Vikings Final Season: First Trailer and Premiere Date!

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It's almost time to say goodbye to Vikings!

History has revealed that the sixth and final season of the hit drama series will get underway Wednesday, December 4, at 9/8c. 

Even more exciting is that History is giving fans a two-hour premiere, making the long wait between seasons more worthwhile. 

Ivar Defends - Vikings Season 5 Episode 20

"For the past five seasons the Vikings have explored and conquered the known world, from early raids in England and the fierce battles of the Great Heathen Army to the heart-stopping death of Ragnar (Travis Fimmel), now the epic saga sails to monumental lengths throughout 20 compelling, definitive episodes," reads the logline from the cable network. 

Lagertha Rides - Vikings Season 5 Episode 20

The 20-episode sixth season will air in two parts, meaning the first ten will kick off later this year, while the remaining ten episodes will air in 2020.

Additionally, series regular Katheryn Winnick is set to direct one episode in the final season, marking her directorial debut.

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Vikings Season 5 reached 25.2 million total viewers in Live+7 delivery and is the network's #1 drama series. 

Bloody Lagertha Standing - Vikings Season 5 Episode 19

"I always knew how 'Vikings' would end and, after 89 episodes, I truly believe the saga of Ragnar Lothbrok and his sons has been told and we are leaving our beloved fans with the proper and definitive ending they so deserve," said Michael Hirst, creator, writer and executive producer.

"Although it is bittersweet there are still 20 episodes left and the most ambitious and intensely emotional episodes are still to come." 

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"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," reads the official logline.

Stern Alfred - Vikings Season 5 Episode 18

"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."

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"He meets his match in Prince Oleg (Danila Kozlovsky), a ruthless and unpredictable Russian ruler, who shocks even Ivar with his merciless actions."

"While Lagertha has her own agenda - to live a quieter and less public life on her own farm, but new dangers lurk close to home."

Gunnhild - Vikings Season 5 Episode 17

"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 around Floki's (Gustaf Skarsgård) disappearance and Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø) pursues his personal vendetta against Ivar."

Have a look at the full trailer below and hit the comments with your thoughts on it. 

Remember, you can watch Vikings online right here via TV Fanatic. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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Vikings Quotes

Ragnar: I have something to say. I did not become Earl because I aspired to be one. It came about because of other people's actions. And I did not become king out of ambition, but once again I had no choice as a result of other people's actions. But nonetheless, I am king. King Ragnar, that is my name. What does a king do Bjorn?
Bjorn: He rules.
Ragnar: Yes, good... he rules. And as a ruler, I have the last say. Me! Not you, not you and not you.

Ragnar: What do you see?
Bjorn: Power, the power of a king.
Ragnar: Power is always dangerous. It attracts the worst and corrupts the best. I never asked for power. Power is only given to those who are prepared to lower themselves to pick it up.