Ivar (played by Alex Hogh Andersen) is the son of the late fan-favourite Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) on Vikings, and become well-known for his merciless invasion of several Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.
Vikings viewers are expecting Ivar to finally get his comeuppance on the series in season six, after years of bloodshed and a seriously cutthroat attitude to running his armies.
But in a new turnaround, the leader could end up having a major new ally during the latest series.
Actor Andrei Claude has been posting to his Instagram account the details of his upcoming role on Vikings.
So far, there has been no official confirmation from History Channel regarding the star’s new role, but the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) lists Andrei appearing in several episodes.
It is also listed that his character name is Ganbaatar.
While details from the show remain under wraps, Andrei has been delighting fans with various details about the upcoming series.
One image featured the Vikings logo and teased fans season six of the series is “coming soon”.
“The sixth and final season of @historyvikings is coming soon. All I can say is prepare for the unexpected, again and again. #vikings #historyvikings,” Andrei wrote.
Flocking to the comments, fans shared their excitement at the news.
“I can’t wait,” one person wrote.
Another enthused: “Can’t wait to see you play Ganbaatar. Is ‘soon’ sooner than November?”
“@andreiclaude Yes? That means it’s coming earlier than November?” a third asked. “The fact that you’re playing a character on the show makes your statement a lot more reliable.
“I hope it comes before November and you saying so makes me hyped!”
“Can’t wait was so great working on it as an extra and getting to work with you was a bonus,” a fourth praised. “You warmed up the cold mornings!!
“I can’t wait! I’m so sad this is the final season though,” a fifth lamented.
Another post from the actor detailed what appeared to be a brutal fight scene in the hit show.
Andrei captioned it: “Just another day at the office… #filming #outdoors #onlocation #historyvikings #wicklow #ireland.”
Who will Andrei join forces with on the History Channel drama?
Vikings season six will return to the History channel soon.