We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Vikings is a popular historical drama series airing on Amazon Prime Video and History, and it is based on Norse mythology. The series has gained a huge fanbase over the years and viewers are eagerly awaiting the release of season six, part B. Alexander Ludwig, who plays the main character Bjorn Ironside, has spoken out about how he feels his role has limited his opportunities. The historical drama series was created by Michael Hirst and it made its debut in Canada in Over the years fans have fallen in love with the main characters and in January it was revealed season six, the final season, had been given the green light.
The show has been so popular a spin-off sequel, called Vikings: Valhalla, is being made for Netflix. However, some of the cast members were not aware of how well the series, inspired by the Ragnar Lothbrok played by Travis Fimmel sagas, would resonate with fans.
Ludwig has spoken out in various interviews about how the intense filming schedule has limited his chances to take on new roles. The year-old has just taken on a major role in the film Bad Boys for Life, and in an interview to promote the film he said the show's longevity and production schedule has taken its toll. Ludwig joined the cast as a young Bjorn Ironside in the second season of Vikings, and over time he eventually became the lead character. Following the death of his father Ragnar in the series, Bjorn has been the focus of the story, working his way up to King of Kattegat.
His character is one of the last remaining original characters of the series, with his mother Lagertha Katheryn Winnick also dying in season six. The star, who has also been filming for the movies Recon and Swing, told The Hollywood Reporter: "When I signed on to the show, I originally expected it to be a episode cable drama series.
He added: "They upped it to a episode series, which meant I was completely plucked out of any other opportunities. He said: "That being said, I'm so grateful for the job, it was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. The Canadian actor's role in the series is based on a historical figure, and the real Bjorn Ironside was believed to have been one of the first Kings of Sweden.
With this in mind, it was made impossible for Bjorn to leave the series early, as his character had so much to achieve. He also portrayed Lieutenant Roy Pearce in the film Midway in , and he has spent some time chasing his dream as a musician.
His character on Vikings remains one of the most popular of the series, with fans hoping he is still alive. One fan said on Twitter: "Up to date with Vikings at last, hope the new stuff comes soon. Need to be sure what happened to Bjorn. Viewers admired the relationship between Bjorn and his parents, and even Ludwig said he tried to make sure elements of Ragnar shone through in Bjorn after he died.
Ludwig has not given any clues as to whether Bjorn is still alive for season six part B, but he did say his character will return "in some form or another". The star is on Instagram and he has been keeping fans up to date during quarantine, the trailer for the Bad Boys for Life film. Everyone can watch BadBoysForLife at home now.
Does Alexander Ludwig regret taking on role as Bjorn Ironside? Vikings: Bjorn was in a relationship with Porrun Image: Sky. Vikings: Bjorn Ironside became the main character Image: Sky.
Ludwig did take on other projects while the earlier seasons of Vikings were still on the air. In he starred in the film The Final Girls, and he then went on to play a role in Blackway.
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