Vikings have come to an end after six seasons on History Channel, its saga will now continue in the sequel series, Vikings: Valhalla, which will stream on Netflix. The streaming behemoth released the first official trailer at the show during Netflix’s Geeked Week celebration today.
Vikings: Valhalla is set about 100 years after the events portrayed in Vikings and will involve appearances by legendary Vikings from history like Leif Erikson, Freydís Eiríksdóttir, Harald Hardrada, and William the Conqueror. “These men and women will blaze new paths as they fight for survival in an ever-changing and evolving Europe,” this is the official plot synopsis.
Netflix released a behind-the-scenes sizzle reel at the making of Vikings: Valhalla, check out the embedded tweet below:
Hirst said told IGN why Vikings: Valhalla is on Netflix instead of History, and revealed this series is, in essence, about the legacy of Rollo as William the Conqueror, the first Norman King of England, was a direct descendant of Rollo’s and Normandy was created by the Norsemen who followed Rollo.
Seeing as how the chronology of the lives of Leif Erickson and William the Conqueror don’t necessarily overlap at the most pivotal events and moments of their lives, Hirst also told us at the time that he suspects creative license could be employed much like how he moved up certain events in Vikings — such as the siege of Paris — to suit the narrative needs of his show.
There’s no release date for Vikings: Valhalla which will debut on Netflix.
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