History has ordered four more episodes of drama series Vikings, for a 20-episode fourth season. The network also announced Season 4 will premiere on at 10 PM Thursday, February 18. A new episode will air every Thursday for 10 weeks, with the remaining episodes to air later in the year.
Season 3 culminated with the extraordinary battle in Paris, where Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) seized victory from the jaws of defeat – but still returns to Kattegat dangerously ill. Thoughts of his death galvanize the forces who seek to succeed him as king, including his wife Queen Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland) and his oldest son, Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig). Meanwhile, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) continues power struggles with her calculating former second-in-command, Kalf (Ben Robson); Rollo (Clive Standen) betrays his Vikings heritage by remaining in Frankia and Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård) is seized for his brutal actions to the Christian priest Athelstan (George Blagden).
Joining the cast this season is Peter Franzén (King Harold Finehair), Jasper Pääkkönen (Halfdan the Black) and Dianne Doan (Yidu).
From creator and sole writer Michael Hirst, Vikings is a family saga that tells the remarkable tales of the lives and epic adventures of the raiders and explorers of the Dark Ages. Hirst serves as executive producer along with World 2000’s Morgan O’Sullivan, Take 5 Productions’ Sheila Hockin and John Weber along with and Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer and James Flynn.
Vikings is an international Ireland/Canada co-production by World 2000 and Take 5 Productions.