First Look at Vikings: Valhalla at Netflix’s TUDUM
The popular historic drama series Vikings may have ended after six seasons last December, but fans don’t have to wait for more stories in the same vein. The derivative series, Vikings: Valhalla arrives on Netflix in 2022 and fans got their best look at the upcoming series at Netflix’s TUDUM global fan event on Saturday – including new footage from the all-new epic Vikings saga.
Vikings: Valhalla is described as a new saga starting 100 years after the original series’ conclusion and will dramatize the adventures of the most famous Vikings who ever lived – Leif Eriksson, Freydis Eriksdotter, Harald Hardrada, and more. The series is set in medieval Scandinavia, towards the end of the Viking Age.
“It is, of course, the spiritual home of the Vikings. But it is a changed Kattegat. It is a well established port… It is truly one of the largest ports, trading ports in Europe,” previously said executive producer Michael Hirst. Collider. “He grew in size and importance. The King of England became a Viking. The Vikings invaded most of England and they own Normandy.”
Vikings: Valhalla stars Laure Berlin as Emma of Normandy, Sam Corlett as Leif Eriksson, Bradley Freegard as King Canute “the Great”, Frida Gustavsson as Freydis Eriksdottir, Caroline Henderson as Jarl Haakon, Johannes Haukur Johannesson as Olaf “the Saint” Haraldsson, David Oakes as Earl Godwin, Leo Suter as Harald Sigurdsson, Pollyanna McIntosh as Queen Ælfgifu of Denmark, John Kavanagh as Seer, Paaru Oja as Arne Gormsson, Bosco Hogan as Æthelred Unready and more.
The series is created by Jeb Stuart and Vikings designer Michael Hirst. They will be the executive producers with Morgan O’Sullivan, Sherry Marsh and Alan Gasmer. The original Vikings debuted on The History Channel in 2013 and spanned six seasons. The back half of Season 6 was released on Amazon Prime Video on December 30, 2020. The series was inspired by Norman tales of medieval Scandinavia.
While Vikings: Valhalla is a fallout from Vikings, Hirst has previously explained that viewers won’t have to see Vikings to enjoy the new series – although it certainly won’t hurt.
“What is Jeb [Stuart] He actually pays attention to the mythology of the Vikings, “Hirst said.” So whenever they meet in the great hall of Kattegat, and of course they talk about the great eras that used to be ‘sit in the same room at the same table, and they were Ragnar Lothbrok, Lagertha and Bjorn Ironside, and Ivar the Boneless, who are now mythical characters even in the series, even in Vikings: Valhalla. It’s a really great connection and effect. It gives the new show ready-made stories. ”
He added, “So you don’t need to know who Ragnar is to watch the new show. But it enriches the series and hopefully people will go back and find out, ‘Well, who are these people whose they talk all the time? Ragnar is so awesome? Why are these people mythical characters? “So it all connects in a useful, interesting and fascinating way.”
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