• Vikings returns with a double-episode premiere Wednesday 6 December at 9.30pm. (SBS)
Battle, betrayal, and bloodshed – Vikings season five drops first on SBS with more drama, nail-biting suspense, and Viking spirit than ever before with a double-episode premiere Wednesday 6 December at 9.30pm.
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SBS Guide

6 Nov 2017 - 11:13 AM  UPDATED 14 Nov 2017 - 3:06 PM

Your favourite Nordic warriors are back and ready to wage war in the newest season of top-rated drama Vikings.

Season 5A stars series favourites Katheryn Winnick as Queen Lagertha, Gustaf Skarsgård as Floki, Alex Høgh Andersen as Ivar the Boneless, Alexander Ludwig as Bjorn, Australian actor Jordan Smith as Ubbe, Marco Ilso as Hvitserk – and marks the return of Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors), who joined in season 4B as Bishop Heahmund.

Vikings is the critically acclaimed series from creator and writer Michael Hirst (Academy-Award winning Elizabeth, Emmy, Golden Globe nominated The Tudors)and has been a huge international triumph, remaining a top-ten cable scripted drama in the U.S.

When and where to watch it

SBS exclusively premieres season five of Vikings in Australia on Wednesday 6 December at 9.30pm with a double episode. Weekly episodes will then air every Wednesday at 9.30pm, and will also be available for catch-up following broadcast on SBS On Demand.

What can we expect from season 5?

This season begins with Ivar the Boneless asserting his leadership over the Great Heathen Army, while Lagertha reigns as Queen of Kattegat. Ivar’s murder of his brother Sigurd sets the stage for vicious battles to come as Ragnar’s sons plot their next moves after avenging their father’s death. Bjorn follows his destiny into the Mediterranean Sea and Floki who is suffering from the loss of his wife Helga, takes to the seas submitting himself to the will of the Gods. This season is full of startling alliances and unbelievable betrayals as the Vikings fight to rule the world.

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