It’s the end of an era for another fan-favourite TV series as Vikings airs the trailer for its final season. While the History Channel’s series never quite managed to reach the lofty heights of Game of Thrones, that hasn’t stopped the brutal show carving itself a bloody legacy in the world of historical dramas.
As we pick up our hatchets for one last time, the Vikings Season 6 trailer has given us plenty to talk about. Premiering in the USA on December 4, the opening episode will be a two-hour special, where it looks like we’ve lost a beloved character.
Posting on Instagram Gustaf Skarsgård dashed hopes that he’ll be back as Floki. The 38-year-old wrote, “Who’s ready for season six? Floki might not have made it out of the cave but I’m as excited as the rest of you to follow the fates of all the other characters!”
The trailer reveals things are picking up just after Björn Ironside’s victory against Ivar the Boneless. A belittled Ivar has been banished from Denmark as Björn takes his seat on the throne.
As Ivar looks for somewhere new to call his home, he meets Oleg of Novgorod (played by McMafia‘s Danila Kozlovsky) and his clan of Rus People. While it looks like Floki is gone (for now), he definitely isn’t forgotten. Skarsgård doesn’t appear in the trailer, but his settlers are seen searching for their fallen leader.
The saga of Ragnar Lodbrok and his sons is coming to a head in a final run of 20 episodes. However, before you start weeping into your straw mattresses, creator Michael Hirst has promised there’s more to come from his proposed Valhalla spin-off.
I think the question on everyone’s lips is whether Floki is really dead? The beloved character was last seen searching for answers in a cave. Not liking what he found, Floki inadvertently caused an avalanche with his screams and seemed to be buried alive.
There’s a whole host of theories about what’s happened to Floki, with some guessing he’ll team up with Ivar to take back Kattegat. Others want to see him resurrected as a god. As long as Skarsgård is back in some capacity, I don’t really mind. With 20 episodes left, there’s plenty of time for Floki to dig himself out of the cave.
[Featured Image: History Channel]