spin-off of the Vikings In the months since its release on Netflix in February, Valhalla has enthralled fans with its high-sea adventures and gory conflicts, surging to number one on the Netflix charts and reaching the top ten in 90 countries worldwide.
The series received a whopping 80.5 million hours of viewing time over its first two days on the streaming service, and went on to garner a whopping 194 million hours of viewing time within its first nine days.
The action thriller, which takes place 100 years after the events of Vikings, follows the exploits of famed explorer Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett), his rebellious sister Freydis Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson), and the Nordic prince Harald Sigurdsson (Sam Corlett) (Leo Suter).
Similarly to the original series, the spinoff series depicts a fictionalised plot that is based on actual events. This time, though, the action-packed epic is set in the aftermath of the St Brice’s Day Massacre, which took place in 1002 and was orchestrated by King thelred the Unready of England, who ordered the mass massacre of Danes in England.
Season 2 has officially ended, with Odin’s permission.
In addition to Corlett and Gustavsson, it has been revealed that Suter will be returning to reprise his role as the narrator. In both season 2 and season 3, Jeb Stuart will return as showrunner as well as executive producer of the series.
Stuart made the following statement: “Thank you to the millions of Valhalla fans who have watched (and rewatched!) season 1 and for your support throughout the series. Even my highest aspirations were exceeded by the staggering amount of money raised.
“I’m overjoyed to be able to confirm that we’ve finished season 2 and are already editing it, and that production on season 3 will begin shortly after that. The narratives for Leif, Freydis, Harald, Olaf, Canute, and the rest of our incredible ensemble are still a well guarded secret, but I can assure you that their travels will be even more epic than what you’ve already witnessed. SKÅL!!!”
Peter Friedlander, Netflix’s Head of Scripted Series in the United States and Canada, added: “Following their feedback, we couldn’t be more excited about bringing them even more of the epic adventure and heart-pounding action they have come to expect.
“With great storytelling, Jeb Stuart has transported this well-known narrative 125 years into the future and introduced a whole new generation of Vikings and stories that have struck a chord with both new and long-time admirers around the world. There’s still much more to avenge and more fights to be fought in the future!”
Vikings: Valhalla is based on Michael Hirst’s TV series
The release date for Vikings: Valhalla season 2 has been speculated.
Vikings fans should celebrate as the popular drama will return for a second season – the show has already begun filming and will end up production in November 2021. It has not been confirmed when the event will take place, but we will keep you informed. However, we expect it to return to Netflix in the first quarter of 2023.
Jeb Stuart, the show’s creator and showrunner, recently said that he is already working on season 3, and that he originally pitched the drama as “a multi-season project.”
“We’re already in the planning stages for season 3,” Stuart revealed to Entertainment Weekly. “Existing under the dam is a great deal that is both exciting and significant. The characters we have are wonderful, and we have stories set in various locations throughout the world, amongst other things. I believe that you virtually have to be able to see over the horizon to be successful.”
He went on to say: “In order to develop those characters in the narratives over a longer, longer period of time, I was attempting to present it as a multi-season item when I was out pitching it. Nothing along the lines of ‘What can we do with the Vikings this year?’ was said. Because those people not only have emotional arcs, but they also have historical arcs, which is a first in the series. A theme can’t be implemented tomorrow or the following year.”
In 2019, Deadline claimed that Netflix had bought 24 episodes of Vikings Valhalla, with a third season of the show confirmed by the streaming service itself.
The cast of Vikings: Valhalla season 2
Fans may look forward to the return of Sam Corlett as Leif Eriksson, as well as the appearances of Frida Gustavsson as Freydis Eirksdóttir and Leo Suter as Harald Sigurdsson in the Vikings: Valhalla cast.
It’s also possible that Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson’s Olaf will return, as will Soren Pilmark’s King Forkbeard and Bradley Freegard’s King Canute, who all appeared in the first season. Despite the fact that Jarl Haakon dies in season 1, the actress who portrays her has teased that we may see more of her character during season 2.
“We haven’t ruled out the possibility that [she] will not return,” Henderson told Metro. “It’s possible she’ll show up as a ghost or something.”
Aside from this possibility, it’s likely that the descendants of Vikings characters will make an appearance in later seasons. The showrunner, Stuart, responded to a Reddit AMA question by saying, “A very cool subject. I think Ivar’s descendants may play a role in the programme.” When I was planning season 2, I spent a lot of time doing arithmetic to figure out where we’d be with Ivar’s progeny. “Given that future seasons will find our Vikings venturing out into the wider world, anything is feasible.”
Is there a trailer for the second season of Vikings Valhalla?
However, while we are aware that a second season is in the works, there is no trailer to whet our appetites at this time. Typically, Netflix releases a trailer about a month or two before the premiere of a new series, so we’ll have to be patient for the time being. We’ll keep you informed as events unfold.