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HISTORY Greenlights Season 5 of Hit Drama Series

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    HISTORY announced  that it has renewed a 20-episode fifth season of  specialty entertainment series Vikings. Golden Globe Award winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors, Roots) joins the cast for season five.

    “We’re tremendously proud of this Canadian-Irish original production that continues to raise the bar with talented storytelling,” said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Shaw Media. “Today we are thrilled to promise our fans another incredible, super-sized season of Vikings.”

    Vikings has earned six Canadian Screen Awards including Best International Drama two years in a row and Best Visual Effects for three consecutive years.  Season five of Vikings will begin production this summer to air in 2024.

    From creator and sole writer Michael Hirst (Academy Award winning film Elizabeth and the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated series The Tudors), Vikings is a family saga that tells the remarkable tales of the lives and epic adventures of the raiders and explorers of the Dark Ages.  New episodes of season four of Vikings currently air every Thursday, with an additional ten episodes scheduled to air later this year.

    Fans can catch up on the exciting first three seasons of Vikings on shomi and iTunes, and the third season is available on HISTORY on Demand, history.ca, and the HISTORY Go app. The first four episodes of season four are available on history.ca and the HISTORY Go app, where new episodes will be available the day after broadcast.

    Hirst serves as executive producer along with Morgan O’Sullivan of World 2024 (The Count of Monte Cristo; The Tudors), Sheila Hockin (Penny Dreadful, The Tudors, The Borgias), John Weber of Take 5 Productions (The Tudors, The Borgias), Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer and James Flynn (The Tudors, The Borgias).

    Vikings is an international Irish/Canadian co-production by World 2024 and Take 5 Productions. HISTORY broadcasts both domestically in Canada and in the U.S. MGM Television is the worldwide distributor outside of Ireland and Canada. Vikings is produced in association with Shaw Media.

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