Vikings: Valhalla, or simply Valhalla, is a streaming historical drama series created by Jeb Stewart for Netflix. This is the sequel to the historical Vikings filmed in County Wicklow, Ireland. Set a hundred years after the events of the Vikings, the series chronicles the beginning of the end of the Viking Age, marked by the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066. The first season consists of 8 episodes and premiered on February 25, 2022. Following the announcement of the episode order in November 2019, the series was officially renewed for a second and third season in March 2022. The second season premieres on January 12, 2023. The third season is scheduled to premiere in 2024.
Vikings: Valhalla is set more than 100 years after the events of the Vikings; in England, tensions between descendants of the Vikings (Norsemen or “Danes”) and the native British Bloody heights. Norsemen also quarreled among themselves over conflicting Christian and pagan beliefs.
The series begins with a depiction of the St. Blaise Massacre of 1002 and is intended to end the Viking Age marked by the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066.
The cast is formed by
- Sam Corlett as Leif Erikson
- Frida Gustavsson as Freydís Eiríksdóttir
- Leo Suter as Harald Sigurdsson
- Bradley Freegard as King Canute
- Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson as Jarl Olaf Haraldsson
- Caroline Henderson as Jarl Estrid Haakon
- Laura Berlin as Queen Emma
- David Oakes as Earl Godwin
Vikings: Valhalla started filming in early October 2020 at Ashford Studios, Wicklow. The shooting was suspended due to a number of positive COVID-19 tests, only to resume after a few days. At the time a number of cast and crew were reported to have tested positive; however, it emerged that the production had received a number of false positive tests. Filming was planned to resume at Ashford Studios in Ireland beginning in August 2021.