattegat and there are secrets to be revealed. He makes plans to return to Wessex to right past wrongs but finds that those who were once his closest allies now have plans of their own. Even the Lothbrok sons refuse to join their father’s mission – except one.”
There are spoilers ahead for what to expect in the premiere of Part 2.
Alex Hogh Andersen plays Ivar the Boneless and he is likely to be the one son that joins Ragnar’s mission to end the unfinished business with King Egbert of Wessex. If you recall, he betrayed Ragnar by killing all the Vikings that settled on the land he promised them. Ragnar also has a son that he does not know about in Wessex, which may become a major plot twist.
Bjorn will emerge as leader and, according to Alexander Ludwig who plays the dynamic Viking, he will have a good relationship with his brothers. Ragnar will also take Ivar under his wing and groom him to be a Viking leader.
As a baby, Ragnar did not believe a boy with a disability will make it in the world. However, Ragnar will find his mental strength may surpass all of his children, and the trailer shows that Ivar is an sufficient killer.
Lagertha will find herself in a new relationship with a woman and a power struggle with the conniving Aslaug, who may be plotting to kill Ragnar. Many fans predict that Ragnar will not make it to Season 5 as the series moves on from the old king.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the showrunner Michael Hirst hints that Ivar the Boneless will be the next star of the series in Vikings Season 5. When asked about the rise of Ivar, he responded with the following.
“He is compulsively watchable just in the same way Travis is. His role is fantastic, he’ll challenge the audience because Ivar is well known as someone who was very extreme and very cool and yet he was a cripple. So there’s always going to be hopefully a lot of sympathy for him, but at the same time he pushes boundaries. He’s very challenging and he’s really going to emerge as one of the big stars of this show.”
Ahead of the release date next week, Viking fans can expect a power struggle in the first episode. Rollo will also return to assist Bjorn but there will not be another battle between himself and Ragnar.
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