‘Vikings’ Boss Explains the Show’s Latest Game-Changing Death and Character Loss

  • Variety
‘Vikings’ Boss Explains the Show’s Latest Game-Changing Death and Character Loss
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Hell,” the Dec. 26 episode of “Vikings.”

When leading man Travis Fimmel exited the fourth season of History’s “Vikings,” his character, Ragnar Lothbrok, left behind five distinct sons who were ready to carry on his legacy, while the series also announced the addition of Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“The Tudors”) as the passionate bishop warrior Heahmund.

The latter character, who was written by series creator Michael Hirst with Meyers in mind, made a quick impression with viewers. From his introduction as a Vikings adversary, to his alliance with Ivar (Alex Hogh Andersen) in taking over Kattegat, to his falling in love with Vikings queen Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) and bringing her back to Wessex, his journey impacted many of the show’s existing characters.

That made Heahmund’s unexpected demise in battle on Wednesday’s “Hell” episode of the series seem all the more sudden.
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