The future of Vikings remains unclear as the coronavirus lockdown has put filming of History Channel’s sixth season on hold. As streamers also wait for new battles to become available on Amazon Prime, some major events may have already been predicted by viewers.
When viewers last tuned in to Michael Hirst’s epic historical series, Bjorn Ironside (played by Alexander Ludwig) had just been dealt a fatal blow.
Originally chronicling the rise and fall of Viking warrior Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmell), the series’ last two seasons have diverted course to focus on the lives of his sons.
Bjorn succeeded his father as the ruthless new leader of Kattegat, but his reign has been threatened by Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen) and the Rus.
As the entertainment industry has been stalled following the global outbreak of coronavirus, the History Channel confirmed production of Vikings’ sixth season has been put on hold.
However, this hasn’t stopped fans from searching for clues regarding the fates of some key characters in the remaining ten episodes.
Many viewers were disappointed by the first half of season six when a highly anticipated return of Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård) failed to come to fruition.
Floki was seemingly crushed underneath an erupting volcano in season five, but most fans are convinced his fate remains unclear and he will make a thrilling return to Vikings
One devoted viewer took to a Screenrant article to highlight an intriguing connection between Floki and Kattegat’s Seer which may provide clues to his reappearance in season 6b.
They said: The Seer told Floki he had been waiting for him for a long time ‘in the space between life and death’, and though Floki was as confused as viewers, the Seer added that he knew what he meant, and asked him to show him who he was.”
The Seer was known for possessing supernatural insight into the future of Kattegat’s fiercest warriors, but was tragically killed by Ivar in season five episode The Lost Moment.
Normally, the Vikings perform a peculiar ritual of licking the Seer’s palm as a sign of respect, but Floki’s interaction with the sinister Oracle surprised fans when the opposite happened.
The article continued: “The Seer then licked Floki’s hand instead of the other way around. It’s this moment which has made fans believe Floki is ‘the chosen one’ to take the Seer’s place though he had to go on his own journey first.”
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The eccentric boat builder entered what he thought was the cave to the Norse realm of Helheim, before discovering a Christian cross and what turned out to be an active volcano trapped him inside.
However, Floki’s fate remains ambiguous, although the History Channel is remaining characteristically tight-lipped about his potential return.
Gustaf Skarsgård was spotted on the set of the latest season, though, leading fans to believe he will eventually make another appearance in season six.
Gustaf has also managed to remain in the public eye by posting his own coronavirus-inspired poetry to his personal Instagram page.
Former star Katheryn Winnick, who portrayed Lagertha until the formidable Viking met a grisly end, also shared an inspirational behind-the-scenes post encouraging her followers to remain indoors during the lockdown.
Although all seems lost for Kattegat, season six of Vikings is set to be an explosive conclusion for the popular historical drama.
Viewers are hoping their favourite characters will be able to make one last appearance on Vikings as the series is set to take its final victory lap later this year.
Vikings is hoped to return to History and Amazon Prime at the end of 2020.
Published at Wed, 06 May 2020 04:30:00 +0000