With Vikings Season 4 on its way to the television screen soon, there are a lot of speculations about what’s in store for the fans in the upcoming season. As we the fans know that the show is based on the Danish King Ragnar Lothbrok, there are speculations that the show is going to depict his death in Season 4.
Actor Travis Fimmel is likely to leave the show since he wants to pursue his career in Hollywood. Apart from this, those who are aware of Lothbrok’s life story will know that his empire is successfully carried forward by his sons and this is soon going to be the focus of Vikings Season 4.
Christian Today reported that Michael Hirst, the showrunner of Vikings has already hinted at the fact that Season 4 might continue without Ragnar in the lead. This comment was made by him in the San Diego Comic Con in June this year.
Hirst has reportedly said that he has already conceptualized the plot ahead for the series and he can see it going forward without Ragnar there. He has attributed this to the historical backing which suggests that Ragnar’s many sons become more successful than him. This will give them enough information to take on numerous adventures and create a world in Vikings Season 4 that will not show Ragnar in the lead and then slowly fade him out.
Ragnar, the king of Denmark, lead his men through a successful siege of Paris, but the outcome of this war hasn’t been good when it comes to him personally. He has been injured badly and also betrayed by his brother Rollo (Clive Standen).
Rollo went ahead and formed an alliance with King Charles (Lothaire Bluteau) when he was offered his hand in marriage. This came as a shock for Ragnar, but he doesn’t act on it immediately. There are chances that Rollo will realize his mistake in Vikings Season 4, but by then, it is going to be too late for him.
Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) who is Ragnar’s eldest son will start to play an important role from Vikings Season 4. With Ragnar badly injured, the countrymen will remove him from the throne in favor of Bjorn. With Bjorn starting to enjoy a position of power, he will seek revenge for the humiliation his father felt in the hands of Rollo.
Alexander Ludwig while talking about the character of Bjorn has said that he is someone who doesn’t give up on something that he has set his eyes on. He has made a promise to avenge his father’s betrayal by Rollo and this isn’t going to end up well for the latter. Bjorn hasn’t been given the throne by his father, but with the support of the people, he knows that he can win it.
However, before Bjorn can sit on the throne, he has to fight his brother Ivor to prove his worth. Ivor isn’t ready to accept that Bjorn is the true claimant to the throne and there is going to be a gruesome battle between Ragnar’s two sons for the throne.
Vikings Season 4 will see Rollo doubting his action from Season 3. He knows that it wasn’t a good thing to go behind his brother’s back and side with King Charles, but he has always been someone who has been overshadowed by his brother and this was his chance to shine and he seized the opportunity. However, he will soon realize that making a life for him in the strange place with a tongue that he doesn’t understand; isn’t going to be an easy task.