VINEREPORT.COM – The waiting game is finally over as History has announced that its hit Irish-Canadian periodical drama series “Vikings” will have its season 4 air next year with more episodes than before.
According to TV.com, the popular show headlined by Travis Fimmel will kick off with 10 straight episodes before a mid-season finale. Afterwards, it will return later in the year for another 10, supersizing the previous 16 episodes with four more additional installments.
When it comes to the plot, rumors suggest that the story will pick up where season 3 has left off after the extraordinary battle in Paris. Returning to Kattegat with serious injuries, Fimmel’s lead character Ragnar may be forced to look among his children and even his wife, Alyssa Sutherland’s Queen Aslaug, for who may succeed him in the throne.
Meanwhile, Lagertha who is played by Katheryn Winnick may have a power struggle with Ben Robson’s Kalf who is her former second-in-command to which she has lost her earldom. Rollo, portrayed by Clive Standen, may also see the wrath of his brother after betraying his own heritage and seemingly siding with the people of Frankia.
It will be also interesting to find out what happens to Gustaf Skarsgard’s Floki after he has been captured for the brutal treatment and murder of the beloved Christian priest Athelstan, played by George Blagden.
Geeks of Doom reports that the official press release shared that there will be new faces joining the cast. These include Peter Franzen as Kind Harold Finehair, described as a complex character who seeks to become the King of Norway and may be a potential threat to Ragnar; Jasper Pääkkönen as Halfdan The Black, King Harold’s violent younger brother; and Dianne Doan as a completely different character within the world of the Vikings who fascinates Ragnar, named Yidu.
“Vikings” season 4 is slated to premiere on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 at 10 P.M. ET.