Jonathan Rhys Meyers Joining 'Vikings' Season 5

History has picked up another season of "Vikings."

The show's fifth season, which will air in 2017, will be made up of 20 episodes, and brings on new cast member, and "Tudors" alum, Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

"The brilliant writing and depth of historical research and authenticity brought to the screen by Michael Hirst paired with our talented cast and crew, has made this series one of the most compelling, visually stunning historical dramas on television," Jana Bennett, President and General Manager of History, said in a statement. "'Vikings' has raided the hearts of audiences and we are thrilled that Jonathan Rhys Myers will become a bigger part of the History family after his incredible performance in our upcoming production of 'Roots.'"

Jonathan Rhys Meyers attends the opening night premiere of Cavalia's 'Odysseo' at Odysseo's White Big Top on February 6, 2016 in Irvine, Calif.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers attends the opening night premiere of Cavalia's 'Odysseo' at Odysseo's White Big Top on February 6, 2016 in Irvine, Calif. (Getty Images)

 Production on the fifth season kicks off this summer.

-- Jolie Lash

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