You better start sharpening your swords now because in just a few months you’ll need to break out your weapons when “Vikings” returns to the small screen in 2016. The Season 4 premiere date of everyone’s favorite History Channel drama was revealed Thursday.
So, mark your calendars for Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, because that’s when Ragnar (Travis Fimmel), Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) and the rest of the Lothbrok clan will be raiding our TV screens.
But that’s not the only good news we have for fans of Michael Hirst’s epic series. According to TVLine, Season 4 will run for 20 episodes, giving audiences four extra hours to hang with the warriors and shield maidens of Kattegat. (The series was originally given a 16-episode arc.) However, the fourth installment will be split up into two segments: Part 1 will begin in February while the following 10 episodes will air after the show’s break.
History Channel also shared its first image from Season 4 of “Vikings,” (pictured above) which was inspired by the painting of the Last Supper. Ragner portrays the role of Jesus while his family, friends and foes (emphasis on the foes) sit beside him at a crowded dinner table. This is also the first time viewers get to see Ivar the Boneless as a child. (Ragnar left the deformed child to die in Season 3 before Aslaug [Alyssa Sutherland] saved him.)
According to Entertainment Weekly, we are to assume someone sitting at that table is likely to deceive Ragnar -- especially after the trailer for the upcoming installment revealed betrayal will play a pivotal role in Season 4.
So, who will be betraying Ragnar’s trust in Season 4 of “Vikings”? Sound off with your theories below and don’t forget to tune in to the premiere of “Vikings” on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 10 p.m. EST on History Channel.