Published Jan 04, 2019Vikings — the flagship series for History — is coming to an end. It's been confirmed that the show will be ending after its upcoming sixth season.
The confirmation comes via Deadline, which broke the bad news to fans. But despite Vikings ending, there is a silver lining: show creator Michael Hirst and studio MGM Television are looking to extend the Vikings franchise with a new as-yet-untitled spinoff series.
According to Deadline, the new series would feature the same creative team and would "continue the Vikings saga." At this point, though, the offshoot series is in the very early stages.
Vikings proper will end its run after an impressive 89 episodes. Right now, the show is midway through its fifth season, and the finale will take place on January 30.
According to Deadline, the upcoming Season 6 will be made up of 20 episodes, and it's slated to premiere later this year, with the final episodes most likely airing in 2020.