The sequel to History’s Vikings tv series, Vikings: Valhalla is releasing on Friday, February 25 only on Netflix. The upcoming series which is a historical drama is based on some real events. The series is penned and crafted by Jeb Stuart. Stuart’s fellow writers include Vanessa Alexander, Declan Croghan, and Eoin McNamee. The series director has famous names like BAFTA-winner Niels Arden Oplev, previous director of Vikings- Steve Saint Leger, and Hannah Quinn. The location of the shooting is County Wicklow, Ireland.
Valhalla trailer released on YouTube
The official trailer releases on February 20 via IGN’s official YouTube channel. The six-minute opening video debuts under IGN Fan Fest 2022. It shows the first six minutes of the series releasing this February. The video starts with opening credits for Netflix, MGM television production, and star cast. It is based on the series Vikings created by Michael Hirst. The story is set 100 years after the Vikings leave their Northern Homelands and settle across Europe and England. It is in Eleventh century Europe.
The Danelaw Viking settlement near London
The scene starts with Vikings celebrating St. Bryce’s day and enjoying a feast with their families. Along with the celebration, Harold’s elder brother announces Prince Harold Sigurdsson’s departure to North. While Prince Harold on boards the boat for North, the elder brother, and his fellow members are summoned by the English King Aethelred II in London castle.
The king welcomes the members of Vikings inside the Palace’s dining hall. He says “I know it’s St. Bryce’s day and you have undoubtedly left feasts with family so please join me”. The Vikings are in confusion as the highness is seemingly calm for the urgent meeting. However, that is the calm before the storm.
The king says “Over a hundred years ago in an effort to ensure lasting peace with your people. My predecessors established the Dame law.” The Elder brother of Prince Harold answers with “Yes sire we’ve been here so long, many of us no longer remember our own language”. The King continues “Exactly. They probably feel they are Saxon. But that’s the problem you see. They’re not. This is not their home. When the cockle grows amongst the barley, there is only one way to purify the field. Therefore tonight I order that all Vikings living on this island be exterminated The St. Bryce day massacre purged all Viking settlements from the English shores.” This is followed by a massacre in the Viking settlement and the death of Viking people in the castle.
However, this bloodshed news reaches the North. The King Canute of Denmark calls all Vikings to gather in Kattegat in order to form an Army for Revenge.
The reaction of Fans Following the Release of Vikings: Valhalla Trailer
The release of the trailer on YouTube attracted the attention of many. Some of the comments read ‘Amazing’, ‘Nothing profound but it seems well executed. We’ll see, ‘this looks pretty cool, ’Getting red wedding vibes from this, etc.
Twitter reactions on the video are as follows:
With the growing popularity of streaming, directors have the opportunity to do book to film the right way with a mini series— Guru (@QuotableGuru) February 19, 2022
I got so lost In watching it that I forgot it was just a sneak peak, when it switched back to the cast I was wtf? Oh yeah lol— Ebrahim Ameer (@ebie647) February 19, 2022