March 17, 2016

History announced today that Vikings has been renewed for a fifth season. The veteran drama has maintained its rank as one of the top 10 cable dramas in its current fourth season, continuing to draw strong viewership in key demographics.

The cable network has ordered another 20 episodes of Vikings - matching its Season 4 number - for a premiere in 2017. It was also announced today that Jonathan Rhys Meyers will be joining the cast as a series regular in Season 5, though details on his role are being kept secret for the time being.