Vikings season 5 spoilers: Who’s off to the desert? (Photo)

Vikings season 5Vikings season 5 will hopefully be coming your way later in 2017, and based on some of the first images that are out there for it, it’s looking already like this will be an adventurous year like no other.

For one, we’re going to be seeing a very different part of the world explored, one that doesn’t have the most substantial imprint in history for these characters — but one that is very important nonetheless. Bjorn is heading to the desert!

Over the course of the episodes ahead, the character (played by Alexander Ludwig) is going to find himself in very uncharted territory; with that, you will get an even further opportunity to see the show expand itself. In speaking about these sequences (which were filmed in Morocco), show executive producer Michael Hirst said the following to Entertainment Weekly:

“When you see the Vikings in the Sahara, in these sand dunes… you’d never seen that palette on the show before. It’s exquisite and wonderful.”

The photo below is clear proof of that — it’s gorgeous, and it’s going to be very much intriguing to see how much the show gives us footage from there. We love the scenery, but to go along with that further, we love that this is a show that’s not getting comfortable or trying to tell parts of its story off-camera. Kudos to History and the studio for having the budget to also allow this to happen, given that we have a very hard time imagining that any of this was done on the cheap. Vikings regularly films in Ireland, and with their enormous battle sequences and the drama that goes along with that, it was never really all that cheap to begin with. Nonetheless, this show probably more than any other makes the most out of what it’s given — it finds a way to paint beautiful pictures and deliver an outstanding story with great actors. How it continues to be ignored in awards-show consideration is beyond our realm of comprehension.

One other thing that excites us…

The fact that nobody is mentioning that Vikings season 5 is going to be the final one for the series. It’s the little things sometimes, and we don’t want to face the possibility of there not being any more episodes of the show beyond the upcoming run. There are certainly plenty more stories to tell with Ivar and his brothers; the exit of Travis Fimmel may be sad (he’s one of the best actors out there), but you’ve still got Katheryn Winnick and so many other wonderful artists. The only thing that’d make us happier right now than some details is an official premiere date; filming’s been done for a while, and we’re in what is now a rather-vicious waiting game.

What do you want to see on Vikings season 5 when the show returns to History? Be sure to share your thoughts now in the attached comments!

Meanwhile, head over here in the event that you want to get some other news right now when it comes to the show. (Photo: History.)

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