Get ready, Vikings fans: the final episodes are almost here and they promise to bring this historical drama to an epic conclusion.
Created by Michael Hirst (The Tudors), the series debuted all the way back in 2013 and made headlines as the first ever scripted series from the History Channel. Despite hailing from such an authoritative producer of documentaries, many have pointed out that Vikings is not entirely accurate in some of its stories – although it has remained consistently entertaining throughout.
Fans will be hoping that the show can stick the landing when it returns at the end of the year and there’s plenty of reason to be optimistic, with Hirst recently revealing this finale has been envisioned from the very beginning.
“I knew in a global sense where I was ultimately going. And it was very satisfactory, in a way, when we came to what I knew was going to be by the last season. I also felt that I’d said as much as I had to say really about Vikings, you know? I started off and I was fascinated by their culture and beliefs, and I wanted to overturn all these prejudices and cliches about them and [then] I fell in love with these major characters. Often my days and nights for seven years were filled with Vikings. You know, I would write [until] 12 o’clock at night, I commuted to Ireland every week. It was time to conclude the saga.”
The final 10 episodes of Vikings will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video from Wednesday 30th December. All the previous episodes, including the first half of season six, are ready and waiting for you right now.