Rollo, performed by Clive Standen, is without doubt one of the most iconic characters on the Historical past Channel’s nordic saga “Vikings,” which airs its midseason finale at 9 p.m. Wednesday. Though he has but to seem within the present’s fifth season, Standen teased his return in a latest dialog with The Submit.
“I’m so pleased with [‘Vikings’]. It’ll go down as most likely among the best TV experiences I’ve ever had,” Standen tells The Submit.
“It appears like they have been saying Rollo’s title quite a bit [in Season 5’s ninth episode ‘A Simple Story’]. It appears like Rollo is perhaps making an look quickly. However what we’ve discovered from Rollo is that you simply at all times need to anticipate the surprising. So [when] he does come again, I don’t assume he’s going to be doing what folks anticipate him to do.”
When Rollo final appeared within the present, the hot-tempered Viking warrior was a stranger in an odd land, having left the Northmen for the Franks. Season four noticed him marry the Frankish Princess Gisla (Morgane Polanski), who was lower than thrilled about her union to the “ignorant savage.”
Ultimately, Rollo and Gisla obtained to an excellent place, and Rollo made a reputation for himself ruling Normandy — however their relationship grew strained once more when Rollo joined his favourite nephew Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) on his voyage to search out the Mediterranean Sea.
On the finish of Season four, Rollo returned to Gisla and confessed that he felt conflicted about his twin identities as a Viking and the Duke of Normandy. Gisla slapped him. (“Folks both love or detest Rollo, or each in equal measure,” Standen says.)
Thus far, he hasn’t appeared on-screen in Season 5, however he’s given troops to his nephew Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen) in his battle in opposition to Rollo’s previous crush and ex sister-in-law Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick).
Since Season 5 is full of escalated tensions amongst members of the family, the midseason finale can be the right time for Rollo to return. When his brother Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) was nonetheless alive within the present’s first 4 seasons, Rollo was consistently betraying him. So when he joins the fray now, all bets are off on whose facet he’ll take.