The past few days have been marked by the brilliance of the highly expected Vikings sequel, the Vikings: Valhalla. And now, we can’t help but feel eager for the Vikings: Valhalla Season 2.
Who wouldn’t love a good historical adventure taking place in Scandinavia, the land of the Nordic gods and heroes? Well, we certainly adore anything that focuses on the Nordic myths and lifestyle and gets excited whenever a new series regarding the concept is announced. Even the Thor movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have a special place in our hearts since they take their premise from the Nordic gods and mythologies.
Still, despite the multitude of shows and movies in this concept, our favorite will always be the Vikings, a show that changed people’s entire perception of Scandinavian folklore and way of living.
Premiered back in 2013, the show lasted for six seasons and has created a genre of its own. This heroic tale also inspired many other shows with a similar premise such as The Last Kingdom. And yet, still, Vikings is the one that turned into a legend that is not likely to be forgotten for the decades to come. As you can expect, when there is a heroic tale, there is also the spin-off to tell a follow ump or prequel story since it is almost impossible to mention every single thing within the scope of only one series.
Therefore, when Vikings: Valhalla was announced by Netflix, we were not surprised. However, we were over the top of the moon because the ending of the Vikings in 2020 has broken our hearts and we have missed the atmosphere of the show a lot since then.
What is Vikings: Valhalla about?
Initially announced back in 2019, it took three long years for Vikings: Valhalla to be released on Netflix. Officially, the show has premiered on Netflix on February 25, 2022. The showrunner of the show is Michael Hirst, whom we know from the acclaimed series of the Tudors. Thus, we already know that the show is in safe hands and will not disappoint us.
The Viking adventure was taking place in the 11th century, at a time when some of the most influential Viking figures, including Leif Eriksson, Freydis Eriksdotter, and Harald Hardrada have lived. Besides, the one name that changed the entire history of Europe with a single conquest, the Norman King William the Conqueror also has lived in the same period.
Viking: Valhalla is focusing on the follow-up events approximately 100 years after the initial show. This time, the Scandinavians are invading England. Yes, you guessed it right, it is very similar to the plot of the Last Kingdom, yet another Netflix shows that we adore.
Where is Vikings: Valhalla filmed?
Just like the original Vikings series, Valhalla is also being filmed in Wicklow, Ireland. The show has an all-star cast with strong names including Sam Corlett as Leif Eriksson, Frida Gustavsson as Leif’s sister Freydis Eriksdotter, Leo Suter as Viking berserker Harald Sigurdsson, Johannes Haukur Jóhannesson as Harald’s half-brother, Olaf Haraldson, Bradley Freegard as King Canute, the King of Denmark, Laura Berlin as Emma of Normandy, David Oakes as Earl Godwin, Caroline Henderson as Jarl Haakon, and Pollyanna McIntosh as Queen Ælfgifu of Denmark. It is likely that Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 will also have the same cast.
Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 Details!
The trailer of the show proves that we will witness a series of blood, sweat, and tears that we got used to seeing during the original Viking series. Are we ready to follow a brand new adventure taking place in one of the most magical periods of history? In other words, do we want a Vikings: Valhalla Season 2? Absolutely yes! We believe the show will have its 2nd season in Winter 2023, with a trailer being released around January 2023.