According to various sources, the Vikings was quoted as an-all time terrific drama series. It has marked an entire revolution in the historical drama segments. Vikings became one of the most capturing history-based dramas on the OTT platform with a loyal and separate fan base.
Revolving around the rich histories of Norway and Iceland, Vikings completed six seasons in December 2019. The sixth season or sequel of the series marked the end of this enthralling drama. The team made an official announcement regarding this end.
The period drama keeps the audience on the edge of their seats, expecting various turns of events. In this drama, people can expect bloodlust, rich historical narration, and a complete action package.
Earlier, the History channel de5\clared that there would be no further seasons of the period drama. Fans were eager to see any sequel or further parts of Vikings. However, fans should not get disappointed as the story of the Vikings announced the upcoming season as a spin-off version. The show is on air on different OTT platforms.
Spin-Off Announcement And Future Expectations
After the sudden and unexpected death of the Vikings, shocked fans and the viewers showed extreme disappointment. They lost hope for renewal or the survival in the further episodes and seasons. As a result, the ratings and viewership dropped drastically. However, the drop in the ratings is not the only reason for the cancellation of the seventh season.
Fans were expecting an unusual and surpising turn of events throughout the series. With the ended show, it was expected that the producers would introduce a sequel in the future. In 2019, the show’s team announced that the fans should get ready for a spin-off of the history-based drama.
The sequel or spin-off is termed ‘Vikings: Valhalla’. Various sources reported that the production of the season was initiated in 2020 (in the second quarter). The show is headed by the renowned Hirst and MGM Television.
Produced by Jeb Stuarts, the sequel will be launched and narrated as ‘after 100 years’ from where the sixth season ended. This post-100-year timeline will display the courage of other popular personalities of history. The writer has given a different timeline from the official Vikings series. Therefore, it is not a full-fledged seventh season.
Although the much-awaited new season was predicted to go on air in 2023, COVID-19 impacted its shooting. Due to this delay, audiences can view the spin-off season now as the series launched on February 22, 2023. Similar to the first six seasons, makers have stated that the Valhalla spin-off will also have creativity, and fans will love the plot.
In January 2023, the first teaser trailer of the spin-off series was launched. It was positively received by the fans. The gruesome and intense scenes made fans more eager to watch Valhalla. The official trailer was released in early February 2023.
Vikings: Valhalla Star Cast
Although the series is not the continuation of the last season of the official Vikings series, the star cast has many characters from the previous seasons. The following section shows the main and supporting characters of the show.
- Sam Corlett plays the role of Leif Erikson.
- Frida Gustavsson plays the main character of Freydís Eiríksdóttir.
- Leo Suter as Harald Sigurdsson Bradley.
- King Canute is played by Freegard.
- Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson acts as Olaf Haraldsson.
- Caroline Henderson plays the character of Jarl Haakon.
- Laura Berlin as Queen Emma of Normandy.
- Godwin is enacted by David Oakes.
There are many supporting and recurring characters in the Valhalla series. Some of these are Liv, Njal, Skarde, Ulf, Yrsa, Toke, Jarl Norí, Jarl Kåre, Harald Harefoot, Arne Gormsson, Johan, Tomas, and many other characters in season 1 and subsequent episodes.
Plot Of Vikings: Valhalla Spin-Off
The spin-off series is beautifully located with snowy and panoramic backdrops and scenes of Ireland. Amidst these scenes, there are blood-shed and action-packed moves of the characters. The story revolves around the England kingdom. There are three lords who are contending for the empire, intending to change the fortunes of the English kingdom for the better.
The season is set with a timeline of a century after the Vikings setup. There is an impressive narrative shown in the series where the Vikings battle with the English royals. The series also displays the wars and action over Christian and Pagan beliefs. It takes the viewers from various natural elements like oceans, rivers, mountains, and battlefields. On this way, the narrator highlights the journey of the main characters – Leif Erikson, Freydís Eiríksdóttir, and Harald Hardrada.
They fight for pride, respect, valor, and glory, which the screenwriter Jeb Stuarts describes in the show remarkably well. The series also gives an emotional end to the Viking Age. In the future, fans can expect season two of this spin-off series. The production of the same can start in 2023.
The most attractive thing about the Vikings: Valhalla is its incredible screenplay and display of characters. The characters have been shown distinctively to connect with the audience emotionally.
Where To Watch Vikings: Valhalla
There will be three seasons of the Vikings spin-off. With this news, the makers have also confirmed that there will be a total of 24 episodes spread across these seasons. Each season will consist of 8 episodes.
Viewers can watch the first season of the series on Netflix. They can tune into Amazon Prime and Hulu TV for the first six seasons of Vikings.
The mythical rulers and their narrative make the series a unique and interesting thing to watch. Apart from the blood-shredding scenes, it shows the rich histories and cultures of places like Ireland and Norway.
Due to its immense popularity, the series has released various sequels matching the fans’ expectations. With the launch of the impressive Valhalla, audiences should expect different leaders and historical legends to showcase their impressive survival stories. Moreover, new users should not worry about the plot of this spin-off series if they have not watched the earlier parts as a little is connected with the six seasons of Vikings.