Vikings renewed for 6th season

2017-09-13 12:55

Cape Town – The drama series Vikings from A&E Networks but shown in South Africa and Africa on M-Net (DStv 101) has been renewed for a 6th season just before the start of its 5th season in two months' time.

Vikings is an international Irish and Canadian co-production done by World 2000 and Take 5 Productions and MGM Television is the worldwide distributor.

Production on the 6th season of Vikings will start in Ireland soon. The show recently saw the addition of Jonathan Rhys Meyers to its cast.

"Vikings has creatively sailed to monumental lengths," says Eli Lehrer, History executive vice president for programming in a statement announcing the 6th season renewal.

"The series has evolved from early raids in England, to the heart-stopping death of Ragnar Lothbrok, to the fierce battles of the Great Heathen Army, and now we'll see the sons of Ragnar exploring and conquering the known world."

"Michael Hirst has only scratched the surface of his epic saga. We look forward to continuing our partnership with one of the greatest writers in this era of Peak TV and entertaining our viewers with 40 new episodes over the next two seasons."

"It has been my pleasure and my privilege to work with History and our partner MGM over five seasons and 69 episodes of Vikings," says Michael Hirst.

"Now we are ready to begin production of a 20-episode season six that will deliver a huge and unexpected revelation to our audience."

"There are many reasons why I love this show, not least for the commitment and creativity of everyone involved in making it, but perhaps even more important is the spirit that drives this production - one of the happiest, most collaborative and most authentic productions I have ever been involved with. And so we sail on."

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