Vikings Season 5 is nearly here!   The premiere is only weeks away and History launched a new teaser Thursday to get us all excited for what’s next.  It’s working!

The teaser is all about war.  And, we knew it was coming.  After the death of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), it was known that someone would have to take his place.  The immediate choice would be Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig), his eldest son; but it’s not that easy.  It never is.  Ivar (Alex Hogh Andersen) is on a mission, and it’s his voice we hear in the teaser.   He says, ‘There is going to be a war.  A war against Lagertha, who killed my mother in order to be queen.  And, of course, a war between brothers.’  Yes!  

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This is what we’ve been waiting for!  It’s been clear since Lagertha (Katherine Winnick) killed Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland) that Bjorn would face Ivar’s wrath.  Now, it’s happening.  Lagertha, Bjorn and Ubbe (Jordan Smith) vs. Ivar and Hvitserk (Marco Ilso).  A family is torn apart.  Both sides have assembled an army and literal war is imminent.  There are flashes of a few other things: Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) on a boat in a storm, Ubbe fighting someone European, and Bjorn pillaging somewhere off the mediteranian.  The best part, though, is the end when Lagertha defiantly says on the verge of battle, ‘Now I can die.’

Will Lagertha, in fact, die this season?  It’s been a long time coming, and she’s been under threat throughout the series.  She can’t live forever, can she?  But, it’s likely that all of that battling in the teaser won’t come until the end of the season.  There’s a lot of voyaging and maneuvering to get through first.

Vikings premieres on History, November 29th. 


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