‘Vikings' Season 4 Air Date, News & Update: Ragnar Lothbrok Succession By Ivar The Boneless Marks Very Different S5? Travis Fimmel Confirmed Death?
"Vikings Season 4" will be the last time Travis Fimmel fans will get to watch Ragnar Lothbrok as the famed Scandinavian leader in the History series. With the succession of lead from Ragnar Lothbrok to Ivar The Boneless (Michael Hogh Andersen) and Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig), "Vikings Season 4" significantly marks the end of an era.
The Hollywood Reporter cites Travis Fimmel in revealing that the "Warcraft" star accepted the role of Ragnar Lothbrok with the knowledge that his character will die and give way to Ragnar's sons to continue the "Vikings" series. So will Ragnar Lothbrok really die in Northumbria in "Vikings Season 4?"
— Vikings on HISTORY (@HistoryVikings) 9 September 2016
According to Travis Fimmel, the "Vikings" series will portray the fate of Ragnar Lothbrok as close to history as possible. As history marked Paris to be the last big victory for Ragnar Lothbrok, so will the "Vikings" series as revealed by Travis Fimmel.
Fierce warriors. #Vikings pic.twitter.com/osNlzOf0hs — Vikings on HISTORY (@HistoryVikings) 2 September 2016
In the recent "Vikings Season 4" midseason premiere trailer, Ragnar Lothbrok was seen facing the snake pit of King Aella of Northumbria. As "Vikings Season 4" will portray, Ragnar Lothbrok did indeed die in the hands of vengeful King Aella in historical accounts.
— Vikings on HISTORY (@HistoryVikings) 11 September 2016
"Vikings" series creator Michael Hirst cautioned fans via Entertainment Weekly that Travis Fimmel will yet play out some of the most heart-rending scenes for Ragnar Lothbrok when "Vikings Season 4" returns. According to Michael Hirst, what fans of the History series saw in the "Vikings Season 4" midseason finale is not the end of Ragnar Lothbrok.
The time jump that revealed the sons of Ragnar Lothbrok, particularly Ivar The Boneless, all grown up at the "Vikings Season 4" midseason finale was intentionally done by Michael Hirst. According to Michael Hirst, the History series creator wanted to give the audience a perspective of the relationship Ragnar Lothbrok had with his sons, particularly Ivar The Boneless and Bjorn Ironside who grew to be the most famous of all his famous sons.
After Travis Fimmel exits Ragnar Lothbrok in "Vikings Season 4," History series fans will get to follow the journey of his sons into the Western World. Ivar The Boneless, Bjorn Ironside and the rest of the sons of Ragnar Lothbrok will pick up the mantle and continue to tell the "real" story of the Vikingsto the world in Season 5.
With no firm premiere date for "Vikings Season 4" return, fans should stay alert this fall to close off the story of Ragnar Lothbrok and see Ivar The Boneless and Bjorn Ironside rise to power. Which son of Ragnar Lothbrok did you find yourself partial to at the "Vikings Season 4" midseason finale?