Vikings Valhalla: release date, cast, actors and trailer
Netflix has unveiled the release date for Vikings Valhalla: the sequel series to the beloved epic saga of Vikings will arrive on Friday 25 February 2022. The streaming giant made its announcement this Tuesday, November 30, regarding renewals and major returns ahead of 2022.
These include titles such as Raising Dion 2 and the horror series Archive 81, we also find Vikings: Valhalla, a new series from creator Michael Hirst announced last November 2020 ready to continue the story of the original saga.
Signing up is Jeb Stuart who developed the series with original Vikings creator Michael Hirst. Postponed due to the pandemic and then started over the summer at Ashford Studios in Wicklow, Ireland, filming on Vikings Valhalla was temporarily suspended in early October after some members of the production team tested positive for Covid-19. These were false positives, and filming resumed the following day.
The story of the new Vikings saga
The new saga begins in the early 11th century, 100 years after the conclusion of the original series, and features the adventures of the most famous Vikings who ever lived: Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett), his fearless and tenacious sister Freydis Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson), and the ambitious Northern Prince Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter) and the Norman King William the Conqueror (also a Viking descendant).
These men and women will blaze new trails as the struggle for survival in an ever-changing and evolving Europe. When tensions between Viking chieftains and the English royal house reach a bloody breaking point and the Vikings themselves are torn between Christian and pagan beliefs, these three legendary characters embark on an epic journey across seas and battlefields, from Kattegat to England and beyond, fighting for survival and glory. It’s the next explosive chapter in the Viking legend by… Vikings.
The cast and production of Vikings Valhalla
Original series creator Michael Hirst (Vikings, The Tudors) is involved in the project as executive producer; he is joined by Jeb Stuart (The Fugitive, Die Hard, The Liberator…) and Morgan O’Sullivan (Vikings, Penny Dreadful). The production company is MGM Television, which is making the series for Netflix.
Michael Hirst said:
“I am very excited that we are announcing the sequel to our Vikings. I know that millions of our fans around the world will be thrilled with the confidence that MGM and Netflix have in our series. Jeb Stuart, a truly extraordinary writer, will bring a powerful new narrative and visceral vision to the stories of some of history’s most famous Vikings.” .
MGM Television added:
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Michael, Morgan, Jeb and Netflix on the next chapter in the incredible Vikings universe. Valhalla has been a labour of love for everyone involved and, as we look ahead to the continuation of this great saga, we are thrilled that fans around the world will have the opportunity to follow the series in its new home on Netflix.” Steve Stark, president of television production and development at MGM.
“Vikings Valhalla promises to deliver everything fans love about the series: thrilling action anchored by rich characters and equipped with a dramatic narrative that focuses on family, loyalty and power. We are thrilled to bring the next iteration of the Vikings saga to life with Michael Hirst, Jeb Stuart, Morgan O’Sullivan and MGM Television. Channing Dungey, Vice President, Original Series, Netflix.
Among the characters in the first season of Vikings Valhalla we will see Leif Erikson, Freydis Eriksdottir, Harald Harada and also the Norman king William the Conqueror. He is the one who plays them:
Sam Corlett (Caliban from The Terrifying Adventures of Sabrina) plays Leif Erikkson. Originally from Greenland, raised on the edge of the known world, Leif Erikkson is a young man with a strong sense of humour.