Vikings star Katheryn Winnick is to make her debut as a director on the show’s sixth season.
The star, who plays Lagertha on the show, will direct one episode of the 20-episode run.
The series has just been renewed by History for Season 6, ahead of the fifth season’s premiere later this year.
The new season will feature Jonathan Rhys Meyers — who creator Michael Hirst exclusively told us was perfect for the series.
Recovering alcoholic Meyers was this week revealed by his wife Mara Lane to have suffered a relapse after she suffered a miscarriage with their second child.
Hirst said that Vikings Season 6 would reveal a “huge and unexpected revelation” in its storyline.
He also praised his co-creators and crew who he said made it one of the “happiest, most collaborative and most authentic productions” he had ever worked on.
Vikings Season 4 pulled in an average of 7.8million viewers per episode — making it a ratings winner for History.
We told in July how fans should prepare for civil war ahead of Season 5 with Alex Hogh Andersen’s Ivar the Boneless still out for revenge on Lagertha for murdering his mother.
Vikings returns for Season 5 on Wednesday, November 29, at 9pm ET/PT on History.