Netflix today revealed a first look at the highly anticipated new action-drama series “Vikings: Valhalla.” A spinoff of the popular History show “Vikings,” which ran for six seasons, this new series takes place a century after the events of that flagship show and chronicles the legends of some of the most iconic vikings who ever lived. Laura Berlin stars as Emma of Normandy, Sam Corlett plays Leif Eriksson, and Bradley Freegard is King Canute “the Great.”
“Vikings” began in 793 AD, but “Vikings: Valhalla” takes place at a time when the Vikings have overrun most of England and are making their way into Normandy. The teaser trailer offers a look at what fans can expect from the new show, and introduces Corlett’s Leif Eriksson who many historians believe was the first European to set foot on the continental North America.
Michael Hirst, who created “Vikings,” serves as co-creator and executive producer on this new series while Jeb Stuart is executive producer and showrunner. The series hails from MGM Television and Distribution and Netflix, and will premiere exclusively on Netflix in 2022.
The cast also includes Frida Gustavsson, Caroline Henderson, Leo Suter, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Pollyanna McIntosh, Asbjørn Krogh, David Oakes, Pääru Oja, Louis Davison, Julian Seager, James Ballanger, Jack Mullarkey, Bosco Hogan, Ethan Dillon, Álfrún Laufeyjardóttir, Alan Devine, Gavin O’Connor, Yvonne Mai, Bill Murphy and Joakim Nätterqvist.
Netflix hasn’t yet set a firm release date for this new series beyond announcing that it will debut sometime in 2022.