EW – The Vikings panel at San Diego Comic-Con is always a raucous affair, but expect an especially wild time with the HISTORY series this year. Coming off a radical season that saw major characters depart the series, this year’s Vikings panel will include longtime stars Katheryn Winnick, Gustaf Skarsgard, and Alexander Ludwig, along with new key figure Alex Hogh Anderson (who plays devious rising conqueror Ivar) and the show’s creator Michael Hirst.
But Vikings is also staging a major event: An honest-to-god Viking Funeral, complete with a procession through the Gaslamp Quarter on Friday afternoon. The funeral will culminate at 7 p.m. local time with a pyrotechnic display on a 45-foot Viking longship, on the waterfront behind the Convention Center at Embarcadero Marina Park South. (Anyone who attends the latter can pick up their own Viking drinking horn.)
In addition, the cast will take over EW’s Snapchat account all day Friday for an inside look at all their goings on throughout the day (yes, including that Viking Funeral). Follow along by adding EWSnaps on Snapchat.
They have finally announced the guests for Comic Con this year:
Vikings (5:45-6:45 p.m., Room 6BCF, History) What do the gods have in store? Katheryn Winnick, Gustaf Skarsgard, Alexander Ludwig, Alex Høgh Andersen and series creator Michael Hirst will reveal an exclusive sneak peek of season five.
Naturally I will be providing photos and video updates as they happen. Can’t wait!
Sorry I haven’t updated in awhile. While they were on hiatus and filming Season 5, I decided it was a good time for me to take a break as well. But I’m starting to ramp up again to make sure the site is ready for the new season, characters, and actors! This is mainly individual events and photoshoots of the existing actors.
After the death of Travis Fimmel’s Ragnar Lothbrok halfway through Vikings’ fourth season, the series’ successor seemed to anyone’s game. But after Wednesday night’s explosive season finale, the question wasn’t who will succeed Ragnar, but rather how far he will go, as Alex Høgh Andersen and his character, Ivar the Boneless, took charge.
ET hopped on the phone with 22-year-old Andersen ahead of the shocking finale, where he opened up about what he learned from Fimmel before the star’s series departure, the pressure of joining the History Channel show and his character’s “violent” future.