Why ‘Vikings’ Will Finish Run on Amazon Prime Instead of the History Channel

Tim Baysinger
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After a year-long wait, History Channel is finally bringing an end to its Norseman saga, “Vikings.” Except that when the historical drama premieres its final 10 episodes, they won’t be on History — but on Amazon Prime, where all the episodes will drop on Dec. 30. The A+E Networks cable channel is taking an unconventional route to close out its first scripted series on Amazon Prime before airing on a weekly basis on History next year. The series, which stars Alexander Ludwig, Peter Franzen and Alex Høgh Andersen, was originally set to wrap up its run with a 20-episode sixth and final season split into two parts on History Channel. The first half of the final season debuted last December. “Vikings” showrunner Michael Hirst told TheWrap that the decision was out of his hands. “Nobody told me anything about it. I was told about it as a fait accompli,” he said. “It didn’t entirely surprise me.” Also Read: 'Vikings' Moves to Amazon for Final 10 Episodes of Series - Watch the Trailer (Video) The “Vikings” franchise was already moving toward streaming anyway. Hirst and “Vikings” producers MGM Television have a follow-up series, “Vikings: Valhalla” that is in development at Netflix....

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