VIKINGS Gets 20 Episode 5th Season & New Star

Big news today for Vikings fans! History has renewed the historical drama for a 20 episode fifth season and added Jonathan Rhys Meyers to the cast. Vikings scribe Michael Hirst previously worked with Meyers on Showtime’s The Tudors, where Meyers portrayed King Henry VIII. Will he be back on the throne in Vikings? We’ll have a long time to speculate. Here’s what Hirst said about today’s announcement:

“The brilliant writing and depth of historical research and authenticity brought to the screen by Michael Hirst paired with our talented cast and crew, has made this series one of the most compelling, visually stunning historical dramas on television,” said Bennett. “’Vikings’ has raided the hearts of audiences and we are thrilled that Jonathan Rhys Myers will become a bigger part of the HISTORY family after his incredible performance in our upcoming production of ‘Roots’.”