Vikings Valhalla is finally happening. Yes, you read that right! The popular Netflix series Vikings is going to get a sequel soon. The directors of Vikings, Jeb Stuart and Michael Hirst are teaming up again to bring Vikings another series for the fans. The original show is quite popular and has been on Netflix’s Most-Watched list for now.
Being a spin-off series, it will focus on many Viking heroes and legends of that time. Vikings: Valhalla is set about 100 years after the events of the original Vikings. The new series will feature a wide range of new characters, actors, and it seems like no one from the original series will be returning. The series will feature some well-known personalities of Norsemen history like Leif Eriksson, Harald Hardrada, and Freydis Eriksdotter.
The show was announced at one of Netflix’s Tudum events, and there was also a trailer for the show.
Vikings Valhalla Release Date
Netflix themselves confirmed in an event in 2019 that there will be a sequel to the original Vikings show. But, just like many other shows and movies, it was put on hold due to the pandemic of Coronavirus. At that time, the show was expecting a release date of 2021, but from the looks of it, we will probably see it in 2022.
We can expect Netflix to release a 12-episode season as they always do. It is yet unclear whether Netflix will release the whole season on the first day or weekly basis. The show will be available on Netflix as soon as it releases.
Vikings Valhalla: The Story
The series takes place in medieval Scandinavia. We will get to see the Vikings attack and loot various parts of Europe. It most likely tells us that the series will lead towards the end of the Viking era, as history suggests. People who have already seen the original series may find many similarities in Valhalla. There is little to no mention of the old characters, and writers say that as the series is set 100 years after the original one, it is doubtful that you will see characters from the previous series. The gap is too big.
The whole plot is yet unclear as the trailer reveals very little about the motives of the Vikings. What we know for sure is that the series will feature the adventures of some of the most famous and infamous Vikings ever. Other than the fact that the events in Valhalla take place a century after the first series, we know nothing. However, we may see the Vikings visit some familiar locations from the past series.
So, this means that you don’t need to watch the first series to understand Valhalla.
Vikings Valhalla Cast: Who’s Going to Be There?
The cast of the upcoming series is now available for the public to see. News always gets out and spreads quickly. Netflix confirms the following actors and actresses will take lead roles in the series.
- Sam Corlett will play Leif Eriksson; Leif comes from a family of sailors who believe in the ways of the pagans. A well-built man with solid beliefs sets out to explore the world in the old Viking way.
- Frida Gustavsson will portray Freydis Eriksdotter, a stubborn believer of the old gods of Vikings. We will get to see a lot of this fierce and cunning lady in the series. She sounds a lot like Lagartha, the legendary shieldmaiden.
- Leo Sutor will be Harold Sigurdsson; he is famous for uniting the Christians with the Vikings. He is one of the few left with the old Viking rage and ferociousness.
- Bradley Freegard will play King Canute; he is the king of Denmark and a very unforgiving Viking leader. History tells us that he is the reason that the Vikings gain so much glory in the 11th
Vikings Valhalla Trailer: Is it Out?
Luckily for the fans, a trailer is already out, which you can see here if you haven’t seen it already. The trailer features the main characters in different scenarios and fights. The trailer shows that the characters set out as explorers through the sea. Fans no longer need to wait now after finishing the original series. We will soon get a new one in 2022.
Well, right now we know that the show’s filming is underway, so all we can do is wait. And while you’re waiting for the series to release, you can go through the previous seasons if you want. For more entertainment-related news, keep on following our blog!