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Vikings Valhalla is a new spin-off series to Vikings, which airs on History and Prime Video. The new spin-off series will air on Netflix, and it is likely to arrive in 2021. A filming date has been announced and Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
When will Vikings Valhalla air?
Vikings Valhalla will be set more than 100 years after the events of Vikings, towards the end of the Viking Age.
The Vikings had been carrying out raids in England, but a new united Kingdom has started to stand against the Scandinavians.
The series will feature the death of Edward the Confessor, and three lords will make their claim to the throne in England.
Production on the spin-off show was paused in May following the coronavirus outbreak, but fans will be pleased to hear progress has been made.
Production is planned to start this August 2020, and pre-production had already started in July.
The casting process is well underway with extras being cast for filming at the moment.
Jeb Stuart is writing the new series, which is being produced by MGM Productions.
Fans have already learned some of the characters who will be featuring in the spin-off, including Leif Erikson and Freydís Eiríksdóttir.
Erikson was a Norse traveller from Iceland and he was the first Viking to have set foot in North America.
Freydís was Erikson’s sister, and she was a fierce leader who fronted her own colony of men.
King of Norway Harald Hardrada will also star in the series, and he led the invasion against England.
King Harold Godwinson was an Anglo-Saxon king who will star in the spin-off, as well as William the Conqueror.
No cast members have been confirmed to be playing the main characters yet, but this story will be updated as more news comes to light.
Sadly none of the Vikings cast will star, unless it is through flashbacks, as their characters would have been dead by the events of Vikings Valhalla.
Like Vikings, the spin-off series will draw on real Viking and Anglo-Saxon history, so plenty of famous battles will feature – namely the Battle of Hastings.
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Production on Vikings Valhalla was due to start in April 2020, but was paused due to the coronavirus outbreak.
But as lockdown restrictions are easing across the world, things are looking up for the production team.
Pre-production has been taking place in Ireland, which is where the original Vikings series was filmed.
The new series will be made up of 24 episodes, which are likely to be split into two seasons.
With social distancing being taken into account, the new series is likely to air towards the end of 2021.
Fans have taken to Reddit to share their thoughts on the new series, and the predicted arrival date.
Ghostface1357 said: “They restarted production a couple of days ago but I don’t think they’ll be filming in August.
“I don’t think they’ve even cast all the actors/actresses for the roles of the characters as well as all the extras.
“I just can’t wait to see the battles of Stamford Bridge and Hastings. Leif and Freydis’ journeys will be very interesting as well.”
The fan also predicted how the various seasons may play out in terms of storyline.
They said: “Speaking of Harald Hardrada, if there are three seasons, maybe season one is his exiled years in Kiev, season two the war between him and Magnus and the struggle for power in Norway/Denmark and then season three him going to England to fight against Harold Godwinson.”
Vikings Valhalla will air on Netflix
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