'Vikings' Unleashes Valkyries In First Trailer For Season 5

The History Channel knows what they've got with their drama series Vikings, thankfully. After previously announcing that Season 5 would be the final for the show, they took it back and picked up Michael Hirst's raiding epic for a 6th season.

The first half of Vikings Season 5 is set to premiere on November 29th, and thanks to IGN, we have our first glimpse of what's in store:

Season 4 was a tough one for fans, as we had to say goodbye to Travis Fimmel's amazing character Ragnar Lothbrok. Those who knew the real story of the ill-fated yet notable leader had been waiting for the historical end, tossed into a pit of vipers by an angry King who wanted revenge. Didn't make it any easier to watch. though. After so many years spent in pressrooms and events at various conventions with Travis, saying goodbye to such a presence was hard, even though I knew it was coming.

Thankfully, showrunner Michael Hirst knows exactly what he's doing, considering he's written each and every script in the show's run. That's super impressive, and his knowledge of who the characters are and the abilities of his cast continues to surpass the majority of large cable network's flagship shows.

'Vikings' Unleashes Valkyries In First Trailer For Season 5

The other big news for Season 6 is that star Katheryn Winnick who plays warrior queen Lagertha, will be stepping up to direct for the first time during the next season.  This is spectacular news, as Lagertha and Winnick herself have become symbols of the strength of women. Watching her tweet/Instagram in triumph after the recent archaeological discovery of an ancient Viking warrior Queen's tomb was pretty inspirational:

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Vikings Season 5 debuts on History on November 29th.

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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