Released on January 12, 2023, Vikings: Valhalla season 2 has piqued the excitement of the show’s devoted fans, who are counting on the release of its third season. Additionally, the season has garnered a position in Netflix’s top 10s and has harnessed 265, 550,000 viewing hours globally.
As per the site’s critical consensus, “Reveling in the glory of straightforward adventure storytelling, Valhalla is a blood-good dramatization of Leif Eriksson’s conquests.” Scoring a 90% critic approval rating with an average rating of 7.0/10 on Rotten Tomatoes, the show has amassed exponential anticipation among viewers for the arrival of its third season. If you’re also wondering, ‘When can I watch Vikings: Valhalla season 3 on Netflix?’ then you’ve come to the right place.
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. Here’s a full scoop of Vikings: Valhalla season 3.
What is the release date of Vikings Valhalla season 3?
Vikings: Valhalla season one arrived on Netflix in February 2022, followed by the second season, 11 months later, on January 12, 2023. With season 3 renewed even before season 2 dropped on Netflix and filming wrapped by the cast and crew, we can expect the upcoming season to hit the streaming platform in December 2023, or early 2024.
In an interview with E! Online, Frida Gustavsson, who is reprising the role of Freydis, has confirmed our speculations, saying:
“We’ve already shot [season 3] and it’s incredible,” she said. “It’s so good. And I just can’t wait for the world to see it. But you’re gonna have to wait a little bit longer!”
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— Vikings Valhalla (@NetflixValhalla) March 9, 2022
Quite recently, Netflix officially confirmed that the third season of the historical fiction will stream on the screen sometime in 2024. With this latest crumb of information, we expect the series to drop sometime in the first quarter of 2024, that is between January 1st and March 31st.
Additionally, the latest installment is reported to also consist of eight episodes. David Frazee is the only confirmed director on season 3 so far. Along with these updates, the creators of the show also released a short teaser trailer that provides an exciting sneak peek into the brand-new season of Vikings: Valhalla.
What to expect from Vikings: Valhalla season 3?
The upcoming season is expected to pick up the ends which have been let loose in its predecessor, as it chronicles the adventures of some of the bravest Vikings who have ever graced the land of Earth, including Leif Eriksson (Corlett), Freydis Eriksdotter (Gustavsson), Harald Hardrada (Leo Suter) and the Norman King William the Conqueror.
The plot of the third season will primarily provide more insight into the lives of these Vikings from the second season’s final episode, “The Reckoning” which marked Leif’s heart-wrenching farewell. With the imminent battle coming to its fruition, the conflict to conquer Norway has only begun.
Jeb Stuart, the show’s creator, showrunner, and executive producer, expressed his gratitude to the fans of the show, saying:
“Thank you to the millions of you who have watched (and rewatched!) Season 1. The numbers have been mind-boggling and beyond my wildest expectations. I’m thrilled to be able to confirm that we wrapped and are already editing Season 2, and that production will start soon on Season 3. While the storylines for Leif, Freydís, Harald, Olaf, Canute, and the rest of our amazing cast are secret, I can say without hesitation that their journeys will be even more epic than what you’ve seen so far.”
What happened in Vikings: Valhalla season 2?
Here’s a quick season 2 recap of Vikings: Valhalla (courtesy of Netflix):
“Season 2 heightened the stakes with more bloodshed and loss than ever before — as well as plenty of ice and snow. After the first season, our core group of Vikings go in different directions, with Freydís traveling to the supposed safe haven of Jomsborg to give birth to her son and Harald and Leif making the treacherous journey to Constantinople. Despite being separated, it’s a turbulent adventure for all three Vikings. In the end, Harald and Leif finally reach Constantinople, but Harald is blindsided by his lover, Eleana (Sofya Lebedeva), who marries Emperor Romanos (Nikolai Kinski). Freydís, on the other hand, defeats Olaf in a gory face-off and restores peace in Jomsborg as the Keeper of the Faith.
What does this mean for our heroes in Season 3? Only time will tell when we’re reunited with them next year, but we can expect even more bloodbaths and beards as the battle over Norway continues.”
Who are the cast members of Vikings: Valhalla season 3?
With the previous season comprising innumerable deaths and dismemberment, it wouldn’t be too much of a shocker if a majority of the cast is not returning in season 3. However, we do expect the following cast members to return in season 3 of Vikings: Valhalla:
- Sam Corlett as Leif Erikson
- Frida Gustavsson as Freydís Eiríksdóttir
- Leo Suter as Harald Sigurdsson
- Bradley Freegard as King Canute
- Laura Berlin as Queen Emma
- David Oakes as Earl Godwin
- Søren Pilmark as King Sweyn Forkbeard
- Ruben Lawless as Harald Harefoot
In addition to the above-mentioned litany of cast members, the new season will also feature some of the new cast members including:
- Florian Munteanu as George Maniakes
- Goran Visnjic as Erik the Red, the father of Leif and Freydis
- Set Sjöstrand as Magnus Olafsson
- Christian Vit as The Emir
- Cosimo Fusco as Cardinal
Will the fate of Vikings: Valhalla be sealed after the third season?
The original plan has always been inclusive of three seasons. Be that as it may, it is intriguing to realize how the show would wrap up the events spanning decades in just eight episodes. Therefore, we can only be certain of the fate of the show once season 3 drops on Netflix. Speaking to DigitalSpy, the showrunner Jeb Stuart unraveled his proclivity to go beyond season 3, saying:
“My story carries on past [a third season] and I would love more time to tell the full story. I would love more time to get to the fact that William the Conqueror puts an end to the Viking Age.”
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