‘Vikings’ season 5: Ivar has ‘violent’ future, says Alex Høgh Andersen; The Boneless is gunning for Lagertha

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Alex Høgh Andersen plays Ivar the Boneless on ‘Vikings’ season 5. Instagram/Alex Høgh Andersen

“Vikings” season 5 is set to open things up for Alex Høgh Andersen and his character, Ivar. The boneless upstart is destined to carry Ragnar’s (Travis Fimmel) torch now that he is the indubitable frontrunner amongst his brothers. Ivar has something to prove, and he’s going to do things his way: in violent fashion.

Spoiler alert: This article contains plot details about the fifth season of “Vikings.” An official announcement has yet to be made regarding the air date of the season premiere. Episodes from the series’ previous seasons are available for Australian viewers to watch on SBS.

Ivar is set to shake things up next season. Ragnar’s son has a destructive future ahead of him, and Alex Høgh Andersen said that his character’s condition plays a big role with his emotional status. It triggers everything from wrath and arrogance, to insecurity and competition with his brothers.

“Every single thing he does is a compensation for his disease, and him struggling all the time to prove himself,” said Andersen, as quoted by ET. “He is struggling with being crippled and not being the picture of someone who could lead an entire army [and] the fact that they won’t see his brilliant mind."

Andersen feels for Ivar. The Danish actor thinks it’s infuriating that the Boneless has something to say, yet he’s not being heard. Ivar’s frustration reached its boiling last season when he couldn’t take Sigurd’s (David Lindström) insults, leading him to kill his brother out of rage.

Ivar’s thirst for blood isn’t going away anytime soon, though. He’s gunning for Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) next season to avenge his mother Aslaug’s (Alyssa Sutherland) death in the hands of the reigning queen. He’s also set to clash with “Vikings” newcomer Bishop Heahmund, who’s portrayed by Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Despite Ivar’s condition, which the History show’s creator Michael Hirst described as brittle bone syndrome, the boneless one is only going to get more ferocious, apparently. After all, Ivar wouldn’t be the front-running son of Ragnar if he was anything less than maddening.

“Determined, still angry, violent, but also in love” is what Andersen describes the future Ivar. “He’s completely out of touch with reality and his emotions.”

History has yet to officially confirm the actual “Vikings” season 5 release date, but the showrunners have previously announced that the series is indeed returning this year. The show’s cast members have likewise made it known on their social networks that the season premiere will be out before the year ends. In fact, Winnick recently hinted on Instagram that “big news” is “coming soon.”


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