FINAL SEASON OF HISTORY’S HIT DRAMA SERIES VIKINGS COMES TO MONUMENTAL CONCLUSION JANUARY 1
Viking Warriors and Sons of the Great Ragnar Lothbrok Bjorn Ironside,
Ivar the Boneless, Ubbe and Hvitserk See Their Fates Decided in Series Finale
Viewers Can Catch Up on Past Seasons and Stream Final Episodes
Live on STACKTV
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TORONTO, December 4, 2020 – HISTORY®’s hit drama series Vikings will return January 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT for the first of its highly anticipated final ten episodes. The consistent Top 20 entertainment specialty program* will then sail to Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT for the nine remaining episodes to conclude the epic saga. Viewers can also catch up on past seasons and stream the final episodes of Vikings live on STACKTV available through Amazon Prime Video Channels.
Vikings, the critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award winning series from creator and sole writer Michael Hirst (Academy Award® winning film Elizabeth and the Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated series The Tudors) is a family saga that tells the remarkable tales of the lives and epic adventures of the Nordic raiders and explorers of the Dark Ages.
The first part of the sixth and final season saw an epic battle between the Rus and Vikings where brother fought brother, Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig) fighting for his homeland alongside King Harald (Peter Franzen) against Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen) now fighting with the Rus forces in an attempt to gain control of Norway. The battle ends in tragedy with Bjorn left for dead on the battlefield, betrayed by Ivar and with the future of their ancestral home, Kattegat, at stake.
The end of the saga will see the tumultuous conflict between the Rus and Vikings come to a conclusion with grave consequences. While in Iceland, Ubbe is determined to fulfill his father Ragnar’s dream and sail further west than any Viking has traveled before. And there is unfinished business in England. The Vikings have established settlements there, and over-run most of the country – except for Wessex. The King of Wessex, Alfred the Great, is the only Saxon ruler to seriously challenge their complete domination. Ivar the Boneless must again face, in battle, the King he only knew as a boy for a final reckoning.
Hirst serves as Executive Producer along with Morgan O’Sullivan of TM Productions (The Count of Monte Cristo, The Tudors), Sheila Hockin (The Tudors, The Borgias), John Weber of Take 5 Productions (The Tudors, The Handmaid’s Tale), Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer, and James Flynn (The Tudors, The Borgias).
Vikings is an international Irish/Canadian co-production by TM Productions and Take 5 Productions. MGM Television serves as the worldwide distributor outside of Ireland and Canada. Vikings is produced in association with Corus Entertainment. Corus Entertainment’s Original Content team driving its slate of scripted series is helmed by industry executive Lisa Godfrey as Vice President of Original Content and supported by Rachel Nelson (Director, Original Content, Scripted and Factual), and Kathleen Meek (Manager, Original Content, Drama and Factual).
*Numeris PPM Data, Total Canada, confirmed data (Dec 31/12-May 31/20) M-Su 2a-2a, 3+ airings, AMA(000), A25-54 unless otherwise noted, Total Viewers=Ind. 2+, CDN SPEC COM ENG, program rankers exclude sports
HISTORY can be streamed on the Global TV App, available now on iOS, Android, Chromecast and at watch.globaltv.com, and via STACKTV, available on Amazon Prime Video Channels. The network is also available through all major TV distributors, including: Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink and SaskTel.
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Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 34 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.
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