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Netflix’s ‘Vikings Valhalla’ season 2: Everything we know

Netflix’s popular Nordic saga Vikings: Valhalla has been renewed for two more seasons and will possibly return in 2023. 

Michael Hirst’s spectacular historical drama series, Vikings came to an epic conclusion in 2020. Following its end, Hirst collaborated with Jeb Stuart to create a spin-off that celebrates the gory glory of the Vikings, titled Vikings: Valhalla.

Set nearly a century after the events of the original series, the two have certain connections, especially in terms of the halls of Kattegat where the predecessors exist as legends. 

The show stars Sam Corlett, Frida Gustavsson, Leo Suter, Johannes Hakur Johanesson, Laura Berlin, Caroline Henderson and others. Called Netflix’s very own version of Game of Thrones, the series has amassed massive popularity ever since its premiere in February 2022.

With plenty of blood, gore, steamy scenes and violence, the series is a vivid portrait of the Vikings’ undying quest for glory and revenge

Be prepared for yet another season of this saucy deep dive into the ways of the Nordic people by taking a look at everything we know about Vikings: Valhalla season two: 

Everything we know about Netflix’s ‘Vikings: Valhalla’ season 2

What happened on Vikings: Valhalla?

Following Michael Hirst’s successful six-season stint with the Vikings, Vikings: Valhalla is set nearly a century after the events of the previous series. Vikings: Valhalla records the near obliteration of the Vikings when the English kingdom stands strong against the Scandinavian raiders. The series revolves around the Vikings’ quest for vengeance against the English kingdom for the brutal genocide. Vikings assemble at Kattegat to prepare for battle amidst religious tension. The series also records an intriguing storyline about a Pagan Viking woman who turns into a furious avenger following a gruesome sexual assault. 

Blood, violence and gore galore, the eight-episode series that dramatizes Leif Eriksson’s daunting conquests has gathered quite the fan following. 

How successful was Vikings: Valhalla?

Vikings: Valhalla has been incredibly successful and has been viewed for nearly 266 million hours, between February 25th and April 3rd, 2022. The show has been topping the Netflix charts for quite some time, becoming one of Netflix’s most popular 2022 releases to date.  

Has Vikings: Valhalla been renewed for season two?

Given the brilliant success of the first season of Vikings: Valhalla, the show has now been renewed for two consecutive seasons that will have eight episodes each. 

What is the production status of Vikings: Valhalla season two?

Netflix viewers do not have to wait for too long before they get to witness the ways of the Nordic people yet again, drenched in vicious and bloody historicity, covered in thick fur hide and jarring beards. Filming for Vikings: Valhalla season two has already come to an end in Ireland.

During the release of the first season, showrunner Jeb Stuart confirmed that they were “finishing the editing of the last episode of season two.” Currently, the series is in post-production.  

Currently, Vikings: Valhalla is gearing up for season three production which is scheduled to begin in May 2022. Stuart has already said that season three is “very exciting” and filled with “lots of great surprises” where the “Vikings get out of Scandinavia.” 

What can one expect from Vikings: Valhalla season two? 

Much like its predecessor, Vikings: Valhalla has replaced some of the historical accuracies with their creative ideas for the sake of spurring more action and drama. Season two will be a significant one for the show and record some of these possible events. 

Coming to Kattegat has cost Leif Eriksson and his sister Freydis significant grief and loss. From losing their comrades to Leif losing his lover during the invasion of Kattegat, the duo has been through a lot. With his beloved Lif out of the picture, Leif might become unhinged like his father, Erik the Red. enraged by her untimely demise, Leif was seen embracing the inner bloodlust and hacking off Viking warriors without flinching. The second season might see him become as ruthless as his father which might lead to his exile and compel the explorer to set sail towards the west and establish the first-ever European settlement in America, Vinland. 

The second season will not see Harald Sigurdson become the famed King of Norway. Vikings: Valhalla takes immense creative liberty by introducing him early on the show. The first season leaves the fate of Harald’s half-brother Olaf undetermined as Harald escapes Kattegat with Freydis. The second season will probably explore his relationship with Freydis while also chronicling his rise to power. Freydis might also become the last-ever worshipper of the old ways, with her brother Leif embracing Christianity, and prevail as a seer or a priestess. 

King Cnut and his ambitious plans for the Vikings might come to a full circle in Vikings: Valhalla where power and morality will butt heads during the aftermath of inevitable deaths. 

When might Vikings: Valhalla season two release on Netflix?

Vikings: Valhalla season two still does not have an exact release date. Although there is a tentative 2023 planned release, one can take a guess from the history of the previous season. 

For the first season of Vikings: Valhalla, the cast and crew finished production in November 2021 before the series premiered in early 2022. Given the status of production, the second season will most likely premiere sometime in early 2023. 

How many episodes will Vikings: Valhalla season two have?

Every season of Vikings: Valhalla will have eight episodes. The show will have a total of 24 episodes across the three seasons.