Netflix to release Vikings Valhalla – A Vikings spin-off series.
As the saying goes, all good girls go to heaven and all good Vikings go to Valhalla… or something like that.
More to the point, it’s time to get your Viking fix, because the Vikings Valhalla series is coming to Netflix. As you might have heard, this is a brand new spin-off and follow-up to the popular Vikings series running on the History Channel.
If you’ve been tuned in to the Netflix Geeked Week event, you’ll know that the Vikings spin off Valhalla series is touted as one to watch. Get ready for battle sequences, chiselled Vikings and plenty of drama when it drops.
Netflix: Vikings Valhalla (behind the scenes)
So here’s everything you need to know.
What can we expect from the new Vikings Valhalla series?
The Vikings sure like to slay a man, and as avid watchers will know this has resulted in a number of lead characters coming to a grisly end – protagonists included.
How can the series continue you might wonder? Well, it turns out the new series is set 100 years after the current one, with all new Vikings Valhalla characters.
The official synopsis tells us: “These men and women will blaze new paths as they fight for survival in an ever-changing and evolving Europe.”
More specifically the Vikings Valhalla series puts you front and centre of some of the most iconic and significant figures in history. Some noteworthy historical figures making appearances include:
William the Conqueror: he needs no introduction, the Norse legend was the first Norse King of England, who famously won the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
Leif Erikson: no, not the Interpol track, he was an Icelandic Norse explorer, better known as the first European to visit North America. The role is being given to Sam Corlett – doing for Vikings what Robert Pattinson did for vampires!
Freydís Eiríksdóttir: hard to say after a few goblets of mead, she is Erik the Red’s daughter and Leif’s sister, played by Frida Gustavsson.
Harald Hardrada: he was famously defeated in the Battle of Stamford Bridge. This was an important moment in history, long believed to bring an end to the Viking reign.
Emma of Normandy: for her sins, she was the wife of two kings of Anglo-Saxon England, a role played by Laura Berlin.
The cast, which is made up of Scandinavian and British actors, will also feature some well-known names, including Pollyanna McIntosh (The Walking Dead), and John Kanaugh.
This all means that you can fully expect more bloodshed and drama from Vikings creator Michael Hirst and studio MGM TV, as the eternal quest for power and survival collide with all 24 gritty episodes set to a backdrop of an ever-changing European landscape.
While there isn’t a Vikings Valhalla trailer to mull over, Netflix did release this behind-the-scenes sneak peek:
Netflix’s Vice President of the original series, Channing Dungey, added that it promises to be everything that fans love about it, which includes “heart-pounding, unstoppable action rooted in rich characters and dramatic storytelling that shines the light on family, loyalty, and power.”
Vikings Valhalla release date
Sadly, there is no Vikings Valhalla release date, and it might be quite some time until we get one. It’s pretty certain that at least while the original series airs on History, it’s unlikely to be released.
Although the series was confirmed back in November 2019, given all the production delays due to the pandemic, it’s going to take longer than anticipated to drop. Realistically, it’s likely to be sometime next year.
If you just can’t wait for Vikings Valhalla to arrive, now’s a good time to familiarise yourself with Vikings Series 1-6, which are available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
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