From a media release:
HISTORYâ€™s hit drama seriesÂ VikingsÂ returns for a gripping fourth season onThursday, February 18thÂ at 10pm ET. The network has added four episodes to its initial 16 episode order and is rolling out an epic fan experience extending far beyond the new season.
Beginning February 18th, a new episode will air every Thursday for ten weeks with the remaining episodes to air later in the year. Brand new this season is the innovative online destination, â€˜Vikings: A World Revealedâ€™,Â thatÂ takes fans on an interactive journey into the making ofÂ Vikings, guided by the stars of the show. Also new isÂ Real Vikings, a four-part documentary series that drawsÂ on recent discoveries, leading experts, and the cast ofÂ VikingsÂ to offer fans a compelling window into Viking civilization. In the week leading up to the premiere,Â ET CanadaÂ takes viewers behind-the-scenes ofÂ VikingsÂ inÂ Vikings: Behind the Shield Wall with ET CanadaÂ featuring exclusive, on-set interviews with the cast and a sneak peek of the new season.
In the upcoming season ofÂ Vikings, betrayal is everywhere as the powers begin to shift. Following the Vikingsâ€™ successful raid of Paris in season three, Ragnar is the most feared and respected leader in the Western World. However, his victory is short-lived as he is surrounded by those who seek his undoing. Joining the stellar cast this season is Canadian Dianne DoanÂ (Descendants) as â€œYidu,â€ a completely different character within the world of the Vikings who fascinates Ragnar. Doan is joined by Peter FranzÃ©n (The Gunman) as â€œKing Harold Finehair,â€ a complex character who seeks to be King of Norway and a potential threat to Ragnar; and Jasper PÃ¤Ã¤kkÃ¶nen (Jet Trash) as â€œHalfdan The Black,â€ King Haroldâ€™s violent younger brother. In an exciting first in the seriesâ€™ history, the new season ofÂ VikingsÂ will feature scenes filmed in Canada, on location in Sault Ste. Marie.
VikingsÂ has been theÂ #1 Canadian specialty programÂ among multiple key demos for three consecutive seasons and is theÂ #1 program on HISTORY*. Fans can spend the holidays catching up on the exciting first three seasons ofÂ VikingsÂ onÂ shomiÂ andÂ iTunes, and the third season will be available on HISTORY on Demand,Â history.ca, and the HISTORY Go app beginning December 21st. Leading up to the season four premiere, aÂ VikingsÂ season three marathon will air on Saturday, February 13thÂ on HISTORY.