History has cancelled Vikings after its upcoming sixth season.
The cabler has opted not to renew the historical drama for Season 7.
The sudden cancellation announcement comes months after the show was renewed for Season 6.
Despite the cancellation, History is plotting a Vikings spinoff series which would continue the franchise.
As the hit drama is wrapping, History, Vikings creator Michael Hirst and studio MGM Television, are looking to extend the Vikings franchise with a new series. I’ve learned that the network is in talks with MGM and Hirst about a new series from the same creative team as the original series, which would continue the Vikings saga. If the offshoot project, which is in early stages, moves forward, Hirst will be joined by feature writer Jeb Stuart (Die Hard, The Fugitive).
Vikings, which will end its run after a total of 89 episodes, is currently halfway through airing the back 10 episodes of its 20-episode fifth season, with the finale slated for Jan. 30.
The 20-episode sixth — and now final — season is slated to close out the series in 2019, TVShowsCancelled.com can confirm.