Netflix Announce Vikings: Valhalla Release Date, Genre Lineup for 2022

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Netflix is already planning for 2022 as 2021 draws to a close. The streaming service disclosed fresh release dates for highly awaited series like Vikings: Valhalla and a few more genre titles set to premiere next year. Vikings: Valhalla is a spin-off of History’s popular Vikings television series. Vikings had a good season ending in 2020 before developing a new Netflix spin-off. On February 25, Netflix will release Vikings: Valhalla.

As, Netflix will also launch Archive 81 on January 14, 2022, In From the Cold on January 28, 2022. The streaming giant also announces that Raising Dion Season 2 will be set on-screen on February 1, 2022.

Valhalla is scheduled 100 years after the initial Vikings series in the early eleventh century. Famous Vikings such as Freydis Eriksdotter, Leif Eriksson, and a Nordic prince known as Harald Sigurdsson will be included in the series. The Vikings and the English royal family were in conflict for dominance at this period.

Cast information of Vikings: Valhalla

  • Pollyanna McIntosh in the role of Queen Ælfgifu
  • Olaf Haraldsson is played by Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson.
  • Earl Godwin is played by David Oakes.
  • Freydis Eriksdotter is played by Frida Gustavsson.
  • Harald Sigurdsson is played by Leo Suter.
  • Leif Eriksson is played by Sam Corlett.
  • King Canute is played by Bradley Freegard.
  • Jarl Gorm is played by Julian Seager.
  • Jarl Kre is played by Asbjrn Krogh Nissen.
  • Pääru Oja in the role of Arne Gormsson
  • Gavin O’Connor in the role of Earl Of East Anglia
  • James Ballanger in the role of Hallbjorn
  • Álfrún Laufeyjardóttir  in the role of Astrid Olofsdotter
  • Jack Mullarkey in the role of Toke
  • Louis Davison in the role of Prince Edmund
  • Ethan Dillon in the role of Kolbein the Strong
  • Bosco Hogan in the role of Aethelred ‘the Unready’
  • Mark Huberman in the role of Earl of Sussex
  • Jaakko Ohtonen in the role of Johan
  • Henessi Schmidt in the role of Gytha
  • Brian Robinson in the role of YNGVI
  • Kenneth M. Christensen in the role of Olof Skötkonung
  • Alan Devine in the role of Earl of Kent
  • Gavin Drea in the role of Eadric Streona
  • Annabelle Mandeng in the role of Altora
  • Gavan O’Connor-Duffy in the role of Njall
  • Frank Blake in the role of Birger
  • Bill Murphy in the role of Ogda
  • Ross Gaynor in the role of Servant
  • Yvonne Ma in the role of Merin
  • Sarah Kinlen in the role of Anglo-Saxon Woman
  • Stephen Hogan in the role of Ealdorman Sigeferth of Wessex
  • Séamus Hanly  in the role of Servant
  • Muiris Crowley in the role of Captain of the Guard
  • Matthew Malone in the role of Viking Sailor
  • Brendan Quinn in the role of Merchant
  • Dave Rowe in the role of Saxon Solider
  • Conor Hegarty  in the role of Old Priest
  • Joakim Nätterqvist in the role of Birkir

Filming of Vikings: Valhalla

Vikings: Valhalla began production in October 2020 at Ashford Studios in Wicklow, the exact location as Vikings. Because of several positive COVID-19 tests, shooting was temporarily halted and resumed a few days later. A number of cast and staff members were said to have tested positive at the time, but it was later revealed that the production had got a lot of false test results. Beginning in August 2021, filming was set to restart at Ashford Studios in Ireland.

The second season was completed in November 2021. BAFTA-winning Steve Saint Leger, who directed multiple episodes of Vikings, Danish filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev, and Hannah Quinn are among the directors.

The crew of Vikings: Valhalla

James Flynn, Sheila Hockin, Sherry Marsh, John Weber, Michael Hirst, Alan Gasmer, Jeb Stuart, and Morgan O’Sullivan served as executive producers of Vikings: Valhalla. Mark Murdoch served as producer of the series.

What will the theme be for Vikings: Valhalla?

Unlike the first Vikings, which took viewers back to the start of the Viking Age, Vikings: Valhalla will serve as a kind of bookend to the original show, focusing on the ending of the Viking Age as a whole.

As Vikings fans are well aware, a brutal religious struggle will be at the heart of this. In Vikings: Valhalla, the conflict between Christianity and Paganism will persist, and this is one of the key drivers in the Vikings’ collapse historically speaking. The Netflix spin-series will pick up where Vikings left off at the conclusion of Season 6, with the introduction of Christianity into Scandinavian areas, putting our Viking protagonists in an awkward, defensive posture.

Other members of the production team

  • Trevor Morris is the Composer.
  • Peter Robertson serves as Cinematographer.
  • Frank Moiselle is the Casting Director.
  • Tom Conroy serves as Production Designer
  • Jon Beer is the Supervising Art Director
  • Nenazoma McNamee is the Art Director
  •  Shane McEnroe serves as Art Director
  • Anna O’Malley is the Production Executive for MGM
  • Poll Moussoulides serves as Dialogue and Ancient Language Coach
  •  Ita O’Brien is the Lead Intimacy Coordinator
  •  John McKenna is the Armourer
  • Paul Byrne is the Special Effects Supervisor
  • Melanie Callaghan serves as Visual Effects Producer

How will it relate to the previous series?

Once the new spin-off comes on Netflix, it is fair to assume that all of your beloved Vikings figures will be dead — and probably chilling out with Odin in Valhalla. However, that’s not to imply that Lagertha, Ragnar, Ivar, and Bjorn will not have an influence on the plot in the future. Because legacy has always been a significant element of Vikings, we can definitely anticipate learning more about how their previous exploits will affect these new individuals’ lives.

The lineage seems to be continuing as well. Hopefully, you can remember that Ragnar’s brother Rollo abandoned his people and beliefs to inherit the throne as Normandy’s first leader.  Well, Vikings: Valhalla will include William the Conqueror, which has spurred rumours regarding Standen’s likely come back to the role. While History claims Erik the Red was the very first Viking to find North America, Ubbe, Ragnar’s third son, did so in the last season of Vikings, setting up a plot point for the new show.

The seaside town of Kattegat will be one of the essential connecting elements. By the conclusion of Vikings season 6, the little village where we initially met Ragnar, and his companions had grown into a thriving trade port. The gap in time between performances will benefit Kattegat, which will soon be considered one of Europe’s major ports.

How many episodes are there in Vikings: Valhalla?

For Season 1, Netflix has commissioned 24 episodes of Vikings: Valhalla. It is a lot when you realize that most Netflix series has a season length of between six and thirteen episodes.

It is unclear how these episodes will be distributed. However, if they are taking inspiration from Vikings, it is worth noting that the program was likewise episodically layered. The Amazon Prime and History Channel divided the seasons into two half. Though the creator has no announcement, splitting the first installment of Vikings: Valhalla into two 12-episode portions seems like a wise programming decision.

Are the original Vikings available on Netflix?                                   

To prepare for Valhalla, you may wish to re-watch Vikings. Regrettably, you will not be allowed to do that on Netflix.

Although Vikings: Valhalla is a direct sequel to the original, it should be seen as a separate entity. Because MGM owns the series’ rights, and Amazon just purchased MGM, you will have to migrate to Amazon Prime Video to watch all of your Vikings episodes.

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