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.
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.
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.
Here’s the full scoop of Vikings: Valhalla season 3.
When was Vikings: Valhalla officially renewed for a third season?
In March 2022, Vikings: Valhalla was renewed for seasons 2 and 3 together. Initially, in November 2019, the show was ordered to have a 24-episode order, with eight episodes constituted in each season. Be that as it may, we don’t know whether there will be anything beyond season 3. But we have some updates regarding the fate of the future below (continue reading to know more).
Vikings: Valhalla has been renewed for a third season! pic.twitter.com/KMXnadB1Yh
— Netflix (@netflix) February 16, 2023
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.”
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, according to Netflix Life, Sam Corlett (Leif Eriksson), Frida Gustavsson (Freydis), and Leo Suter (Harald) are all expected to return in season three.” The only director confirmed on season 3 so far is David Frazee.
In June 2022, Netflix announced that ER and Timeless star Goran Visnjic has joined the cast of Vikings: Valhalla season 3, playing the role of Leif Eriksson and Freydís Eiríksdóttir’s father Erik the Red. According to Deadline, the casting for season 3 seems like a “multi-year arc” which implicitly points to the possibility, that if the show is renewed the show for future seasons, Visnjic will remain on board. In season 3, Erik the Red is living in exile in Greenland for the sins that he committed in his past in Iceland and Norway.