‘Vikings: Valhalla’: Everything We Know About the Netflix ‘Vikings’ Spinoff
Vikings: Valhalla is finally debuting on Netflix. The show dropped a teaser trailer today, which announced the show’s debut on February 25, 2022. The show is also a spinoff of the popular History series that put Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Katherine Winnick, and Alexander Ludwig on the map. Let’s take a look at what we know about this series that will, no doubt, be just as popular as the original series.
[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for the Netflix series Vikings: Valhalla.]
What is ‘Vikings: Valhalla’ about?
The Netflix teaser trailer for Vikings: Valhalla doesn’t give very many clues about the series.
However, Deadline has more than a few answers for us. According to the outlet, the series will take place in the early 11th century. While Vikings focused on the mythological character of Ragnar Lothbrook, its spinoff focuses on “two of the greatest Vikings to ever live.”
Leif Eriksson is the first character whose story is explored in the series. Credited with being the first European to set foot in North America, Ericksson made a settlement in a land called Vinland, on coastal North America, at least five centuries before Christopher Columbus came to the so-called “New World.”
Additionally, Vikings: Valhalla will focus on the exploits of one William the Conqueror.
Who is William the Conqueror?
William the Conqueror is a name that should be familiar to most fans of the original Vikings series. He’s a descendent of Rollo — Ragnar Lothbrook’s brother in the series — and was known as the first Norman King of England. He led what was known as the Norman Conquest in 1066, shortly after the death of Edward the Confessor.
William the Conqueror ruled England from 1066 until his death in 1087. He was sometimes known as William the Bastard. He was the son of the unmarried Duke Robert I of Normandy and his Viking mistress Herleva. But in his final years, he was met with challenges to the throne from both his son, Robert, and the invading Danish army.
William the Conqueror’s descendants currently sit upon England’s throne. In fact, according to History, every single British monarch since William the Conqueror’s reign is his descendant. His story will be explored in the Vikings: Valhalla series.
Who stars in the upcoming Netflix series?
Vikings: Valhalla features an all-star cast. Sam Corlett, who worked on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, will be playing Leif Eriksson. Leo Suter, who was last seen on the Victoria series, will play Harald Sigurdsson. And German actor Laura Berlin, who starred in Ruby Red, can be seen playing Emma of Normandy.
Michael Hirst, who created the first Vikings series, created this one as well. It’s unclear why he didn’t bring this series back to History.
Previously, filming was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But now, the new episodes of Vikings: Valhalla will air on Netflix beginning on February 25, 2022. We can’t wait to check it out.