Open Casting Calls Announced for “Vikings” Season 5


“Vikings” season 5 is now casting.

There are 2 open casting calls coming up in Dublin and Wicklow, where the show films. As before, the show needs lots of background extras.

History Channel has renewed “Vikings” for a 5th season to premiere in 2017. The network  has ordered 20 episodes for the period drama which will begin filming around the Dublin and Wicklow areas this coming summer.  In addition, Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) has joined the Season 5 cast. Details of his role are being kept under wraps for now. The visually stunning series is created by Michael Hirst (The Tudors). “Vikings” is set in the dark ages and tells the story of Ragnar Lothbrok and his family.

Ragnar Lodbrok or Lothbrok was a legendary Viking raider and ruler whose adventures where described in Norse poetry of those ages. Legend has it that he traveled to what is modern England today and further. He is said to have fathered quite a few sons who became legends in their own right as well, most notably, the Viking warriors & explorers Björn Ironside, Ivar the Boneless and Ubba. Hirst’s “Viking” series follows their adventures with a mix of historical events, Norse mythology and fictional flair.

History Vikings 2016 extras casting call

Hirst also serves as the show’s executive producer. The show has announced that for season 5, they will be adding Jonathan Rhys Meyers  to the cast. Meyers starred in Hirst’s “The Tudors.”  The show has been pretty hush hush about the role that Meyers will be taking on leaving many fans wondering about whether Meyers will be playing one of Ragnar’s grown sons or a new character completely.  Since Ragnar historically dies in England,  fans are also wondering if Travis Fimmel, the actor who plays Ragnar will be returning… especially following the huge time jump of this season’s mid-season finale. The show has already announced that Clive Standen, the actor who plays Rollo, will not be part of the upcoming season.  All in all, Vikings has been a solid show for History channel.

The show does film in Ireland and is ONLY considering local talent able to work in the Dublin / Wicklow area.

Vikings season 5 cast


There will be 3x Extras Open Casting days in 2016 – 2x days will be held in Dublin and 1x day will be held in Wicklow. To apply, people should come along to one of our open casting days,


THE COMPLEX, 10-14 Little Mary Street, Dublin 7 (Between Capel Street & Smithfield Markets)
Monday 23rd May 2016 anytime between 10.00am -5.00pm
Tuesday 24th May 2016 anytime between 10.00am – 5.00pm

The Grand Hotel, Abbey St, Wicklow Town
Wednesday 25th May 2016 anytime between 10.00am – 5.00pm
Our Open casting days are open to adults of ALL ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS.


Here is some additional info:

– You MUST LIVE LOCALLY (IRELAND) to be considered!
– This is mainly for adults aged 16yrs +
– It is for people from ALL ETHNIC & RELIGIOUS BACKGROUNDS eg White/European, African, North African, Caribbean, Middle Eastern, Asian, Mediterranean, South American and more…
– You DO NOT need an appointment
– You only need to attend one of the days to apply
– You will be asked to fill out an application form, which we will give you upon arrival
– We will take a photo of each person when there
– Please only attend if you wish to apply, time is limited and we want to give everyone genuinely wishing to apply a chance. You will be asked to leave if you are just hanging out with friends
– The process will only take about 20x mins
-You need to be a full time resident and living in Ireland with a working visa and PPS number .
-We will not call anyone from outside of Ireland so please DO NOT travel to our open casting if you DO NOT FIT THE CRITERIA!

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