‘Vikings’ Season 5 Trailer Promises Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Bloody Heads (Video)

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Heads will roll! Bloody battles, a decapitated head and more gritty action kick off the season 5 trailer of History’s “Vikings,” released Friday during Comic-Con.

The show will return on November 29 with a two-hour premiere featuring new series regular Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Bishop Heahmund.

Season 5 begins with Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen) asserting his leadership over the Great Heathen Army, while Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) reigns as Queen of Kattegat. Ivar’s murder of his brother Sigurd sets the stage for vicious battles to come as Ragnar’s sons plot their next moves after avenging their father’s death.

Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) follows his destiny into the Mediterranean Sea and Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) who is suffering from the loss of his wife Helga, takes to the seas submitting himself to the will of the gods.

Michael Hirst is creator and sole writer of the series, and serves as executive producer along with Morgan O’Sullivan of World 2000, Sheila Hockin, John Weber of Take 5 Productions (“The Tudors,” “The Borgias”), Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer, and James Flynn (“The Tudors,” “The Borgias”). Arturo Interian serves as the executive in charge of production for HISTORY.

“When Michael Hirst told us his epic plans for the season premiere, we needed two hours to tell it properly,” said Arturo Interian, History’s SVP of  Scripted Programming, said.

Watch the trailer above.

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