“I don’t believe ghosts can hurt me. But I do believe that Vikings can.” -Emma of Normandy
And the Vikings have. They have hurt the ghosts of time and are finally here to send the chills in the veins of their enemies (not to mention the viewers too). First premiered on Netflix in February 2022, Vikings Valhalla garnered positive reviews and hundreds of thousands of viewing hours within just the first few weeks of its release. It would certainly come off as a surprise if the streaming giant hadn’t renewed it for a second season. But that’s not the case.
In November 2022, Netflix officially confirmed that Vikings: Valhalla season 2 would return for all eight episodes in 2023 along with the release of new pictures. For those unversed, Vikings: Valhalla is a spin-off of Vikings, created by Michael Hirst and produced by MGM Productions. It recounts the events that take place one hundred years after the Great Viking leaves for England, led by the sons of Ragnar Lothbrok.
That being said, this historical Netflix Original is all set to make a place in the streaming library very very soon.
Here’s the full scoop on the upcoming installment including the episodes, release date, cast members, and much more!
What is the release date of Vikings: Valhalla season 2?
As per the reports, the second season of Vikings: Valhalla is all set to release on Netflix on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at 12 a.m. PT, which is 3 a.m. ET. If you want to get more insight into the release times all around the globe, you can check out the guide to Netflix release times by time zone. Make sure you don’t miss out on the action that the highly anticipated second season has promised.
What is the plot of Vikings: Valhalla season 2?
As previously mentioned, Netflix’s Vikings: Valhalla is a sequel to the History Channel series Vikings which is temporally set a century after the events of the original series. Valhalla underscores the events that actualize the “beginning of the end” of the Viking Age and recount the three of the most famous and heroic Vikings in history. Season one revolved around the Battle of Kattegat.
Here’s the official synopsis of season 2 of Vikings: Valhalla:
“Season Two finds our heroes shortly after the tragic fall of Kattegat; an event that has shattered their dreams and altered their destinies. Finding themselves suddenly fugitives in Scandinavia they are forced to test their ambitions and courage in worlds beyond the fjords of Kattegat.”
Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 is expected to highlight the life of Leif, who has been bestowed with an ocean of sorrow owing to the Greenlander’s journey to the east. As you might know, the greatest shock that came to Leif was Lif’s death, his lover, whose existence prevented him from becoming his monstrous father, Erik the Red. With her death, Leif, like the Achilles of Illiad, donned a pair of axes with no armor and tore through the entire group of Viking warriors. Season 2 will deal with the repercussions of the new version of Leif.
The new season of Vikings: Valhalla will also center around Harald Sigurdson, also known as Harald Hardarda. With the unwavering support of King Cnut, Harald’s exploits have turned indelible, but his fate as a king still remains in the dark. In conversation with The Wrap, the actor Leo Suter said, “Harald’s been screwed over. Massively screwed over and what’s more, it’s not just him who’s been screwed over but it’s his loved ones who’ve been screwed over. So that relationship is, as you say, very damaged. And it’s going to take a lot for it to heal. But yeah, there’s certainly been some serious wrongs that have befallen him. So let’s see in Season 2 what happens with that.”
With the support of his wife and his father, King Cnut is all set to conquer the throne of Denmark and fulfill his vision of a Great Northern Empire. However, England was not known for its ‘Glorious Revolution’ earlier; it was only later that the historic moment was observed. So, the audience can expect relentless ambition to control the actions of the powerful in season 2 and the havoc it wreaks.
Who are the cast members of Vikings: Valhalla season 2?
A majority of the cast members featured in season one will return in season 2. These include:
- Sam Corlett as Leif Erikson
- Frida Gustavsson as Freydís Eiríksdóttir
- Leo Suter as Harald Sigurdsson
- Bradley Freegard as King Canute
- Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson as Jarl Olaf Haraldsson
- Caroline Henderson as Jarl Estrid Haakon
- Laura Berlin as Queen Emma of Norway
- David Oakes as Earl Godwin
In addition to the above-mentioned list, the upcoming season will also welcome a handful of newcomers who will reprise certain recurring roles. These include:
- Bradley James as Lord Harekr
- Hayat Kamille as Mariam
- Marcin Dorociński as Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise
- Sofya Lebedeva as Eleana
- Nikolai Kinski as Emperor Romanos
- Florian Munteanu as George Maniakes
- Tolga Safer as Kurya
- Joakim Nätterqvist as Birkir
- Set Sjöstrand as Magnus Olafsson
Where was Vikings: Valhalla season 2 filmed?
Vikings: Valhalla season two, like its predecessor, was filmed in Wicklow, Ireland at Ashford Studios. Other locations in Wicklow include Lough Tay, Blessington Lakes, Avoca Mines, Wicklow Coast and the Powerscourt Waterfall. According to Netflix Life, “The first and second seasons were filmed from October 2020 to November 2021.”
Should a parents’ guide be applied to Vikings: Valhalla season 2?
Season 2 of Vikings: Valhalla has been rated TV-MA, which means that the show is intended only for mature audiences, owing to multiple scenes of nudity, sex and violence which renders it inappropriate for younger viewers.
How many episodes will be streamed in Vikings: Valhalla season 2?
Season 2 of Vikings: Valhalla will reportedly contain eight all-new episodes. According to Netflix’s order in November 2019, the series is supposed to constitute 24 episodes. With seasons one and two constituting eight episodes, does this imply that Vikings: Valhalla would also get a third season?
Is Vikings: Valhalla officially renewed for a third season?
On March 9, 2022, Netflix confirmed that Vikings: Valhalla has been renewed for two additional seasons, owing to the show’s upfront order of 24 episodes in total. In a conversation with TheDigitalSpy, Jeb Stuart mentioned that season 3 of Vikings: Valhalla will be “very exciting” and added, “my Vikings get out of Scandinavia, so we have lots of great surprises.” The production of season 3 had reportedly begun in the Spring of 2022.
Is there a trailer for Vikings: Valhalla season 2?
Yes! The official trailer for season 2 has been released and it gives you a sneak peek into the action, battles, romance, twists and more turns in the upcoming season. Check out the official trailer below:
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