The end is coming for “Vikings”, with Deadline reporting the acclaimed History Canada series will conclude at the end of the upcoming 20-episode sixth season.

The news isn’t all bad for fans, however, as the outlet is also reporting that series creator Michael Hirst and the show’s studio, MGM Television, are in talks with History to develop a new series that would “continue the ‘Vikings’ saga,” from the same creative team behind the original.

According to Deadline, if a deal is made, Hirst will be joined by screenwriter Jeb Stuart, whose resume includes such features as “Die Hard” and “The Fugitive”.

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“Vikings” is currently airing the final batch of episodes of season 5, while production on the sixth season has already wrapped. Season 6 is expected to debut sometime later this year, with the final episodes likely to air in 2020.

Since its debut in 2013, “Vikings” has been a breakout hit for History and remains the channel’s top-rated scripted series.

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“It has been my pleasure and my privilege to work with History and our partner MGM over five seasons and 69 episodes of ‘Vikings’,” said Hirst in a statement when the show was renewed for its sixth season.

“There are many reasons why I love this show, not least for the commitment and creativity of everyone involved in making it, but perhaps even more important is the spirit that drives this production — one of the happiest, most collaborative and most authentic productions I have ever been involved with,” he added. “And so we sail on.”

“Vikings” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on History Canada; you can also watch full episodes online.