Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers poses during a photocall at the MIPTV, the International Television Programs Market, in Cannes, France. Reuters/Eric Gaillard

Fans will not have to wait too long to see Bishop Heahmund (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) in “Vikings” season 5. New pictures of the next season have surfaced online, and one of them shows Heahmund just before the start of a major battle. The following article contains spoilers.

There are three wars Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen) has to fight this year. The first is against Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), which serves as revenge for the murder of his mother. Then there's the war among brothers to determine the heir of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel). Finally, there will be war against the armies supposed to be led by Heahmund.

A new behind-the-scenes picture posted on Instagram shows Bishop Heahmund joining the war with the Vikings. The picture is from the start of a major battle, and all soldiers can be seen in the background with swords and shields. Heahmund rides ahead on his horse.

Heahmund has promised to fight to cleanse the land of invaders, and it appears he will not be waiting until the civil war among his enemies gets resolved. The new character may play a direct role in determining who the next king will be after Ragnar’s death.

Another picture posted on Instagram shows the sons of Ragnar with Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård). Floki will be an important character this year. A sneak peek of next season previously showed the character having a vision of Loki, the god of mischief. Will Floki die on the show this year?

Meanwhile, filming of “Vikings” season 6 continues. Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn Lothbrok) recently gave a production update by saying the cast members were having early pickups, and they apparently have to deal with bad weather conditions. The actor also promised a “big week ahead” for the team.

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