Netflix has given us a first look at the upcoming Vikings spinoff series, Vikings: Valhalla. Vikings is a popular History Channel series that ended in December. It ran for six seasons and told the story of Ragnar Lothbrok and his family as he became the King of the Viking tribes.
Vikings: Valhalla takes place 100 years after the events that transpired in the original Vikings series, and explores Viking’s age end in the 11th century. The story is centered around Leif Eriksson, Freydis Eriksdotter, Herald Hardrada, and the Norman King William the Conqueror’s adventures as they fight for survival. Michael Hirst, Vikings creator, is returning to executive produce the series, which is produced by MGM Television. Jeb Stuart will serve as the series showrunner and writer. His screen credits include Die Hard (1988), The Fugitive (1993), and The Liberator (2020).
Now, Netflix has released the trailer, which introduces fans of the series to Leif Eriksson, who is a young sailor who has captained his boat all the way from Greenland. It is pretty clear that he wants to make his mark as a Vikings legend. The next character introduced is Freydis Eriksdotter, a young woman who informs viewers that “Change is happening.” As one would expect, the trailer shows images of ships, swords, and warriors in battle. The dark landscapes and moody score provide the viewers with a foreboding feeling that a monumental change is about to happen in the world of the Vikings. Despite this uncertainty, though, it is clear that these Vikings are determined to prevail in the new age.
Vikings: Valhalla Trailer
Vikings Valhalla Cast
- Laura Berlin as Emma of Normandy
- Sam Corlett as Leif Eriksson
- Bradley Freegard as King Canute “the Great”
- Frida Gustavsson as Freydís Eiríksdóttir
- Caroline Henderson as Jarl Haakon
- Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson as Olaf “the Holy” Haraldsson
- Asbjørn Krogh as Jarl Kåre
- David Oakes as Earl Godwin
- Julian Seager as Jarl Gorm
- Leo Suter as Harald Sigurdsson
- Pollyanna McIntosh as Queen Ælfgifu of Denmark
- John Kavanagh as the Seer
- Pääru Oja as Arne Gormsson
- Louis Davison as Prince Edmund
- Bosco Hogan as Æthelred the Unready
After the final season of Vikings ended, fans were left disappointed as there were not many alternatives available for watching that could satisfy their need for battle and glory. Travis Fimmel (Ragnar) left a strong imprint in the minds of viewers, So Sam Corlett (Leif) has big shoes to fill.
Another good news for the fans is the return of the original creative team that worked on the original. A release date for Vikings: Valhalla has not been announced yet, so fans will have to wait for more information. Hopefully, the spinoff will live up to the superb action and drama that Vikings consistently delivered.