Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) Vikings season 4
A photo of Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) from History's "Vikings" season 4. Facebook/Vikings

“Vikings” season 4 has been more dramatic than ever as it observed the demise of one of the lead characters Ragnar (Travis Fimmel). His sons, who have been so far living under his shadow are emerging out as true warriors planning to avenge their father’s death. Fans have started to notice that Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) is a reflection of his father. Showrunner Michael Hirst has also admitted the same.

Fans have often pointed that Ubbe, the eldest son of Ragnar and Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland) often sounds like his father Ragnar. Furthermore, his expressions have also been compared to that of Ragnar’s. Interestingly, Hirst also noticed that. He revealed how once on the sets of “Vikings” season 4, the same was pointed out and how he was left wondering about it.

“I don’t know who first said it to me, but on the set, someone said: ‘Doesn’t (Jordan Patrick Smith) look like Travis used to look?’ The moment someone says it, you realize you’ve been half-aware of it, but now it’s sort of in the open. You realize, ‘Yes, he does,’” Hirst said. Another interesting aspect about the two characters is that both of them are being portrayed by Australian actors. Travis Fimmel and Jordan Patrick Smith are both Australians.

Hirst stated that this was an “extraordinary thing” and it “chimes very much” with a lot of ideas he already had for the character. According to him, all the sons of Ragnar inherited some or the other characteristics or philosophy of his. He said that Ubbe was the closest to Ragnar. Talking in details about Ubbe’s connection with his father, Hirst also told Entertainment Weekly, that Ubbe inherited Ragnar’s philosophy and he is keener to accomplish his vision of settlement in England.

“Vikings” season 4 airs on Wednesdays at 9PM ET on History in the US. The show also airs in Australia on SBS One at 8:30PM.

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