The Vikings series is about to premiere the sixth and final season that the creator himself, Michael Hirst , says will be the best of all. But he has also shared the main plot of the sequel that will air on Netflix throughout 2021 and will take place 100 years after the events of the original series.
“Apparently they just said, ‘Look, we’re not even going to filter content, we just look at your audience numbers, where you are in the world, and we’d be stupid if we didn’t.’ So it’s a tribute to what has been accomplished in the last seven years. ”
100 years later, all the great characters of the first series will have died, but that does not mean they are not present.
“What Jeb Stuart really does is pay attention to Viking mythology. So every time they meet in the great hall in Kattegat, and of course, they talk about the great times that they used to sit in the same room at the same table, and it was Ragnar Lothbrok, Lagertha, Bjorn Ironside and Ivar the Boneless, who now they are mythical characters even within the show. Even within Vikings: Valhalla. That’s a really great connection and effect. Give stories ready for the new show. So you don’t need to know who Ragnar is to watch the new show. But it enriches the show, and hopefully it will keep people coming back and finding out, ‘Who are these people that they keep talking about? Was Ragnar that cool? Why are these people mythical characters? So everything connects in a useful way,
We will get to see Harald Hardrada and Eric the Red , and perhaps some slightly more familiar Viking names. Although at the scale level it will be somewhat less than the grand finale of the Vikings series. Since we will see many battles and armies. The King of England has become a Viking.
The Vikings have invaded most of England and they own Normandy. They have established themselves on the world stage in a big way. But the same conflict between Christians and pagans has turned into an internal conflict, because many Viking kings have converted to Christianity. So there is a perpetual conflict and a great war between the Christian and pagan Vikings. That is different in the new series. For as Floki feared, Christians are defeating pagans.