Vikings will fight another day as History announced Thursday that the historical drama is getting a fifth season.
The renewal also comes with the news that Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) will be joining the cast next season. This makes the second consecutive project Meyers has done with the network with his starring turn in Roots to premiere on Memorial Day.
"The brilliant writing and depth of historical research and authenticity brought to the screen by Michael Hirst paired with our talented cast and crew, has made this series one of the most compelling, visually stunning historical dramas on television," said History president Jana Bennett. "Vikings has raided the hearts of audiences and we are thrilled that Jonathan Rhys Myers will become a bigger part of the History family after his incredible performance in our upcoming production of Roots."
Production for next season will begin this summer; the show will air in 2017. Vikings currently airs Thursday nights at 10/9c on History, with the latter half of the fourth season to come later this year.