HISTORYÂ®Â announced today that Ontario nativeÂ Kris Holden-RiedÂ has been cast as Eyvind (AY-vind) in season 5 of the award-winning seriesÂ Vikings. Season 5 is currently in production in Ireland and Canada and will air in Canada on HISTORY in 2017.
Holden-Ried will appear throughout the season as the character Eyvind, an important warrior in Kattegat who decides to travel and settle his family in a new land.
Hailed for his starring role in Showcaseâ€™s award-winning original seriesÂ Lost Girl, Holden-Ried most recently moved behind the camera with his directorial debut,Â The Epitaph,Â and is developingÂ a TV series based on an internationally-acclaimed trilogy.Â Holden-Ried was a champion competitor inÂ ridingÂ andÂ fencing. He is a former member of the Canadian National Pentathlon Team and has aÂ silver medalÂ from both the Pan American and Pan Pacific Pentathlon Championships. He is represented by Amanda Rosenthal Talent Agency and Luber Roklin Entertainment.
Season 4 ofÂ VikingsÂ returns with all-new episodesÂ WednesdaysÂ atÂ 9 p.m. ET/PTÂ beginningÂ November 30Â on HISTORY.
Fans can catch up on past seasons ofÂ VikingsÂ onÂ HISTORY.ca, HISTORY on Demand, HISTORY Go app, shomi, and iTunes.
VikingsÂ is an international Canadian/Irish co-production by Take 5 Productions and World 2000. HISTORY broadcasts both domestically in Canada and the U.S. MGM Television bringsÂ VikingsÂ to the global audience, serving as the worldwide distributor outside of Ireland and Canada.Â VikingsÂ is produced in association with Corus Entertainment.