The Vikings never did anything by halves – and that includes the Comic-Con panel for the History Channel series, which culminated with a full Viking funeral in San Diego’s Embarcadero Marina Park South to honour the show’s fallen characters.
The bodycount was huge over the course of Vikings‘ fourth season, with a number of major characters risen to Valhalla. But those who did show up to the Comic-Con panel included Gustaf Skarsgård, Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig and Alex Høgh Andersen, along with a certain Aussie star who made a surprise appearance in a kangaroo costume. Fair dinkum!
Prior to the evening’s panel, proceedings kicked off with a funeral procession through the Gaslamp Quarter and the distribution of temporary tattoos of the show’s logo.
— Vikings on HISTORY (@HistoryVikings) July 21, 2017
Høgh Andersen revealed how he prepared to play Ivar, the crippled son of Ragnar Lothbrok – he spent three weeks crawling around the floor of a hotel room.
Ivar will have a prominent role in Season 5, with a battle between brothers and civil war looming as he attempts to crown himself king of Kattegat. But reigning Queen Lagertha isn’t giving it up without a fight…
Check out all the bloody action in the first trailer for the new season, but DO NOT watch if you haven’t seen Season 4 – there be major spoilers ahead.
Vikings returns at the end of November. Catch up with Seasons 1-4 from JB Hi-Fi in the meantime.