‘Vikings: Valhalla,’ created by Jeb Stuart, is a historical drama action-adventure series that is a sequel to the hit History Channel series ‘Vikings’ and takes place 100 years after the first series.
As Christianity gains ground in Scandinavia, an English king orders the slaughter of the Vikings who live in his country. The violent and severe conflict between the Saxons and the northerners resurfaces.
‘Vikings: Valhalla‘ garnered mostly positive reviews after its release. It was praised for its subtle plot, war sequences, dark visual environment, production design, and acting, among other things.
We’ve got you covered if you’ve already binge-watched the first season and want to know if there will be a second.
Release Date for Vikings: Valhalla Season 2
Season 1 of ‘Vikings: Valhalla‘ launched on Netflix on February 25, 2022. The first season consists of eight episodes, each lasting 44-60 minutes.
Here is all you need to know about Season 2 thus far. Netflix purchased 24 episodes of a ‘Vikings’ sequel series in November of this year, according to reports.
Michael Hirst, the first series’ creator, is one of the sequel’s executive producers.
“I am incredibly delighted that we are announcing the continuation of our Vikings saga,” he said in an interview.
I’m confident that MGM and Netflix’s belief in our programme will delight millions of our fans all over the world.”
“Jeb Stuart, a truly fantastic writer, will bring new plots and a tremendous visceral vision to stories about some of the most renowned Vikings known to history,” Hirst said of the spin-off series’ creator.
According to reports, the producers wanted to split the 24 episodes into three seasons. The second season’s filming is expected to end in November 2021.
‘Vikings: Valhalla‘ was always intended to be a multi-seasonal performance, according to Stuart.
He told Entertainment Weekly, “We’ve got multiple wonderful characters and we’ve got storylines in other places and things like that.” “I believe you almost need to be able to see beyond the horizon.
I tried to sell it as a multi-season item when I was out pitching it because that way I could develop those characters in the storylines over a longer period of time.
It wasn’t like, ‘What can we accomplish this year with the Vikings?’ Because those characters not only have emotional arcs, but they also have historical arcs. “Theme isn’t something you can do tomorrow or next year.”
The show’s creator also claimed that season 3 was already in pre-production. Given the good reception to the first season of the show, there should be no obstacles in the way of the second season’s release. Season 2 of ‘Vikings: Valhalla‘ is expected to premiere in the first quarter of 2023 if everything goes according to plan.
Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 Cast Details
- Sam Corlett (Leif Eriksson),
- Frida Gustavsson (Freydis Eriksdotter),
- Leo Suter (Harald Sigurdsson),
- Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson (Olaf Haraldsson), and
- David Oakes (Earl Godwin)
- Caroline Henderson (Jarl Haakon),
- Asbjrn Krogh Nissen (Jarl Kre),
- Soren Pilmark (Sweyn Forkbeard),
- Pollyanna McIntosh (Queen lfgifu),
- Laura Berlin (Emma of Normandy),
- Louis Davison (Prince Edmund),
- Gavin Drea (Eadric Streona), and
- Lujza Richter (Eadric Streona) round out the cast (Liv).
Nissen, Davison, and Richter, among the aforementioned performers, will not appear in season 2 — except in flashback scenes — as their respective characters have died.
Henderson’s character’s fate is very certainly sealed by the end of the first season. The rest of the cast will most likely reprise their roles, with new cast members joining them.
What is the Plot of Vikings: Valhalla Season 2?
Jarl Haakon appears to die in the season 1 conclusion, and Kattegat falls. It is revealed that Olaf gave Harald incorrect information on purpose in order for the defenders to be forced to split their troops.
Freydis assassinates Kre and then flees with Harald. Forkbeard wins control of the Danish navy with Emma’s support and attacks Kattegat, ending Olaf’s brief occupancy of the city.
Liv dies in Leif’s arms, setting off the berserker in him. As Leif prepares to assault Canute’s son, Svein, the season closes on a cliffhanger.
Season 2 is likely to reveal the boy’s identify and Leif’s search for his sister and Harald. We might discover more about the Last and how Freydis fits into that designation.
While Emma consolidates her control in England, Canute and his family will search for Olaf.