Season 4 of the historical drama TV series “Vikings” on the History Channel is currently on its midseason break but the network has yet to announce the resumption of its airing.
However, speculations are rife that it could happen in July when Season 6 of “Game of Thrones” is already through. Reports have it that the producers of “Vikings” have intentionally set the schedule of Season 4 of the TV series so that it would not go head-to-head with the popular HBO series.
In addition to looking forward to what shall happen to King Ragnar Lothbrok of the Vikings, played by Travis Fimmel, after he was defeated by his brother Rollo, played by Clive Standen, fans are also eager to know the fate of Lagertha, played by Katheryn Winnick.
During the midseason finale of “Vikings” Season 4, the shieldmaiden of Kattegat was as good as dead after Aslaug, played by Alyssa Sutherland, attempted to kill her and have the crown all to herself.
An epic comeback for the character
Executive producer Michael Hirst disclosed in a recent interview that Lagertha will live to see another day when Season 4 of “Vikings” resumes airing in July.
He said that Lagertha is a huge part of the story going forward and that there will be an epic comeback for her in the remaining episodes of Season 4.
Hirst also hinted that there is something that Lagertha will do that is going to be unexpected. However when the viewers will think about it later, they would not fault her for doing it because she is Lagertha, details the Christian Today.
And whatever Lagertha shall be doing, it is most certain that Aslaug will not like it. It is likely that Aslaug will be fearful of Lagertha’s revenge after she survives what Aslaug has put her through.
Actress Katheryn Winnick also teased that Lagertha will become practically unrecognizable when she comes back because of the physical change in her. She said that her clothes will change and her status will change so it is going to be an exciting time for Lagertha.
An amazing journey for Ragnar
Hirst also teased that if fans knew what would happen to Ragnar in the second half of the season of “Vikings,” they would all be happy that he did not die during his fight with his brother Rollo during the midseason finale.
The showrunner said that Travis Fimmel is absolutely amazing on the journey and more powerful than ever. He said that what shall happen to Ragnar is going to be unbelievable and fans should prepare to shed a lot of tears, details the Ecumenical News.
Hirst also hinted that the second half of “Vikings” Season 4 shall see Ragnar getting less of the spotlight as the plotlines focus more on his sons.
Although Ragnar is great on his own, the King of the Vikings is historically known to be afraid of his sons excelling him.
Not that “Vikings” is airing on the same timeslot as “Game of Thrones” but it seems the producers and the showrunner of the History Channel show would rather play it safe than risk losing a good portion of its audience.
After all, if critics and viewers would look at it, “Vikings” and “Game of Thrones” have the same feel in terms of excellent settings and locations, gory fight scenes, as well as a bit of how it weaves the drama and politics into its storylines.
However, in terms of compelling plotlines and global popularity, “Game of Thrones” is miles apart from “Vikings” which is why it is only appropriate for the latter to step back rather than go on a head-to-head collision.
Thus, it no longer came out as a surprise that Season 4 of “Vikings” went into its midseason break just days before Season 6 of “Game of Thrones” premiered on HBO on April 25.