With the decision of actor Travis Fimmel to focus on acting on films rather than on the small screen, his character King Ragnar Lothbrok in the historical drama TV series “Vikings” on the History channel may be bidding goodbye to the show come Season 4 next year.
It is really difficult to find a replacement actor for Travis Fimmel and his character in “Vikings” so rather than do it and alienate some fans of the show, it seems like the producers are now contemplating of giving the actor a graceful exit on the TV series – the death of his character.
Reports have it that executive producer Michael Hirst has already teased the possibility of King Ragnar’s death come Season 4 and that his first-born son Bjorn Ironside, played by Alexander Ludwig, will serve as his successor as King of Kattegat in Denmark, details Venture Capital Post.
In a recent interview, Hirst said that fans should take note of the fact that King Ragnar is not only sick, but he is actually hovering from life and death during the Season 3 finale.
Charismatic and magnificent
He admits that Travis has been an absolutely charismatic and magnificent actor for “Vikings” but the show has already come to the point where his young and hot sons can take over from him. Hirst added that hopefully, the audience will continue to be engaged with Bjorn the way they were with King Ragnar, and will also follow him and his adventures or conquests.