Netflix confirms ‘Vikings: Valhalla’ future: Will there be a second season?

There’s great news for Vikings: Valhalla fans!

Netflix’s new spin-off series follows the final season of Vikings and is set a century after the original historical drama.

Inspired by the sagas of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok, Vikings launched in 2013 on the History channel.

Valhalla premiered in February, following a new generation of legendary heroes as they arise to forge their own destiny.

The show proved to be a massive hit, shooting to the Number 1 spot on Netflix’s Top 10 in its opening week with over 113 million hours of viewing logged.

Watch the trailer here:

Vikings: Valhalla began production shooting in County Wicklow, Ireland in the summer of 2020, but the shoot was heavily delayed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Fortunately, it looks like the cast and crew have been on a roll since then, as Netflix has announced that a second season has already finished filming!

Not only that, but a third season is set to start filming this spring.

Each season will run for 8 episodes, fulfilling the show’s original 24-episode order.

Vikings: Valhalla stars Leo Suter (Sanditon), Sam Corlett (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), and Frida Gustavsson (The Witcher) will all be reprising their roles.

The first season chronicles the heroic adventures of some of the most famous Vikings who ever lived — the legendary explorer Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett), his fiery and headstrong sister Freydis Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson), and the ambitious Nordic prince Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter).

As tensions between the Vikings and the English royals reach a bloody breaking point and as the Vikings themselves clash over their conflicting Christian and pagan beliefs, these three Vikings begin an epic journey that will take them across oceans and through battlefields, from Kattegat to England and beyond, as they fight for survival and glory.

Showrunner and creator Jeb Stuart commented: “Fans of Valhalla — THANK YOU to the millions of you who have watched (and rewatched!) Season One. 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 Two and that production will start soon on Season Three.

“While the storylines for Leif, Freydis, 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. SKÅL!!!”

Season 2 is expected to premiere on Netflix in early 2023, while Season 3 will likely follow towards the start of 2024.

Netflix’s Head of US/Canada Scripted Series, Peter Friedlander, added: “The fans have spoken and we couldn’t be more thrilled than to bring them more of the epic adventure and heart-pounding action they love.

“Jeb Stuart has masterfully taken this beloved saga 125 years into the future and introduced a whole new generation of Vikings and stories that have resonated with new and existing fans all over the world.”

Hinting that a fourth season (and beyond) could be on the cards, Friedlander promised: “There is plenty more to avenge and more battles to fight!”

While we wait for Vikings: Valhalla to return, check out our complete list of all 2022’s new British period drama series!

Every episode of Vikings is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.