`The cast from the History Channel’s historical drama television series? The Vikings reunited for a virtual Comic-Com@Home 2020 panel. The show, which will air the second half of the sixth and final season sometime before the end of 2020, featured a Q and A with the cast and an exclusive clip that was released during the panel.
The panel was hosted by Kate Hahn, who was joined by Jordan Patrick Smith who plays Ubbe, Clive Standen who plays Rollo, Alex Ludwig who plays Bjorn Ironside, Katheryn Winnick who played Lagertha, and Travis Fimmel who played Ragnar and, last but not least we have the creator and executive producer of Vikings Micahel Hirst.
Actress Katheryn Winnick talking about the death of Lagertha:
That last moment you did where Lagertha falls in the water and lands right next to Ragnar. And a little fun fact to the fans that last line “In my dreams, we are always together,” that was actually my audition line when I first tested as Lagertha. So it’s just full circle to see it all come back.
Travis Fimmel on Ragnar’s final scene where Ragnar is sitting at the water’s edge, saying goodbye to his daughter:
I don’t know why, but it took me about 3 minutes to memorize that whole thing because it was just written so well. All the best writing, I can memorize like that.
Clive Standen about the fight scene between Ragnar and Rollo:
The stunt team who were incredible in our show, they always came up with fantastic fights, and they came up with a fantastic fight for Ragnar and Rollo. It was all swords, and it was a very beautiful fight, and Travis came in, and he was right, he just said, “this needs to be the tension between the brothers. It needs to be the brothers, and not one of them is going to go down until one of them is dead.” He showed some examples of fights, and we arranged to get rid of the swords as soon as possible and just hit each other.
Alexander Ludwig about Bjorn Ironside’s greatest love:
I think that after Thorunn left he had written off everything and kinda just used his sexual exploits as a way of self-medicating.
Jordan Patrick Smith / Ubbe about his first day on set:
I do remember my first day on the set because Travis slapped me in the face 45 times. That was my introduction to Vikings. When I first came to set, it was big shoes to fill. I remember walking down the hills, and someone said: “please don’t mess this up, our jobs depend on you.” So that was what the four brothers were introduced to walking down the hill. But I also remember everyone being so welcoming…
Creator and Executive producer Michael Hirst bout the scene where Ragnar learns the Lord’s Prayer:
And Travis said to me, “do you think; perhaps it would be a good idea if I don’t say anything in this episode except the Lord’s Prayer?” And I said, “well you are in a lot of scenes,” and he said, “yeah, but I can do it by looking,” I don’t need to say anything. So this was for sure a radical idea, and I looked at the script, and I was thinking well you know other people can say those words or I can get information somewhere else and it’s a cool idea anyway, we may get away with it.
The exclusive clip is below:
Vikings will return on December 4, 2020.