Interesting Details About the Upcoming Vikings: Valhalla Dispensed

Frida Gustavsson in Vikings: Valhalla
Frida Gustavsson in Vikings: Valhalla
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The sequel to the popular historical series Vikings is ready to hit the screens very soon. With the final trailer already out, Vikings: Valhalla has set the perfect stage for its arrival on February 25th. The show will follow the previous one after 100 years of its conclusion. The first looks that arrived back in 2021 looked exciting and preserved the vibes that its prequel emanated.

The Suggested Plot of Vikings: Valhalla

The original Vikings tell the story of a Viking farmer Ragnar Lothbrok and his allies who conquered England together. Later, Ragnar moved on to become the Scandinavian King. The show had several aspects of it, where it showcased relationships loving and complicated apart from all the action and planning.

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Vikings ValhallaVikings: Valhalla is set 100 years later than the Vikings’ conclusion. The show will feature a story that nears the end of the Viking age. The show is set to include strong opponents to the Scandinavian raiders in the form of the Lords of England. Valhalla will depict Leif Eriksson, Freydis Eriksdotter, and Harald Hardrada as the Vikings this time among others. Three Lords who succeeded the throne after the death of King Edward, The Confessor have plans in mind that’ll change the course of the whole country.

Official Statements About The Plot

About Vikings: Valhalla, the official synopsis by Netflix read, “The all-new VIKINGS: VALHALLA begins in the early 11th century and chronicles the legendary adventures of some of the most famous Vikings who ever lived – Leif Eriksson, Freydis Eriksdotter, Harald Hardrada, and the Norman King William the Conqueror. These men and women will blaze a path as they fight for survival in the ever-changing and evolving world.”

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Explaining the plot without giving much about it, the creator Michael Hirst who created Vikings as well, said, “What Jeb [Stuart] does actually is he pays attention to the mythology of the Vikings. So whenever they meet in the great hall in Kattegat, and of course, they talk about the great eras who used to sit in the same hall at the same table, and they were Ragnar Lothbrok, Lagertha, Bjorn Ironside, and Ivar the Boneless, who are now mythic characters even within the show, even within Vikings: Valhalla.”

Vikings ValhallaAnd continued, “That’s a really great connection and effect. It gives ready-made histories to the new show. So you don’t need to know who Ragnar is to watch the new show. But it enriches the show and it hopefully will make people go back and find out, ‘Well who are these people they keep talking about? Was Ragnar so great? Why are these people mythic characters?’ So everything connects in a useful, interesting, and fascinating way.”

The Starcast Of The Show

Vikings ValhallaVikings: Valhalla will have Sam Corlett, Frida Gustavsson, Leo Suter, Bradley Freegard, and Laura Berlin in the Starcast among many others. The above-mentioned will play the central characters in the series for its eight-episode long run. Additionally, Sam Corlett who we’ve seen in the Netflix series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will portray Leif Erikkson who’s described as an intrepid sailor and a physically tough Viking.

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The show will also feature some of the cast from its prequel Vikings. John Kavanagh who played Ancient Seer in Vikings will return to the Vikings world in Valhalla. Apart from him, others returning are Karen Connell, Bosco Hogan, and Gavan O’Connor Duffy. While Hogan and Duffy are reported to playing new characters, it is assumed that Connell will revive her role as the Angel of Death in this show too.

Others Involved in Vikings: Valhalla

Vikings ValhallaThe original creator and production company is the same as Vikings for this one too in the form of Michael Hirst and MGM Productions. However, the show is reported to feature not a single but several directors. Steve Saint Leger will direct three episodes of Valhalla. He’s directed some episodes for Vikings as well.

Furthermore, the Mr. Robot and Under the Dome director Niels Arden Oplev is reported to be directed a few episodes of the sequel. The director has already won a BAFTA for his brilliant work. Additionally, Hannah Quinn will also direct some episodes for the first season of Valhalla. Her notable works as director include The Stranger and The Winx Saga, both on Netflix. Lastly, Trevor Morris, the original composer for all the seasons of Vikings will return to extend his services for the sequel as well.

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