With season six only just released last year, fans eagerly await its sequel series, Vikings: Valhalla. Netflix released two earlier trailers (we previewed them here and here). Now we have the final trailer as we inch closer to the first season debut. This trailer provides more insight on how the series plans to showcase lead characters Leif Erikson (Sam Corlett), his sister Freydis Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson), and prince Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter). Will Vikings: Valhalla, with a new showrunner and new characters and story, be as completely believable as the first series and true enough to the ancient sagas of fierce warriors, gods of every stature, and clan intrigue? We’ll find out later this month. But first, check out this new, and final trailer for Vikings: Valhalla:
The showrunner is Jeb Stuart, a screenwriter who has adapted others’ works for the screen before, including the original Die Hard, Leviathan, Another 48 Hours, and Just Cause. Vikings: Valhalla is filmed in cinematic County Wicklow, Ireland, where the first series was filmed–so look for some familiar locations revisited.
Other cast includes Pollyanna McIntosh (Lodge 49, The Last Tycoon) as the Danish Queen Ælfgifu, historically the mother of England’s King Edmund Ironside, and Laura Berlin (Breaking Even) is Emma of Normandy. Bradley Freegard (Hinterland) plays Canute, King of Denmark. Johannes Haukur Jóhannesson (Atomic Blonde) is Harald’s half-brother Olaf. David Oakes (The Pillars of the Earth) is the Earl Godwin, Álfrún Laufeyjardóttir (Agnes Joy) is Astrid Olofsdotter, Caroline Henderson (Gooseboy) is Jarl Haakon, the leader of Kattegat at the time of this series, and Asbjorn Krogh Nissen (Copenhagen) is Jarl Kåre.
Look for the first twelve episodes of Vikings: Valhalla, February 25, 2022 on Netflix.
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