Vikings is the epic historical drama series about the Norse hero Viking Ragnar Lothbrok (played by Travis Fimmel). The series followed him as he turned from farmer to Scandinavian King after raiding lands in Anglo-Saxon England. Sadly, season six will be the last, so here’s a list of popular historical dramas if you need your Viking fix.
Other shows to watch if you love Vikings
1. Game of Thrones
Vikings was billed the next Game of Thrones when it premiered in 2013, thanks to its production values and incredible storylines.
Although Game of Thrones is not grounded in history, the show does have an authentic feel to it.
Just like Ragnar Lothbrok and the Vikings, Game of Thrones essentially follows seven houses as they try to hold onto and expand their power.
Vikings and GoT are not just about bloody battles and victory, the plots are also laced with betrayal, romance, friendship and grief.
Game of Thrones came to an end earlier this year, which means you can binge-watch all eight seasons of the show in one go.
2. The Last Kingdom
The Last Kingdom, which originally aired on BBC, is grounded in historical accuracy.
The series follows the story of Uhtred of Bebbanburg (Alexander Dreymon) who was abducted by the Vikings and made their slave.
He was raised as a Pagan and things take an interesting turn when he returns home to Anglo-Saxon England.
At home, Uhtred is forced to fight against the very people who raised him.
In December 2018, Netflix renewed The Last Kingdom which is expected to arrive at some point in 2020.
The show features a star-studded cast including David Dawson, Emily Cox, Eliza Butterworth, David Schofield, James Northcote and Kevin Eldon.
The first three seasons of The Last Kingdom are steaming on Netflix snow.
Fellow History the US show Knightfall is a historical drama series about the suppression of the Knights Templar and the Crusades.
The Knights Templar were a 12th Century Catholic military who were persecuted by King Phillip IV of France (Ed Stoppard).
Much of the story is based around the fictional Templar leader Landry du Lauzon (Tom Cullen).
Season two finished airing in May 2019 and fans are currently awaiting news of a third season.
Star Wars icon Mark Hamill starred in the last season as Master Talus, a veteran Templar.
Other cast members in Knightfall include Jim Carter, Pádraic Delaney and Simon Merrells.
Knightfall his on History Channel UK and is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video now.
The first season was titled Medici: Masters of Florence and starred two-time Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman and Bodyguard’s Richard Madden.
Medici is an Italian-British historical drama about the Italian Medici family during Renaissance Florence.
Each season of the show focuses on a particular moment in the family’s history.
The second season was called Medici: The Magnificent, starring Sean Bean as Jacopo de’ Pazzi and Daniel Sharman as Lorenzo the Magnificent,.
You can watch Medici season one and two on Netflix now.
When is Vikings season 6 out?
Unfortunately, Vikings season six does not have an official release date.
Judging by the show’s previous release dates, hopefully, Vikings will arrive in November 2019.
Episodes will air on History in the US and will drop on Amazon Prime in the UK the following day.
To watch Vikings, you can sign up to a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime.
After the trial is over, you can subscribe to Amazon Prime from £7.99 per month.
The sixth season has 20 episodes and will be split into two parts.
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Vikings season 6 is coming soon to Amazon Prime and History US
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