'Vikings: Valhalla': 5 things you need to know about Netflix historical drama

The sequel to 'Vikings' will follow the adventures, explorations, and conquests of Leif Erikson, Freydís Eiríksdóttir, and Harald Sigurdsson


                            'Vikings: Valhalla': 5 things you need to know about Netflix historical drama
Sam Corlett as Leif Erikkson in a still from 'Vikings: Valhalla' (Netflix)
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It has been a while since 'Vikings' ended. A year to be precise. The epic drama ended with Ivar dying during a ferocious battle against Alfred and the English army and Ingrid assuming power over the whole of Norway as Queen. 'Vikings,' created and written by Michael Hirst, followed the rise of Ragnar Lothbrok from a farmer to a Scandinavian king and in the later seasons focused on the lives of his sons as they ventured to England, Kievan Rus', the Mediterranean, and North America. Receiving mostly favorable reviews and raking in millions of views, 'Vikings' ran for over 6 years before winding up in December 2020.

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In the months before the finale of 'Vikings,' announcements were made of a spin-off series being developed by Hirst and MGM Studios along with Jeb Stuart, known for penning blockbusters like 'Die Hard' and 'The Fugitive.' Slated to release soon, 'Vikings: Valhalla' will follow the lives of legendary Norse explorers, Leif Erikson, Freydís Eiríksdóttir, and Harald Sigurdsson, as they journey from Kattegat to England and beyond. For those interested in watching 'Vikings,' all 6 seasons of the series, starring Alexander Ludwig, Katheryn Winnick, and Travis Fimmel among others, are currently streaming on Hulu with plans starting at $6.99 a month.

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When and where can you watch 'Vikings: Valhalla'?

The series is set to premiere on Netflix on February 25, 2022. The streaming giant will be dropping all episodes in bulk so grab everything you need for one rollercoaster of a binge-watching session! 

What is 'Vikings: Valhalla' all about?

The official synopsis reads, "In this sequel to 'Vikings,' a hundred years have passed and a new generation of legendary heroes arises to forge its own destiny and make history." With the chaos at an all-time high between the Vikings and the English royals and internal issues soaring due to conflicting religious beliefs, 'Vikings: Valhalla' will take us on an epic ride, following the adventures of a new era of Norsemen, as they fight for glory and survival. 

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Who stars in 'Vikings: Valhalla'?

Sam Corlett will be seen as Leif Eriksson in the Netflix historical drama. The Australian actor is relatively new to the industry, with notable appearances in 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' and 'The Dry.' He has trained with some of the best acting coaches such as Elizabeth Kemp, Les Chantery, Glenda Liscotta, and Andrew Lewis. Corlett graduated from the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts and was flown to China to perform at the Asia Pacific Bureau Theatre Schools Festival and Directors Conference during his time as a student. He will be seen in a Warner Brothers project soon.

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Other actors who are a part of 'Vikings: Valhalla' are Frida Gustavsson, Leo Suter, Bradley Freegard, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, and Caroline Henderson.

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Who are the showrunners?

The show is executive produced by Paul Buccieri, James Flynn, Sheila Hockin, Mark Murdoch, John Weber, Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer, Michael Hirst, Morgan O'Sullivan, and Jeb Stuart. Trevor Morris has scored the music while Peter Robertson handles cinematography. Steve Saint Leger, Hannah Quinn, and Niels Arden Oplev serve as directors. 'Vikings: Valhalla' is produced by MGM Television. 

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