As Vikings draws to a close with its sixth season, series writer and creator Michael Hirst has revealed to Collider some details about its Netflix sequel, Vikings: Valhalla, which is set a hundred years later as Leif Erikson, Freydis, Harald Harada and William The Conqueror fight for survival in an ever changing Europe.
Michael Hirst said: “We go back to Kattegat. That, of course, is the spiritual home of the Vikings. But it’s a changed Kattegat. It’s an established… It’s one of the biggest ports really, trading ports in Europe. It’s grown in size and significance. The King of England has become a Viking.”
“The Vikings have overrun most of England and they own Normandy… But the same conflict between Christian and Pagan has become an internal conflict, because a lot of Viking Kings have converted to Christianity. So there is a perpetual conflict and huge warfare between Christian and Pagan Vikings.”
Netflix Vice President of Original Series, Channing Dungey, added in a press statement: “Vikings: Valhalla promises to be everything that fans love about the franchise: heart-pounding, unstoppable action rooted in rich characters and dramatic storytelling that shines the light on family, loyalty and power. We are thrilled to bring the next iteration of the Vikings saga to life.”
The cast includes Bosco Hogan (The Borgias) as Aethelred The Unready, Frida Gustavsson (The Witcher) as Freydis Eriksdotter and Joakim Nätterqvist (Gåsmamman) as Birkir alongside Kenneth Christensen (Below The Surface) and Álfrún Laufeyjardóttir (Agnes Joy) in as yet unnamed roles.
Vikings: Valhalla was created by Jeb Stuart (Die Hard) with Michael Hirst serving as executive producer and is slated to air on Netflix in 2021.
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