While the History Channel announced that season 6 will end the series, a new Netflix spin-off will take you back to the show’s universe once again. Vikings: Valhalla, set to premiere on Netflix next year, will introduce new characters to the beloved Vikings universe and take the franchise in a different direction. Keep reading for everything we know so far about Vikings: Valhalla.
Given the large time jump, the Vikings team can introduce a new batch of historical figures in the Valhalla series. He was also a descendant of Rollo, a viking and the first ruler of Normandy, who played a major role on the History Channel show, up until its fourth season. This might not be the end of my time with Bjorn, Ludwig told TV Guide.
Alexander Ludwig (left) as Viking Bjorn Ironside in The History Channel’s Vikings. Bernard Walsh Members of the Vikings team will also be involved behind-the-scenes. Michael Hirst, who created and wrote the entirety of Vikings, will also work on Valhalla.
And I know that Jeb intends that to continue, Hirst told TV Guide. Chosen by Odin, a Norse god, half of the people who die in combat travel to Valhalla upon death. There, deceased warriors join Germanic legends and kings to help Odin fight in battle.
However, fans will have a lot to look forward to, as Netflix already ordered 24 episodes of Vikings: Valhalla. While most of their shows only consist of 13 episodes, Netflix broke their pattern with this large Valhalla order. It’s unclear whether the streamer will release all 24 at once, or break up the season into two parts with separate release dates.
Who Is The Vikings Co-Creator Of Vikings: Valhalla?
Vikings: Valhalla is catapulting viewers 100 hundred years into the future after the smash-hit series, Vikings, and if that sounds a little daunting, a new video has arrived to catch you up to speed. Today, during Netflix’s TUDUM presentation, the streamer released a Vikings: Valhalla first-look video introducing you to some of the iconic Viking figures at the center of this new saga. From Vikings co-creator Jeb Stuart, Vikings: Valhalla will follow the exploits and adventures of some of the most notable (and infamous) names in Norse history.
COLLIDER VIDEO OF THE DAY Image via History RELATED: ‘Vikings: Valhalla’ Cast Members and Characters Revealed for Netflix Spinoff Full of Familiar Vikings If that sounds intriguing and overwhelming at the same time, fear not. So whenever they meet in the great hall in Kattegat, and of course they talk about the great eras who used to sit in the same hall at the same table, and they were Ragnar Lothbrok, Lagertha, and Bjorn Ironside, and Ivar the Boneless, who are now mythic characters even within the show, even within Vikings: Valhalla. That’s a really great connection and effect.
Was Ragnar so great? Why are these people mythic characters?’ Check out the first-look video below, followed by the official synopsis for Vikings: Valhalla: The all-new VIKINGS: VALHALLA begins in the early 11th century and chronicles the legendary adventures of some of the most famous Vikings who ever lived – Leif Eriksson, Freydis Eriksdotter, Harald Hardrada and the Norman King William the Conqueror.
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How Long Has It Been Since Vikings Ended Its Six-Season Run On History?
It’s been less than a year since Vikings concluded its six-season run on History, but fans won’t have to wait much longer before returning to the action-packed world. During Netflix’s Tudum event on Saturday, the streaming service shared the official trailer for Vikings: Valhalla, a new spinoff from Vikings creator Michael Hirst. The first look provides a thrilling look at the new ensemble of warriors, explorers, and rulers determined to make their mark on the world.
(Though, in the flagship series, Floki [Gustaf Skarsgard] and Ubbe [Jordan Patrick Smith] journeyed there a century before even that.) Vikings: Valhalla will chronicle the adventures of other legendary Vikings from history, including Freydis Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson) Harald Hardrada (Leo Suter), and the Norman King William the Conqueror, a descendant of Rollo (Clive Standen). Rounding out the cast are Laura Berlin as the ambitious Emma of Normandy, Bradley Freegard as the Danish King Canute, Johannes Haukur Jóhannesson as Harald’s half-brother Olaf; David Oakes as the English counselor Earl Godwin, Caroline Henderson as the Kattegat Jarl Haakon, Pollyanna McIntosh as the Danish Queen Ælfgifu, and Asbjorn Krogh Nissen is Jarl Kåre.
Valhalla will even see a few of the original actors return, such as John Kavanagh as the Seer.
Who Played Leif Eriksson In Vikings: Valhalla?
Cast members Sam Corlett, Frida Gustavsoon, and Leo Suter presented the sneak peek at the series, which is set roughly 100 years after the events depicted in Vikings. Like its predecessor, Vikings: Valhalla will weave in fictional characters with actual historical figures, including some of the most famous Vikings who ever lived. Here’s your first look at the highly anticipated Vikings: Valhalla #TUDUM pic.twitter.com/cemmyWSnZR — Netflix Geeked is watching #Tudum (@NetflixGeeked) September 25, 2021 Netflix’s series will explore the legacy of the original series’ characters by making their descendants the protagonists.
The real Leif was the son of Erik the Red, a figure who Vikings fans suspected was the same Erik portrayed in Vikings Season 6. One other difference between the real Leif Eriksson and the character in Valhalla is their birthplace. The real Leif’s birthplace is not definitively known while the show has him growing up in the Norse settlement of Greenland, which is considered to have been founded by Erik the Red.
The show’s plot description says she first comes to Kattegat as an outsider but “becomes an inspiration to those of the old ways.” She’s played by Swedish actress Frida Gustavsson. The historical Freydis appears in the Vinland sagas that chronicle her father’s exploits: the Greenland saga and the Saga of Erik the Red.
Harald Sigurdsson Leo Suter as Harald Hardrada in Netflix’s Vikings: Valhalla. Known to history as Harald Hardrada, the series’ official description of Harald Sigurdsson calls him “one of the last Viking berserkers.” Hailing from Viking nobility, Harald is described as a charismatic, ambitious, and handsome leader who unites both followers of Odin and Christians.
He’s played by Keeping Faith actor Bradley Freegard. The historical Olaf is best known as Saint Olaf, the patron saint of Norway … but don’t let that fool you. The real Emma of Normandy was married to both Æthelred the Unready and Cnut (the aforementioned Canute), through which she became Queen of England, Denmark and Norway.
Jarl Haakon Caroline Henderson as Jarl Haakon in Vikings: Valhalla. Netflix’s official description of the character calls her a “great warrior and tolerant leader” who “rules Kattegat with a steady hand. She’s believed to have died in 1002 AD.