HISTORY Rep Confirms 'Vikings' Will End with Season 6, BUT-

Yeah sure, everyone is running their Vikings season 6 headline that "OH NO HISTORY HAS CANCELLED THE SHOW!" but thats rather more alarmist than it should be.

HISTORY Rep Confirms 'Vikings' Will End with Season 6, BUT-
A scene from season 5, episode 15 "Hell" that reminded us just how badass the show continues to be

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a representative for HISTORY confirmed to them that yes, the series is expected to end with season 6. AND- that maybe there will be additional series forthcoming in the universe. Which is also something we've heard rumblings of for awhile now, because series creator and writer [of every single episode of the show] Michael Hirst loves to tease fans.

There may be additional storylines to delve into with spinoff series, as THR mentions Hirst, HISTORY, and producer MGM Television are in "early discussions" for a series that would continue some of the Vikings stories. Hirst would co-create the possible continuation with Jeb Stuart (Die Hard, The Fugitive), the outlet says.

This isn't the first time an "end" has been mentioned for the series, but it continues to be a highpoint of viewership numbers for the cable channel.

The first half of season 6 of Vikings will air sometime later in 2019, with the backhalf expected to air in 2020.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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