Season 4 spoilers: Betrayal and a new love interest
There is a host of new intrigue and back stabbing that is set for the eventual return of History Channel’s popular “Vikings” television series. The fourth season promises to be jam packed with new alliances as well as new enemies both within and outside their own ranks.
The previous season had shown the betrayal of Rollo, played by Clive Standen. Ragnar, played by Travis Fimmel, had trusted his brother, but it seems that the offers made by Emperor Charles of West Francia, played by Lothaire Bluteau, were enough to turn him against his own brother. No one could really blame him because the good Emperor had offered him lands, titles, and even the hand of his own daughter for marriage.
Standen had revealed in interview with Entertainment Weekly his character’s decision to betray his brother in the television show. “Rollo got offered the land and the princess by Charles, and I don’t think he really thought about it that much. It seems like a win-win scenario. He’s got nothing to go back for in Kattegat anymore,” the actor had revealed.
The actor also revealed that Rollo would realize in the long run that he had made the wrong decision and will have to face the wrath of his brother when the time comes.
Some reports also indicate that the upcoming season would also be focusing on the shaky relationship between Ragnar’s second wife, Aslaug played by Alyssa Sutherland. They would apparently try to make their relationship work but it would prove to be futile and will eventually end. Aslaug already had a taste for power after being left in charge in Kattegat. There will come a time where she will no longer want to step down from her position of power which will be a problem for Ragnar.
A new love interest may also be in the cards for Ragnar in the upcoming new season in the form of Yidu. The Chinese slave has recently caught the attention of the King of Demark, seeing as that she is very much unlike any woman Ragnar has ever seen.
The series had already been renewed for a fourth season back in March, but History has not yet announced an official premiere date for the new season. It is however expected to air sometime next year 2016.