Is there going to be a Vikings: Valhalla season 2 coming to Netflix? Keep reading to find out more!
It’s hard to imagine anyone expecting The History Channel’s first scripted series to be a massive hit, but that is exactly what happened. After six successful seasons garnering a robust fan base, a spin-off in the form of Vikings: Valhalla has made its way to the shores of the popular streaming service, ready to do battle with the competition.
The historical drama takes place a century after the events of Vikings, which saw the sons of Ragnarok set sail with the Great Viking army to invade England to avenge their father toward the end. The Netflix series highlights the end of the Viking Age, marked primarily by the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066.
Since its release on Feb. 25, 2022, Vikings: Valhalla has been watched for 80.56 million hours in its first week and has received an impressive score on Rotten Tomatoes. It is no wonder why so many are wanting to know more about season 2.
Is Vikings: Valhalla based on a book?
Before the future of the show is revealed, let’s clarify any confusion regarding the origins of the program. No, Vikings: Valhalla is not based on any book. As previously stated, the show is actually a spin-off of the hit History Channel series Vikings that aired from 2013 all the way to 2020.
Is Vikings: Valhalla season 2 coming to Netflix?
Yes, Vikings: Valhalla season 2 is happening at Netflix. When it was first announced that the spin-off series was headed for the streaming powerhouse, it was revealed that 24 episodes had been ordered.
The news led to some confusion as seasons of Vikings were known to have 20 entries. But it seems that Netflix has a lot of confidence this series can go the distance. The first season released eight episodes which means there are 16 left, which will inevitably have eight more of these chapters make up Vikings: Valhalla season 2.
Then on March 9, 2022, it was officially announced that Vikings: Valhalla will be getting a second and third season. The well-crafted series has made quite an impact fast, and it will be interesting to see what happens in the next outing.
How many episodes will make up Vikings: Valhalla season 2?
As previously mentioned, the streamer ordered 24 entries of the Vikings spin-off. Eight of them premiered as part of the first run of episodes. Out of the 16 left, it is presumed that eight of them will make up Vikings: Valhalla season 2.
Directors for the second season of Vikings: Valhalla include BAFTA-winning filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev, who also directed the first entry of season 1. Also at the helm is Hannah Quinn and Steve Saint Leger, with the latter having previously directed episodes of Vikings.
The first eight iterations have done very well, and subscribers seem to really be enjoying what the series has to offer. There is no doubt that all of the episodes of Vikings: Valhalla season 2 will continue to entertain fans in the same way, if not better, than the well-received debut.
Is Vikings: Vallhalla season 2 filming?
The revelation that Vikings: Valhalla is not only getting a second iteration but a third season as well is nothing short of amazing. But as far as shooting goes, the news gets even better.
According to What’s on Netflix, Caroline Simonnet posted that filming of season 2 had wrapped on Nov. 2, 2021. Several pictures were posted during the production of the Netflix series’ second outing. Visit Wicklow posted a great shot.
Vikings: Valhalla season 2 release date
On Nov. 21, Netflix announced that the highly anticipated second season of Vikings: Valhalla will be released on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023.
Prior to the announcement, we had predicted that the second installment of Vikings: Valhalla could very well arrive at some point in early 2023. And, more specifically, sometime around the timetable of its debut season’s release.
During the TUDUM fan event on Saturday, Sept. 23, Netflix revealed that the new season would be released in 2023. While the streamer didn’t share an exact release date at the time, we now know that we will kicking off the year with a brand-new season.
Vikings: Valhalla season 2 trailer
On Dec. 14, Netflix released the official trailer for the new season. Check out all of the exciting action coming in January 2023 in the video below!
The TUDUM fan event on Sept. 24 also unveiled the first look at the highly anticipated second season. Fans will love seeing their favorite characters back in action, and it looks like there will be plenty of action to look forward to in 2023. Check out the first look teaser of season 2 in the video below!
Spoilers from the first season of Vikings: Valhalla ahead!
Who will be in the cast for Vikings: Valhalla season 2?
Fans will agree that the players bringing the characters to life are doing a stellar job, leading many to ponder who will be back in the mix for Vikings: Valhalla season 2. So far, no official roster exists for the next chapter, and people can probably expect more information on this matter coming out closer to the release date.
Here are some of the cast members fans can most assuredly expect in Vikings: Valhalla season 2:
- Sam Corlett as Leif Eriksson
- Frida Gustavsson as Freydis Eriksdotter
- Leo Suter as Harald Sigurdsson
- Bradley Freegard as King Canute
- Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson as Olaf Haraldsson
- Laura Berlin as Emma of Normandy
- David Oakes as Earl of Godwin
- Pollyanna McIntosh as Queen Ælfgifu
- Soren Pilmark as Sweyn Forkbeard
The actor playing Jarl Kare, Asbjorn Krogh Nissen, and Louis Davison, who portrayed King Edmund, will probably not come back, given their fate in season 1. Caroline Henderson’s Jarl of Kattegat also did not survive the first run of the Netflix series. Still, the actress speculated that her character might return as a ghost or something in an interview with Metro.
Netflix has also announced a handful of new characters for season 2:
- Bradley James as Harekr
- Hayat Kamille as Mariam
- Marcin Dorocinski as King Yaroslav the Wise
- Sofya Lebedeva as Elena
What will happen in Vikings: Valhalla season 2?
Everyone who enjoyed the first set of episodes is most assuredly extremely eager to know what will go down in Vikings: Valhalla season 2.
It’s easy to speculate what could happen, like Leif going into full Erik the Red mode in the next outing, giving fans more exhilarating action in Vikings: Valhalla season 2. Another story thread people will want to see play out is how Harald will endure moving forward after barely surviving the first set of episodes.
In addition, Freydis must come to terms with being the one that will save the Viking people, a heavy burden that will be intriguing to see play out next time around. And then there is Emma and Godwin’s attempts in England to deter any kind of payback from Ælfgifu, while also keeping vigilant of the threatening region of Mercia, among other things, that will also probably be a highlight of the second season.
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