A drama series that has had a pretty good run will be wrapping it up at the conclusion of its sixth season. Deadline reports that the upcoming 20-episode season of “Vikings” will be the last for the flagship History series.
“As the hit drama is wrapping, History, ‘Vikings’ creator Michael Hirst and studio MGM Television are looking to extend the ‘Vikings’ franchise with a new series,” Nellie Andreeva reports in the Deadline article. “I’ve learned that the network is in talks with MGM and Hirst about a new series from the same creative team as the original series, which would continue the ‘Vikings’ saga. If the offshoot project, which is in early stages, moves forward, Hirst will be joined by feature writer Jeb Stuart (‘Die Hard,’ ‘The Fugitive’).”
History is currently midway through televising the back 10 of “Vikings'” fifth season, with the season finale set for Jan. 30.
“The series recently wrapped production on the final sixth season, which is expected to debut later this year, with the last episodes likely airing in 2020,” Deadline reports. “A rep for History confirmed to Deadline that ‘Vikings’ is coming to an end, providing no further details.”