A new trailer for Vikings has revealed that fans will experience the end much sooner than expected as the entire final season will make its way to Amazon Prime Video on December 30th. Watch the trailer below…
The final ten episodes of Vikings will be available for audiences in the U.S., UK, Ireland, Germany and Australia. The series always aired on History, but they will now air the final episodes some time in 2021 after their premiere on Prime. The series was created and written by Michael Hirst (The Tudors) and follows the Nordic raiders during the Dark Ages.
“Prime Video has already delighted Prime members with all five and a half seasons of Vikings,” said Brad Beale, VP of Worldwide Content Licensing for Prime Video. “On December 30, Prime members in the US, UK, Germany, Austria, and Ireland will be the first to learn the fates of the beloved characters as the epic drama concludes in the final ten episodes.”
“Our monumental Vikings saga is coming to its conclusion, but not before you’ve had to chance to watch some of my all-time favorite episodes,” said Hirst. “Prime Video will uniquely expose the series finale to a streaming audience first. Prepare to be astonished, and for many surprises along the way. And if you have tears to shed, then also be prepared to shed them.”
Though Vikings is coming to an end, Hirst is developing a sequel spin-off titled Vikings: Valhalla, which will be set 100 years after the main series finale and premiere on Netflix.
The first part of the sixth and final season concluded with an epic battle between the Rus and Vikings where brother fought brother, Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig) fighting for his homeland alongside King Harald (Peter Franzen) against Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen) now fighting with the Rus forces in an attempt to gain control of Norway. The battle ends in tragedy with Bjorn left for dead on the battlefield, betrayed by Ivar and with the future of their ancestral home, Kattegat, at stake.
As we approach the end of the epic saga, the tumultuous conflict between the Rus and Vikings comes to a conclusion with grave consequences. While in Iceland, Ubbe is determined to fulfill his father Ragnar’s dream and sail further west than any Viking has traveled before. And there is unfinished business in England. The Vikings have established settlements there, and over-run most of the country – except for Wessex. The King of Wessex, Alfred the Great, is the only Saxon ruler to seriously challenge their complete domination. Ivar the Boneless must again face, in battle, the King he only knew as a boy for a final reckoning.
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