Netflix’s Vikings: Valhalla is a sequel to a popular Historical drama, Vikings. The show has been part of the headlines since January 4, 2019, when the announcement was made about Vikings ending and Vikings: Valhalla’s beginning. It was created by Jeb Stuart and was filmed in County Wicklow.
The plotline is set one hundred years after the events of the Vikings, and it focuses on the tension rising between the Vikings and the English royals. It shows the journey of Leif Erikson, Harald Hardrada, and Freydís Eiríksdóttir as they decide to embark on an epic journey that will take them across oceans and through battlefields from Kattegat to England and beyond, as they fight for survival and glory. The end of the Vikings’ age has also been shown, marked by the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066.
Season one of the series consisted of nine episodes and ran for an average screen time of 44–59 minutes. The season will be twenty-four episodes long. It has an average rating of 7.0/10, and its critical consensus reads, “Revelling in the glory of straightforward adventure storytelling, Valhalla is a bloody good dramatization of Leif Eriksson’s conquests.”
After the release and success of season one, the production team renewed the show for two more seasons on March 9, 2022. The production of season 2 has been concluded, and its premiere date is locked for next year.
In an interview with People, Actor Leo Suter talks about what could happen in Vikings: Valhalla Season 2. Suter plays the role of Harald Hardrada, and his statement regarding his future in the series reads, “Harold is a real character who lived an incredible life, so Google [his real-life fate] at your own volition. What I would tease about season 2 is I would say, at the end of season 1, these three characters who we’ve come to sort of hopefully know and love, their worlds are all a little uprooted, and the world is a little uprooted. Kattegat’s changed hands, it’s all at boiling points. So yeah, these characters have been pushed to their extremes.”
We can expect a great plotline from the makers as the first season was a hit.