Vikings to end after season six

The long-running hit will conclude after its sixth season, which has already wrapped production.

Vikings will end its run after six seasons. Corus Entertainment has confirmed the series will conclude at the end of its sixth season, which will debut later this year. The production team is currently exploring options for a new series that will expand on the franchise, with more details to be revealed at a later date, according to Corus.

The series is a Canada/Ireland copro from Canada’s Take 5 Productions and Ireland’s World 2000 in association with Corus Entertainment. It premiered on History in March 2013 and has continuously been a ratings hit for the channel. It was among Corus Entertainment’s top three rated Canadian series in 2018, and earned the title of Playback‘s scripted show of the year in 2014 after two successful seasons.

The series is also an awards favourite, garnering accolades at the Canadian Screen Awards, the DGC awards and the Emmys, to name a few.

History is currently airing the back half of season five. Vikings was renewed for a 20-episode sixth season in September 2017, which has already wrapped production.

Vikings is created by Michael Hirst, who executive produces the series alongside Take 5′s John Weber, World 2000′s Morgan O’Sullivan, Sheila Hockin, Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer and James Flynn. MGM Television handles worldwide distribution on the series outside of Ireland and Canada.

Updated Jan. 7, 2019