‘Vikings’ Season 6: Katheryn Winnick Reveals Huge Challenge While Making Directorial Debut In Episode 8

The 'Vikings' actor had to avoid including images that contained another series being filmed nearby.

Katheryn Winnick attends the Amazon Studios Golden Globes After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California
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The 'Vikings' actor had to avoid including images that contained another series being filmed nearby.

SPOILER ALERT: This article discusses Season 6 of History Channel’s Vikings. Please proceed with caution if you have not yet viewed all available episodes and wish to avoid spoilers.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Katheryn Winnick will be directing an episode of History Channel’s Vikings in its final season. That episode is fast approaching and, as her character met her demise recently, it will likely be a bittersweet moment.

Furthermore, according to Cinema Blend, Winnick also revealed a unique issue she had to deal with.

While a directorial debut is nerve-wracking enough without any added challenges, Winnick posted a behind-the-scenes image recently to her Instagram account that detailed another problem that occurred during Episode 8.

“How do we hide [the] Into the Badlands set?” Winnick said in her caption.

While Into the Badlands has been canceled, at the time of filming Season 6 of Vikings, it seems that Season 3 of AMC’s series was also filming, creating a dynamic issue for Winnick at the time. She did manage to successfully pull off the huge feat, per Cinema Blend, but it is something for viewers to look out for when the next episode airs on Wednesday night.

At the time of the announcement by History Channel that Winnick would direct an episode, it was unclear whether her character, Lagertha, would be present in the episode or not. However, the actor had revealed that she had requested an episode with a “big event.”

“Give me a big event,” Winnick previously said in an interview with Rotten Tomatoes. “Give me something epic and amazing.”

She also gave a few hints that are more relevant now than they were at the time of the interview.

“I’m happy to say that I definitely put Alexander Ludwig [Bjorn Ironside] through the wringer. And even Marco [Ilso] and [Jordan Patrick Smith] — Hvitserk and Ubbe.”

In Episode 6 of Vikings, Lagertha fought and won against the leader of the bandits that were cast out by her son, Bjorn Ironside. However, the famous shieldmaiden sustained a significant injury and was later killed by Hvitserk when she returned to Kattegat. In Episode 7, her funeral played out but Hvitserk’s involvement in her death was not yet realized, though it was suspected. Judging by what Winnick revealed, it looks like he could finally be outed as Lagertha’s murderer — and Bjorn will have to deal with this in Episode 8.

Season 6 of Vikings returns to the History Channel on Wednesday, January 22, at 10 p.m.