The future looks bright for lovers of historic medieval shows as Netflix plans to launch Vikings: Valhalla on February 25 2022. Vikings: Valhalla is a spinoff of the popular Vikings series that ran for six seasons from March 3 2013 to December 30 2020.
Netflix posted the series’ teaser trailer on Twitter on September 25 with the caption, ‘The Vikings have returned, and they will take no prisoners. Get your first look at the highly anticipated Vikings: Valhalla #TUDUM.’
What’s the Story?
Set in the early 11th century, Vikings: Valhalla narrates the glorious adventures of legendary Vikings, including Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett), his vicious sister Freydis Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson) and the Nordic prince Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter). This show is set over a century after the conclusion of Vikings and packs new adventure, authenticity and drama.
Vikings: Valhalla Cast Members
Sam Corlett from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina plays Leif Eriksson, Frida Gustavsson (The Witcher) plays Freydis Erisksdotter while Johannes Haukur Jóhanneson (Cursed) plays Olaf Hearldson.
More members include Leo Suter (The Liberator) as Olaf’s young brother, Harald Sigurdsson, Bradley Freegard (Keeping Faith) as Canute, the king of Denmark, David Oakes (The Borgias) as Earl Goodwin and Laura Berlin (Breaking Even) as Emma of Normandy.
Rounding up the cast members are Pollyanna McIntosh playing Queen Ælfgifu, Asbjorn Krogh Nissen playing Jarl Käre and Caroline Hendersiona playing Jarl Haakon.
— IGN (@IGN) December 1, 2021
IGN’s tweet about the series’ release on December 1 stirred up quite some mixed replies. Some individuals claimed that the original Vikings lost its touch after the death of the initial lead actor, Ragna Lothbrok, comparing the show to Breaking Bad without the protagonist, Walter White. Others are, however, excited at the continued reign and running of the Vikings.