"Vikings" season 5's filming is underway, and the latest progress of the installment has just confirmed another year for Clive Standen's Rollo Sigurdsson. Standen confirmed his role, but it is not yet sure whether his character will appear in most of the seasons. History has not yet confirmed the premiere of "Vikings" season 5, but fans continue to speculate that it will return sometime in November.
Most of the "Vikings" fans might have been wondering whether Ragnar's brother, Rollo, will come back for more seasons. It can be recalled that he left for Normandy in season 4, where many got the impression that he will not be seen again. Also, actor Standen has been signed for a lead role in NBC's "Taken". Following these circumstances, more people assumed he flee, than those who hoped for his return.
However, in his previous interview with TVGuide, Clive Standen confirmed his appearance in "Vikings" season 5 and shared a brief detail about his character Rollo. "Nearly every season, creator Michael Hirst has allowed me to reinvent this man, and Season 5 is no different," Standen shared in the interview. "I think when he comes back, all bets are off. You'll see a very different Rollo," he continued to explain.
Standen hinted on Rollo's reunion with the Lothbrok brothers, which reports claimed to be a fiery event. The actor also said that the season will be "explosive". Hence, fans will surely see a more action-packed installment. The intention of Rollo's return is not yet clear, as he appears that he already left his "Vikings" life to rule the lands of Normandy.
More cast members are about to step up this season. Ivar the Boneless has already become more famous even before "Vikings" season 5 started. The character will be heavily featured as teased by the synopsis, trailer, and the show's creator. Dwight Hendrickson is also said to join the historical drama. He will be playing Ketill Flatnose, which fans know as a fierce and brave warrior, chosen by Floki to be one of the leaders of the Viking party intent on traveling to Iceland to set up a community there.
While there are new characters coming to the show, there are also some fan favorites who might never be in the show again. Three characters already met their demise, but Creator Michael Hirst previously said that Ragnar's presence has been very strong that he might be seen through flashbacks in the new installment. Fans might have been lucky, though, to have witnessed the life of the "Vikings" king as Travis Fimmel revealed that he was supposedly starring the show for only one season but ended up doing three more.
"Vikings" season 5 does not have a definite schedule for its premiere yet, but there is a speculation that it will start airing episodes in November. This follows the usual 10-month break between seasons which was observed in the previous installments. "Vikings" season 5 is reportedly featuring 20 episodes, half of the season has already been filmed.