Netflix announced today that its Original drama Vikings: Valhalla will be back with two more seasons, the second of which will premiere next year.
Today’s announcement clarifies what was previously stated as a “24-episode pickup” of the series — instead of 1×24, it is 3×8, three eight-episode seasons. Production has wrapped on Season 2, which is expected to arrive on Netflix globally in 2023. Season 3 begins production this spring.
The first season of Vikings: Valhalla climbed to the #1 spot on the Netflix Top 10 for the week of February 28, and reached the Top 10 in 90 countries. In its first nine days alone, the show racked up an impressive 194 million hours viewed.
Said Jeb Stuart, Vikings: Valhalla Creator, Showrunner, Executive Producer:
“Fans of Valhalla — THANK YOU to the millions of you who have watched (and rewatched!) Season One. The numbers have been mind-boggling and beyond my wildest expectations. I’m thrilled to be able to confirm that we wrapped and are already editing Season Two and that production will start soon on Season Three. While the storylines for Leif, Freydis, Harald, Olaf, Canute and the rest of our amazing cast are secret, I can say without hesitation that their journeys will be even more epic than what you’ve seen so far. SKÅL!!!”
Vikings: Valhalla chronicles the heroic adventures of some of the most famous Vikings who ever lived — legendary explorer Leif Eriksson, his fiery, headstrong sister Freydis Eriksdotter, and ambitious Nordic prince Harald Sigurdsson.
In Season 1, tensions between the Vikings and the English royals reach a bloody breaking point, and the Vikings themselves clash over their conflicting Christian and pagan beliefs. In the midst of all this, these three Vikings begin 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.
Sam Corlett (Leif Eriksson), Frida Gustavsson (Freydis Eriksdotter) and Leo Suter (Harald Sigurdsson), amongst others of the cast, will reprise their roles in Seasons 2 and 3.
Vikings: Valhalla is based on the original Vikings series, created by Michael Hirst, who executive produces the new series alongside Jeb Stuart, Morgan O’Sullivan, Sheila Hockin, Steve Stark, James Flynn, John Weber, Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer, and Paul Buccieri.
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