Vikings – King Alfred’s Rise and Bishop Heahmund’s Fall

WithVikings having just finished its fifth season, the challenge show-runner Michael Hirst faces is how to sustain the drama. Battles are an obvious answer but with combat featuring so frequently in the series, the challenge is to find a new angle. They must be about something more than victory and defeat, conquest and surrender, life and death.

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