‘Vikings’ Season 6B: Alexander Ludwig Posts a Tribute To the Series – ‘It Has Been the Greatest Honor of My Life Working on This Show’

The final episodes of the hit series Vikings last appeared on Amazon Prime Video before being released on History. The series has featured the main characters around the world in all sorts of situations. One of Ragnar Lothbrok ‘s sons (Travis Fimmel), Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig), has come a long way from his days as just a child on his parents’ farm.

Fans will see what happened to Bjorn Ironside in season 6B of Vikings. Will he survive the battle with Russia? Ludwig, who plays the iconic character, recently shared a tribute to the series in a sentimental post on Instagram.

[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from ‘Vikings’]

Alexander Ludwig in 'Vikings'
Alexander Ludwig in ‘Vikings’ | Bernard Walsh / History / Networks A + E.

Bjorn Ironside has come a long way

When fans first meet Bjorn, he’s just a kid on the Ragnar and Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) family farm. He sees his father rise to prominence as he travels West and finds England. However, it leads to challenges between Ragnar and the local earl, Haraldson (Gabriel Byrne). Ragnar wins in one fight against him and is named Earl of Kattegat.

Bjorn’s father continues to sail west and create more of a myth about himself. But when he cheats on Bjorn ‘s mother, Lagertha, and gets pregnant Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland), Lagertha leaves him and her life in Kattegat. At the last minute, Bjorn decides to reunite with his mother, although he sees his father again years later when they come to help him recover Kattegat from Jarl Borg (Thorbjørn Harr).

Ragnar is finally made King Kattegat after King Horik was killed while plotting that he was first assassinated. Bjorn lives with his father for several years, and he also plunders and fights with him. It is his father who gives him the name Ironside, and he eventually makes a name for himself not only as the son of Ragnar, but as a fierce fighter and traveler of the world. Through attacks in Paris and England, Bjorn becomes very famous as a father.

Bjorn and his brothers get revenge for Ragnar Lothbrok ‘s death

Bjorn makes it all the way to the Mediterranean Sea, but returns when he realizes that his father has been killed. Along with Heathen’s Great Army, Bjorn and the Vikings wage war on England and seek revenge for Ragnar’s death. Bjorn’s father was killed by King Aelle (Ivan Kaye) after King Ecbert (Linus Roache) surrendered (when Ragnar intervened).

Peace will not last long Vikings, and the kingdom of Lagertha in Kattegat is taken over by Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen), Bjorn ‘s brother, after taking it from Aslaug, his mother. Eventually, Bjorn fights to get Kattegat back from his brother. He will be King of Kattegat, but he could not have come at a worse time.

Ivar links himself to Russia, and with Prince Oleg (Danila Kozlovsky) at the helm, they invade Scandinavia. During the fight, Bjorn is stabbed on the beach by what looks like Ivar (even though he should be completely somewhere else at the time).

Alexander Ludwig will post a compliment to the series

Alexander Ludwig and Katheryn Winnick in 'Vikings'
Alexander Ludwig and Katheryn Winnick in ‘Vikings’ | Jonathan Hession / A + E Networks / History

Bjorn’s full setback to season 6B is not yet known, which is the final season of the series. On the day he first appeared, December 30, Ludwig, who plays Bjorn, posted a high praise on the show on Instagram. He included several photos and shared a sentimental message in honor of the series.

The first image shared is Bjorn riding out on his horse after he was killed by a few arrows. He holds up the Sword of the Kings looking wounded. The next photo is of young Bjorn from season 1 with the opposite image as a fully grown Bjorn from season 6. The third photo shows Bjorn holding up his sword, and in the last image we see the famous poster for the final moments with Ragnar’s remaining sons.

Ludwig stepped down Instagram: “Here it is. The final season is now streaming on Prime Video. So proud of our team and our amazing team. Thank you to everyone who supported us on this amazing journey. It has been the greatest honor of my life working on this show. See you in Valhalla 😉 @amazonprimevideo #vikings @historyvikings. ”

What will happen to Bjorn in season 6B?

Bjorn is alive, but not long. When season 6B picked up, he was taken back to Kattegat, and is badly injured. However, King Hakon (Mishaël Lopes Cardozo) has spread a rumor to Russia that Bjorn has already died. Although Hakon is killed, the plan works, and when Bjorn rides out to meet the Russians, everyone is surprised that he is still alive. He frightens them, and when Ganbaatar (Andrei Claude), a captain in Oleg ‘s army, shoots Bjorn with three arrows, he is still a miracle still alive through. He holds out the Sword of Kings, and the rest of his forces surround Russia. They fight, and Russia returns to Kyiv when the Vikings win the battle.

Bjorn’s plan works, and he saves his country. Unfortunately, he is not alive, and he was given a large burial. Bjorn went out sacrificing himself for his people, and will be remembered forever for that. The series is over and Bjorn’s journey has come full circle.

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