For those who still couldn’t get enough of the age of the Vikings after six seasons of the original series Vikings, in February 2022 a new Nordmannen series was launched in the form of the spin-off Vikings: Valhalla.
The series, set around 125 years after the original, managed to bring new wind into the sails and was well received by the audience. After all, showrunner Jeb Stuart confirms: “The numbers have been incredible and have exceeded my wildest expectations.
Reason enough for us to already be on the lookout for supplies in the form of new episodes. We have therefore compiled all the information on the start of a second season of Vikings: Valhalla below. We also give you a preview of who will be returning in the new episodes, who will be joining the cast and how the plot of the spin-off might continue.
Spoiler alert: In the following text, we will discuss what has happened so far in the Vikings drama “Vikings: Valhalla”. In addition, the article may already anticipate plots of the 2nd season. If you want to watch the series spoiler-free, you should read this article only after the last episode of season 1. Instead, we recommend taking a look at the current Netflix news until then.
Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 When will be released?
There is no official start date for the 2nd season of Vikings: Valhalla at this point.
However, Netflix has already announced that at least two more seasons will be released for the series.
Judging by the production effort and comparable Netflix productions, we no longer expect a season 2 release in 2022. Instead, new episodes could start in the spring of 2023.
Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 What happens next?
Anyone hoping to predict the plot of Vikings: Valhalla by looking at the history books will probably be disappointed. Because, as in the original series, we repeatedly encounter documented historical figures. However, the story arcs and a large part of the characters are fictional.
Season 2 will probably once again focus on the conflict between Christian and pagan Danes. Freydis and her half-brother Leif will probably be right in the middle of it.
Whether we will see the coronation of Harald Sigurdsson, later known as Harald Hardrada, as King of Norway in season 2 is still unclear. Rather against it speaks a first casting for a Byzantine general, which Netflix announced for season 2. That’s because before Harald rose to become King of Norway, he served as an officer in the Byzantine emperor’s legendary Varangian bodyguard.
For Season 2, we can also expect the founding of Vinland, the first western settlement in America, by Leif Eriksson.
How many seasons will Vikings: Valhalla have?
At this point, Vikings: Valhalla is set to have a total of three seasons, each of which will be released with eight episodes.
Whether there will be more seasons after that or they decide to end Vikings: Valhalla with 24 episodes will probably depend a lot on the financial success of the series for Netflix.
Vikings: Valhalla Season 2: Who is starring?
We will probably meet the core characters of Vikings: Valhalla again in season 2. Therefore, we again expect an appearance of the core cast in the form of:
- Frida Gustavsson (“Tigers,” “Fire & Flame”) as Freydis Eriksdottir
- Sam Corlett (“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”, “The Dry”) as Leif Eriksson
- Leo Suter (“Sanditon,” “Clique”) as Harald III Sigurdsson
In addition, a first newcomer for season 2 has been announced: German actor Florian Munteanu. He is already known from movies like “Creed II – Rocks’s Legacy” or “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”. In “Vikings: Valhalla” he will play the Byzantine general George Maniakes.
Then from season 3, Goran Visnjic will also be seen as Erik the Red, Leif and Freydi’s father. This is reported by “Deadline.” The actor is known from series such as “ER,” “The Boys” and “This Is Us,” among others. Erik is at the current time of the series in Greenland. There he is said to be in exile to atone for his crimes in Iceland and Norway. According to the Icelandic sagas, the real Erik nearly succumbed to starvation there several times before returning to Iceland to recruit colonists for settlements in Greenland.
Vikings: Valhalla Season 2: Where to watch?
Since Vikings: Valhalla is a Netflix original, it should be no surprise that the series can be seen there.
Season 2 of Vikings: Valhalla will almost certainly be released on Netflix as well.
Valhalla Season 2: Trailer
Currently, there are no official trailers for season 2 of Vikings: Valhalla.