Everyone’s favorite nomad will be wandering back into Kattegat when Season 4 of the hit History Channel series “Vikings” returns in 2016. That’s right, Kevin Durand will reportedly reprise his role as Harbard, the mysterious traveler who ended up paying Ragnar’s (Travis Fimmel) village a visit in the third installment of the Michael Hirst-created drama.
In addition to Durand confirming the exciting news of his reappearance in the historical drama during the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con, the “Strain” actor also revealed that he’s already started to film some of the scenes involving the bearded Wanderer. “I was there last week, and then I have to go straight back after [Comic-Con],” he told Zap2It.
So what will Harbard’s revisit mean for the people of Kattegat? Well, Durand put it ever so bluntly that Harbard will ultimately “create more chaos” for the townspeople -- and we totally believe it!
Harbard really shook things up when he made his debut in the third installment. Not only did his initial visit lead to the death of Jessalyn Gilsig’s character Siggy (she drowned after saving Ragnar’s boys from the icy waters), but he also created hostility between the King and Queen after putting the moves on Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland).
Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård) was the one to break the news to Ragnar about Aslaug’s infidelity -- not because he was displeased with the Queen for cheating on his friend, but because he was convinced Harbard was Odin, the chief Viking God and ruler of Asgard.
“Odin slept with your wife,” Floki said to Ragnar, excited that the great God has chosen the wife of his king to lay with. But Ragnar was less than enthused to learn about the spiritual rendezvous. Instead, he confronted his wife about her disloyalty (despite having cheated on Aslaug many times himself). But if Ragnar thinks Aslaug betrayed him before, just wait until he finds out what the regal character has up her sleeve in Season 4 of “Vikings.”
In the action-packed trailer for the fourth installment, viewers can watch as Aslaug asks the Seer (John Kavanagh) whether a woman may rise up and rule the village someday.
“I want to know if a woman would succeed to the kingdom of Kattegat,” she asks.
Could Aslaug’s sudden interest in power have something to do with Harbard’s return? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts. “Vikings” will return to the History Channel with Season 4 in 2016.