Vikings is set to run for a fifth season, which will see Welsh actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers joining the cast. The 20-episode new season will debut in 2017 on the History channel, Deadline reports.
The show, which has been a runaway success for History, explores the lives and adventures of the raiders and explorers of the Dark Ages. Although no details of Meyers’ role have been released, the introduction of the The Tudors actor into the script will help to compensate for the departure of Clive Standen at the end of S4.
Also starring in Vikings are Travis Fimmel, Gustaf Skarsgard, Clive Standen and Katheryn Winnick.
Production on the fifth season is set to start this summer. – AFP Relaxnews