Vikings Season 6 Vol. 1 Review
Director: Katheryn Winnick as Lagertha, Alexander Ludwig as Bjorn, Gustaf Skarsgard as Floki, Georgia Hirst as Torvi and more.
Starring: Reviewed By: Dean Asquith
My Rating: 4 out of 5 🏹
Season six returns following the battle between brothers, which has left Bjorn victorious and a hero to the people who have been under the tyrannical rule of Ivar for so long. As the new leader of Kattegat, Bjorn struggles to fill his late father's shoes as king, while facing several dilemmas and wrestling with the idea that power overshadows morals.
Meanwhile, Ivar, searching for a new path to separate him from his past, is seen traveling along The Silk Road, eventually leading him to Russia. He meets his match in Prince Oleg (Danila Kozlovsky), a ruthless and unpredictable Russian ruler, who shocks even Ivar with his merciless actions. Lagertha has her own agenda - to live a quieter and less public life on her own farm, but new dangers lurk close to home. This season, the Vikings continue to take over Scandinavia as Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith), and Torvi (Georgia Hirst) travel to Iceland to uncover the mystery circling Floki's (Gustaf Skarsgård) disappearance and Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø) pursues his personal vendetta against Ivar.
Vikings keeps up with its fearsome reputation with the new season. Season 6 Vol 1 is a fantastic start to the final series of this long running favourite of mine. Although i’m still mourning the loss of Ragnar, whose death was not something I wanted to see, Alexander Ludwig as Bjorn does an awesome job of filling his shoes. I’ve always loved the characters of Bjorn and Lagertha and I'm holding onto them dearly throughout this final season.
We see each of Ragnar’s sons forging their own path and we see some really interesting developments. I’m not going to give anything away as it will not only spoil vol. 1 but potentially vol. 2 also.
The standout performances for me are Alexander Ludiwg as Bjorn and Alex Hogh Andersen as Ivar. Both of these have been absolute standouts since their respective arrivals and they show no signs of letting up. A special mention to Gustaf Skarsgard who, as his name suggests, is unbelievable as any character he portrays, Watch out for him in Cursed on Netflix where he plays the legendary Druid, Merlin.
Trust me when I say that you don’t want to miss this. As normal with this show, it continues to go from strength as the series sets up a mindblowing finale to this incredible show.