Just when you thought that you have seen it all, here comes a new spin-off that will take the place of the previous Vikings series, this time called Vikings: Valhalla, brought to you by Netflix. The expected release date is said to be sometime in 2021. However, the first look of this series is already out so the excitement is getting real here!
Vikings’ popularity soared, especially with the release of the original Netflix series. In total, the series attracted more than 5 million users within the release of Season 1, and it continued to grow from then on. The show’s popularity grew so large that it even became inspiration for pop culture merchandise, video games such as Vikings: Wolves of Midgard, and slots like Vikings, whichis offered by some of the highest rated online casinos with great online casino bonus offers.
Vikings: Valhalla, produced by Michael Hirst and MGM Productions, will fall into the category of historical drama on Netflix. The series will be following the life of various characters from medieval history such as Leif Eriksson, William the Conqueror, Harald Hardrada, and Freydis Eriksotter.
Hirst, on the new spin-off series, claims that ‘It couldn’t be on a greater scale than the final episodes of my Vikings. Because the armies and the big battles we had… You really can’t get much bigger than that, actually. But what can I say? It is being made in the same places, a lot of it. We go back to Kattegat. That, of course, is the spiritual home of the Vikings. But it’s a changed Kattegat. It’s grown in size and significance. The King of England has become a Viking. The Vikings have overrun most of England and they own Normandy.’
The big cast reveal was done back in January 2021, and we can expect big names such as Sam Corlett, popular from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Pollyanna McIntosh from The Walking Dead, Johannes Haukur Johannesson from Cursed, Frida Gustavsson from The Witcher, and others.
Apart from the new names, we might also get a few familiar faces like John Kavanagh from the earlier Vikings series, and Gavan O’Connor-Duffy.
A total of 24 episodes have been scheduled for the show and, although it is not necessary to rewatch the original Vikings series, it has been hinted that you will have a better understanding of who the characters and figures are in Valhalla, if you do!