Vikings: Valhalla season 2: Here’s the full scoop on the new season

Vikings: Valhalla. (L to R) Frida Gustavsson as Freydis Eriksdotter, Leo Suter as Harald Sigurdsson in episode 201 of Vikings: Valhalla. Cr. Bernard Walsh/Netflix © 2022
Vikings: Valhalla. (L to R) Frida Gustavsson as Freydis Eriksdotter, Leo Suter as Harald Sigurdsson in episode 201 of Vikings: Valhalla. Cr. Bernard Walsh/Netflix © 2022 /

After less than a year of waiting, it’s finally time for Vikings: Valhalla season 2 to return to Netflix with all of the action, history, and excitement fans have been waiting for.

The series first premiered on Netflix in February 2022 and earned mostly positive reception from critics and viewers alike, as well as garnered hundreds of thousands of viewing hours within its first few weeks of release. It’s no wonder fans have been eager for new episodes.

Vikings: Valhalla’s second season helps kick off what will be an excellent year of new release shows for Netflix, but what can we expect from season 2? Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming episodes, including when they release, who’s in them, and much more!

When does Vikings: Valhalla season 2 come out?

The second season of Vikings: Valhalla will be released on Netflix on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023 at 12 a.m. PT, which is 3 a.m. ET. For more release times around the world, check out our guide to Netflix release times by time zone. You don’t want to miss a second of the action coming our way in the highly anticipated followup season!

What is Vikings: Valhalla season 2 about?

A sequel to the popular History Channel series Vikings, Netflix’s Vikings: Valhalla takes place a century after the events of the aforementioned series. Valhalla chronicles the “beginning of the end” of the Viking Age and follows three of the most famous and heroic Vikings in history. The first season ends with the Battle of Kattegat, and the second season picks up in the aftermath.

Check out the official season 2 synopsis via Netflix:

"Season Two finds our heroes shortly after the tragic fall of Kattegat; an event that has shattered their dreams and altered their destinies. Finding themselves suddenly fugitives in Scandinavia they are forced to test their ambitions and courage in worlds beyond the fjords of Kattegat."

Is Vikings: Valhalla historically accurate?

While Vikings: Valhalla’s stories are based on true events, Netflix makes sure to point out to fans that the series is historical fiction. Certain characters and stories have been modified to better serve an episodic narrative, though the costumes and weapons and other time-accurate details are as close to history as they can be without a written Viking language as a guide. Being so, don’t take every event in the series as fact.

Vikings: Valhalla season 2 cast

Most of the season 1 cast members will be back in season 2, namely the leading trio of Sam Corlett, Frida Gustavsson, and Leo Suter. Additionally, the new season will also welcome a generous handful of newcomers in recurring roles.

Here’s the complete main cast for season 2:

  • 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
  • Laura Berlin as Queen Emma of Norway
  • David Oakes as Earl Godwin

Meet the new recurring cast members and characters in season 2:

  • Bradley James as Lord Harekr
  • Hayat Kamille as Mariam
  • Marcin Dorociński as Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise
  • Sofya Lebedeva as Eleana
  • Nikolai Kinski as Emperor Romanos
  • Florian Munteanu as George Maniakes
  • Tolga Safer as Kurya
  • Joakim Nätterqvist as Birkir
  • Set Sjöstrand as Magnus Olafsson

Where was Vikings: Valhalla season 2 filmed?

Just like its predecessor, Vikings: Valhalla was filmed in Wicklow, Ireland at Ashford Studios. The first and second seasons were filmed from October 2020 to November 2021. Filming locations in Wicklow include Lough Tay (or the Guinness Lake), Blessington Lakes, Avoca Mines, Wicklow Coast, and the Powerscourt Waterfall.

Vikings: Valhalla season 2 age rating and parents guide

If you’re wondering if there’s been a change to the Vikings: Valhalla age rating, season 2 has also been rated TV-MA, which means the series is intended for mature audiences. The series contains nudity, sex, and violence that isn’t appropriate for younger viewers. Unfortunately for the younger history buffs in your household, the series isn’t the best option to watch due to its violent imagery, sexual situations, nudity, and other elevated storytelling elements.

How many episodes are in Vikings: Valhalla season 2?

Keeping in line with the first season, Vikings: Valhalla season 2 contains eight all-new episodes. Netflix picked up the series in November 2019 with a 24-episode order, which means that each of the first three seasons will have eight total episodes apiece.

Vikings: Valhalla season 2 trailer

Watch the official trailer for season 2 in the video below to get a taste of the action, battles, romance, twists, turns, and more coming in the newest episodes!

Will there be a Vikings: Valhalla season 3?

Yes! In March 2022, Netflix officially announced the renewal of Vikings: Valhalla for seasons 2 and 3. As previously mentioned, the three-season order had been unofficial from the show’s beginning, as Netflix ordered 24 episodes from the jump. Beyond Vikings: Valhalla season 3, it’s unclear what the future holds for the fan-favorite action-adventure series.

Vikings: Valhalla could almost certainly go on for at least three more seasons, just like its sire series. Vikings ran for six total seasons, which were broken up into nine 10-episode batches (though the first season was only nine episodes). Fingers crossed more seasons will be on the way in the near future.

Stay tuned for more Vikings: Valhalla news and updates from Netflix Life!

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