‘Vikings’ Season 5: The Premiere Date Is Announced, Plus Travis Fimmel Makes An Unexpected Appearance

Fans have been desperately waiting for news on the Season 5 premiere date for History Channel’s Vikings. Many have predicted that Season 5 would premiere in November on account of that’s when the second half of Season 4 premiered last year. However, most resigned themselves to the fact they would have to wait until San Diego Comic-Con to find out the true date.

The Vikings Q&A panel, held on Friday, revealed some interesting facts. For example, did you know Alex Hogh, who plays Ivar the Boneless, spent three weeks crawling around his hotel room to prepare for the role of Ivar?


Vikings creator Michael Hirst also revealed just how much he was missing Travis Fimmel in Season 5.

“Ragnar was a huge part of my life as well as Travis,” Hirst revealed during the SDCC panel.

And, it was lucky Hirst had such kind words to say about the Aussie actor, as Travis Fimmel crashed the Vikings panel, dressed as a kangaroo. Fans immediately took to Twitter, using the hashtag #VikingsSDCC to show their excitement at the resurrection of Ragnar — even if it was just for the Vikings panel.

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For those who are fans of Alexander Ludwig, who plays Bjorn Ironside in Vikings, Fimmel reportedly gave out Ludwig’s phone number.

Now, for those of you who are already looking forward to Season 6 of Vikings, Michael Hirst revealed that he is too, with scripts already being written for the new season. While History Channel hasn’t officially confirmed Vikings will return for Season 6, this is a good indicator that an official announcement isn’t far away, especially considering his response was tweeted via History’s official Twitter account for Vikings.

Now, about that premiere date for Vikings Season 5?

The panel ended with a trailer for the upcoming season of Vikings. Along with that was the premiere date of Wednesday, November 29, according to TV. So, that means there are only 130 days until the Season 5 premiere of Vikings.

You can view the brand new Season 5 trailer below.


The trailer is interesting as it shows Ivar the Boneless teaming up with Harald Finehair in an attempt to take over Kattegat from Lagertha. However, Lagertha is not without a plan. It seems she has sided with Ubbe against Ivar. So, will Ubbe betray his brother — or Lagertha?

Only by tuning in to Season 5 of Vikings will the answers be revealed.

After the panel, fans got to witness a traditional Viking funeral to honor those lost in Season 4 of Vikings.

Are you looking forward to Season 5 of Vikings? What do you think will happen? Let us know your thoughts and theories by commenting below.

Season 5 of Vikings will premiere on the History Channel on Wednesday, November 29, at 9 p.m.

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