The fourth season of Vikings ended with a lot of twists from murders to the introduction of new characters, all of them were there. While Ragnar’s death was the highlight of the last season the introduction of a new character, Heahmund grabbed the attention. His introduction was only at the very last moment of the series, where nothing of him expressed clearly. Thus his character is already in the spotlight in the coming season, and he is going to be one of the most talked about of the Vikings Season 5 cast.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ character, Heahmund got a sword that inscribed “ananyzapata.” The word has various meaning from religious to warrior spree. He is also been seen to have a great interest in women and one of the scenes he was seen to be intimate a woman after killing and burying her husband.
The character has a stylistic approach, and as per the fans of he is the ‘bad guy.’ But the makers are suggesting that Heahmund is more than that and has shades in his character. In a recent interview Jonathan Rhys Meyers said, “[Heahmund] got a particular reason for being there. It’s not a stunt. He’s not a gratuitous cast member, there just to keep you entertained. There’s a reason he’s there, and it’s a very particular reason. If he doesn’t perform the duties that he’s meant to perform, the story won’t move the way that it’s meant to move, and historically it won’t get to where it needs to go.”
Heahmund is portrayed as a religious man, and the Vikings are still pagans. That can be a twisted part of the plot, and he may have a particular reason to in trying the scene of Viking’ world. The reason for him being there could be as a pivotal character to move the story along to future events in Vikings. This character will also reveal his relation with Ivar, the Boneless, which will be of enmity. There is even a possibility of a battle between Ivar and Heahmund.
All these information are increasing the intensity of the show that is yet to reveal the release date. But as per the known facts, every year the show airs at the end of the year, and the fans are hoping this year it will come to the particular scheduled month. Till then satisfy yourself with the other news of Vikings Season 5 cast.