Vikings final season 6 episodes to premiere on Amazon before History Channel
The last 10 episodes of Vikings' sixth and final season will be raiding through streaming before it actually debuts on History Channel.
Amazon will roll out the back half of season 6, which finished its first half this past February, on its Prime Video platform this Dec. 30 in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria, and Ireland.
"Our monumental Vikings saga is coming to its conclusion, but not before you've had to chance to watch some of my all-time favorite episodes," series creator and sole writer Michael Hirst said in a statement. "Prime Video will uniquely expose the series finale to a streaming audience first. Prepare to be astonished, and for many surprises along the way. And if you have tears to shed, then also be prepared to shed them."
Amazon Prime Video is already the streaming home of the show's first five-and-a-half seasons and now continues to welcome Vikings as the platform curates a roster of original titles. The service had a ratings-high success this past summer with the premiere of The Boys season 2.
Travis Fimmel initially starred on Vikings, which premiered in 2013, as farmer-turned-warrior-turned-king Ragnar Lothbrok. With season 4, the show's story paved way for a newer generation of characters to claim the spotlight. The first episodes of season 6 finished with a battle between the Rus and Vikings for control of Norway. Betrayed by his brother Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen), Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig) was left for dead on the battlefield. A logline shared by Amazon for the concluding episodes teases "grave consequences."
"While in Iceland, Ubbe is determined to fulfill his father Ragnar's dream and sail further west than any Viking has traveled before," the description reads. "And there is unfinished business in England. The Vikings have established settlements there, and over-run most of the country – except for Wessex. The King of Wessex, Alfred the Great, is the only Saxon ruler to seriously challenge their complete domination. Ivar the Boneless must again face, in battle, the King he only knew as a boy for a final reckoning."