Vikings have never been more prominent in pop culture, just look at Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. However, it is not just the video games arena that this hardy group of warriors have conquered. The long-running History Channel epic Vikings may have ended after six seasons, the sequel series is shaping up to be something interesting. As part of the Netflix Geeked Week, the streaming service provided the first official look behind the scenes for Vikings: Valhalla.
Set about 100 years after its predecessor, the show will have some important historical figures making appearances. The likes of Leif Erikson, Freydís Eiríksdóttir, Harald Hardrada, and William the Conqueror are just some of the big names We can expect more of that gritty and bloody way of life come alive on screen yet again.
As the plot suggests, there will be plenty of battles to look forward to. The different Vikings will “blaze new paths as they fight for survival in an ever-changing and evolving Europe.”
Vikings: Valhalla will see the show moved from the History Channel to Netflix officially. Yet, the ties are not exactly severed. Executive Producer Michael Hirst had previously indicated there are connections between the two shows. In fact, Vikings: Valhalla is being looked at as a spiritual continuation of Rollo’s legacy.
Portrayed by Clive Standen on Vikings, his bloodline continues in the veins of William the Conqueror, the first Norman King of England. Talk about upstaging your forebears. Viewers can also look forward to some creative license with the timelines of major events, after all, the history of the Vikings span many decades.
There is no release date yet set for Vikings: Valhalla. It will debut on Neflix whenever it is ready.