Vikings season 6: Lagertha star details how personal experiences were written into show

Lagertha remains one of the star’s most personal roles, though, in part thanks to her close bond with Vikings’ showrunner and sole writer, Michael Hirst.

In contrast to most long-running television dramas, Hirst penned the scripts to each and every episode of Vikings by himself, without the help of any co-writers.

Speaking with Collider, Winnick explained: “He has it all in his head without a writing partner, it’s absolutely unbelievable. And something that I know he’s very very proud of.”

Thanks to Hirst’s presence as the key creative force behind Vikings, Winnick quickly developed a strong working relationship with the showrunner.