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Vikings: Season 5 (2017-2019)




Critic Consensus: Brutal battles and epic quests help Vikings' fifth season remain an engaging, exciting journey.


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Season five 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. Jonathan Rhys Meyers ("The Tudors") joins the cast in season five as "Bishop Heahmund" along with series regulars Katheryn Winnick ("Lagertha"), Gustaf Skarsgård ("Floki"), Alexander Ludwig ("Bjorn") and Alex Høgh Andersen ("Ivar the Boneless").


Travis Fimmel
as Ragnar Lothbrok
George Blagden
as Athelstan
Linus Roache
as King Ecbert
Marco Ilsø
as Hvitserk
Donal Logue
as King Horik
Thorbjørn Harr
as Jarl Borg
Ivan Kaye
as King Aelle
Gabriel Byrne
as Earl Haraldson
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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Rather than the renewal I was hoping for in the back half of Season 5, the show continues to falter, an unfortunate mix of melodrama, one-note characters and absurd fantasy parading as historical fiction.

December 11, 2018 | Full Review…

While it may lack the budget or the big names of that show, Vikings nonetheless still engages, entertains and enthralls, thanks to a winning cast, grounded-in-history plotlines and bloody battles and sexy moments that push the boundaries.

December 1, 2017 | Full Review…

Michael Hirst's decision to balance the psychological intrigue of Lagertha and Floki's situations with the actions of Ivar and his Christian foes gets the story off to a magnificent start.

November 30, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Vikings season 5 may feel like the show is starting over but it does so confidently, and without erasing the past.

November 30, 2017 | Full Review…

In a distant land where mountains chug inky blackness into the sky and waves crash on infinite beaches, Floki finds what he believes to be his destiny.

November 30, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

In a two-part premiere entertainingly packed with incident and undeniably affecting moments, the pieces all have enough luster to at least give hope that they will fit together in a new, compelling shape.

November 30, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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