WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Vikings season 5
Season five, part two of Vikings will be premiering in America on History on Wednesday, November 28.
Amazon Prime will be releasing the next instalment from the Michael Hirst historical series the next day (Thursday, November 29).
Vikings season five, part two will consist of 10 episodes like the first block.
Will Ivar kill Hvitserk in Vikings season 5, Part 2?
Ahead of the show’s return, History has dropped a couple of promotional videos giving fans a glimpse of what to expect.
One teaser dropped earlier this week suggests that the end could be near for Hvitserk (played by Marco Ilsø).
In the video, Hvitserk is seen preparing for war as he gets ready to take on his brother Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig).
Fans are given a montage of battle shots as the fight between the warring sides continues.
Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) is seen getting stuck right into the fight in typical shieldmaiden fashion.
The Seer (John Kavanagh) is heard in voiceover prophesying: “Once more brother will fight again brother and the world will be wrecked and everything is becoming darker.”
It’s an ominous foretelling that has been repeated in some of the other teasers, suggesting that there will be some big casualties in season five.
But could the end be in sight for Hvitserk? In the trailer, he’s seen gazing thoughtfully into the distance but doesn’t seem to be in the middle of the action.
Nevertheless, it doesn’t look good for him given the way his loyalties seem uncertain.
Throughout the course of season five, he’s been emasculated by his brother Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen).
He’s also been left frustrated with Ivar leaving him out of his grand plans as well as the deals he’s made with King Harald (Peter Franzén) secretly.
Ivar has probably grown to see Hvitserk as a cumbersome figure to his rule over Kattegat, so it would make sense that he could get rid of him.
A previous trailer also showed Ivar creeping up on Hvitserk while he was sleeping and threatening him.
Hvitserk has also lost the favour of his other brothers having chosen Ivar over them.
Speaking about Ivar’s tenure as king in season five, creator Hirst said: “He almost instigates a reign of terror in Kattegat. It’s a provocative reign, it’s unhappy for the people of Kattegat and it doesn’t end happily.
“It will test the audience’s view of Ivar but I don’t think you ever totally lose sympathy with him and he’s such a good actor.”
He added: “There’s something slightly Nazi about Ivar at this point. I have great fun with Ivar.
“I think one thing we’re blessed with is that he’s a great actor playing the role.”
Vikings season 5, Part 2 will be premiering on Amazon Prime Video on November 29