— Updated on 29 January 2023

‘Vikings: Valhalla’ Finally Hits Netflix In February

— Updated on 29 January 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

As History’s Vikings concluded its six-season run in late 2020, show creator Michael Hirst was already mapping out his next conquest. Accomplished with Die Hard screenwriter Jeb Stuart – who will serve as showrunner to the brand new project – soon enough, you may find yourself binging the fruits of their labour in the Netflix spin-off series Vikings: Valhalla.

Set over one hundred years after the original series in the early 11th century – at the dawn of the Viking Age – the forthcoming affair follows the legendary Leif Eriksson, Freydis Eriksdotter, Harald Hardrada, and William the Conqueror. “These men and women will blaze a path as they fight for survival in the ever-changing and evolving world.”

The Kingdom of England stands in defiance of its Scandanavian raiders, the latter of whom have “overrun most of England” and seized control of Normandy. And after the death of King Edward the Confessor, three lords lay their claim to the throne – lords whose actions irrevocably shape the nation’s future.

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In terms of casting, here’s who you can expect to appear in Vikings: Valhalla:

  • Sam Corlett as Leif Eriksson
    “A Greenlander raised on the outer fringes of the known world, Leif comes from a tightly-knit family steeped in the old pagan beliefs. An intrepid sailor and physically tough, Leif is our entry into a Viking world in the throes of violent change.”
  • Frida Gustavsson as Freydis Eriksdotter
    “Fiercely pagan, fiery and headstrong, Freydis is a staunch believer in the “old gods.” Like her brother Leif, she reaches Kattegat as an outsider but becomes an inspiration to those of the old ways.”
  • Leo Suter as Harald Sigurdsson
    “Born into Viking nobility, Harald is one of the last Viking berserkers. Charismatic, ambitious, and handsome, he is able to unite both followers of Odin and Christians.”
  • Bradley Freegard as King Canute
    “The King of Denmark. A wise, savvy, and ruthless Viking leader. Keeps his friends close and enemies closer. His ambitions will mould the course of history in the 11th century and make him a defining figure of the Viking Age.”
Vikings Valhalla Spin Off Series Netflix Teaser Trailer

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  • Jóhannes Jóhannesson as Olaf Haraldson
    “Olaf is Harald’s older half-brother. He is physically huge and ambitious; he is a stern and unforgiving Viking. Olaf is an “Old Testament” Christian.”
  • Laura Berlin as Emma of Normandy
    “The young, ambitious Emma of Normandy is from the Norman court and of Viking blood. Politically astute and one of the wealthiest women in Europe.”
  • David Oakes as Earl Godwin
    “The ultimate survivor. Chief counsellor to the King of England. Born on the political fringes, his cunning ways get him far.”
  • Caroline Henderson as Jarl Haakon
    “A great warrior and tolerant leader, Haakon rules Kattegat with a steady hand. Though Pagan, she has managed to keep Kattegat a city open to all faiths in a challenging time. She will become a powerful mentor to Freydis, who is drawn to her wisdom.”
  • Pollyanna McIntosh as Queen Ælfgifu
    “Calculating and ambitious, Queen Ælfgifu of Denmark has a hand to play in the political power struggles unfolding in Northern Europe. She uses her charm and guile to great effect as she promotes the interests of her Mercian homeland and tries to assert herself in Canute’s growing power structure.”
  • Asbjørn Krogh Niseen as Jarl Kåre
    “Who presents a threat to the old pagan ways.”

Vikings: Valhalla officially hits Netflix on February 25th of 2022 – check out the teaser trailer above.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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