The cast of History’s Vikings discussed their favorite moments from the past six and a half seasons, their favorite fan interactions, and what makes Vikings so popular, as well as debuted an exclusive clip from from the upcoming final episodes set to air later this year at a panel today online as part of Comic-Con@Home, the virtual replacement for the cancelled San Diego Comic Con.
Michael Hirst, Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Alex Ludwig, Clive Standen, and Jordan Patrick Smith appeared virtually with TV Guide magazine senior writer Kate Hahn.
Jordan Patrick Smith recalled his first day on theVikings set, saying he remembers it “because Travis slapped me in the face 45 times. That was my introduction to Vikings. When I first came to set it was big shoes to fill. I remember walking down the hills and someone said “please don’t mess this up, our jobs depend on you.” So that was what the four brothers were introduced to walking down the hill. But I also remember everyone being so welcoming…”
Clive Standen reminisced about the fight scene between Rangar and Rollo. “The stunt team who were incredible in our show, they always came up with fantastic fights and they came up with a fantastic fight for Ragnar and Rollo. It was all swords and it was a very beautiful fight and Travis came in, and he was right, he just said ‘this needs to be the tension between the brothers. It needs to be the brothers and not one of them is going to go down until one of them is dead.’ He showed some examples of fights and we arranged to get rid of the swords as soon as possible and just hit each other,” he said.
Katheryn Winnick talked about the death of Lagertha. “That last moment you did where Lagertha falls in the water and lands right next to Ragnar. And a little fun fact to the fans that last line ‘In my dreams, we are always together,’ that was actually my audition line when I first tested as Lagertha. So it’s just full circle to see it all come back,” she said.
Fimmel talked about the final scene where Ragnar is sitting at the water’s edge, saying goodbye to his daughter. “ I don’t know why, but it took me about 3 minutes to memorize that whole thing because it was just written so well. All the best writing, I can memorize like that,” he said.
The final episodes of Vikings’ last season are scheduled to air later this year. An exclusive clip was shown to get fans excited. The clip can be seen below.
Vikings airs on the History Channel and past episodes are available to stream of Hulu.