{Potential VIKINGS SPOILERS exist in this post.  Beware. }

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Vikings is coming back for season 5, and it may be the bloodiest of all.  At the Vikings panel at SDCC on Saturday, the season 5 trailer was released revealing a dark future for the family of Ragnar Lothbrook.  But, the panel itself was fun, friendly, light and gave fans and cast members a big silly surprise.  

So, first let’s let the cat out of the bag.  Or, the kangaroo, as it may be.  A large furry marsupial started the questions at panel, where Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Gustaf Skarsgard (Floki), Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn), and Alex Hogh Andersen (Ivar) were ready and awaiting fan curiosities.  Someone must have been in on the prank to let this guy get up with the panel, get his shield signed and give hugs… because that’s not really in line with panel protocol.  (Though, it’s not the first time that this crew has pranked each other.  Youtube it.)   It turns out that kangaroo was Travis Fimmel (Ragnar) all the time.  Ragnar Lothbrok lives… in a kangaroo suit. 

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The trailer has a much nastier tone.  And, that tone is full-on civil war.  Lagertha is trying to keep a hold on Kattegat, but Ivar is coming for it… and her.  Bjorn, who clearly has achieved his goal of raiding the Mediterranean at some point, is with his mom, Ivar has Ubbe and Hvitserk… and we all know what happened to Sigurd.  It’s a war of brothers, and it’s not going to end well.  Heads literally roll in this trailer.  Floki is off on his own somewhere.  It’s a mystery what role he’ll play in this season, but I’d wager it’s going to be big.  Watch and ponder it yourself.  

Vikings season 5 premieres November 29, 2017.

 

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