Watch ‘Valhalla’ preview: First look at Netflix’s new ‘Vikings’ spin-off

Netflix has unveiled a glimpse behind the scenes of its upcoming Vikings spin-off.

Inspired by the sagas of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok, Vikings launched in 2013 and the historical drama ended last year.

Fans won’t have too long to wait for more Vikings action, however, as Netflix was already planning a follow-up before the final season had even aired!

Vikings: Valhalla will feature “the most famous Vikings known to history.”

Set 100 years after the original show, the new series began filming in Ireland last summer, but has been hit by multiple delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The official synopsis reads: “The all-new Vikings: Valhalla begins in the early 11th century and chronicles the legendary adventures of some of the most famous Vikings who ever lived – Leif Eriksson, Freydis Eriksdotter, Harald Hardrada and the Norman King William the Conqueror.

“These men and women will blaze a path as they fight for survival in the ever changing and evolving world.”

The cast was announced this spring, featuring Leo Suter (Sanditon), Sam Corlett (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Frida Gustavsson (Swoon), and Bradley Freegard (Keeping Faith).

They’ll be joined by Jóhannes Jóhannesson (Cursed), Laura Berlin (Immenhof – The Adventure of a Summer), David Oakes (The Pillars of the Earth), Caroline Henderson (Tuya Siempre), Pollyanna McIntosh, and Asbjørn Krogh Nissen.

As part of Netflix’s Geeked Week this week, teasing a number of their upcoming series, a brief Vikings: Valhalla preview been released on Twitter.

While the one-minute video doesn’t include any actual clips from the show, there’s some exciting behind the scenes footage.

The scale of the production is certainly impressive and guarantees that Valhalla will be every bit as epic as Vikings fans have come to expect from the franchise!

You can take a look for yourself here:

Vikings creator Michael Hirst commented recently: “It couldn’t be on a greater scale than the final episodes of my Vikings. Because the armies and the big battles we had… You really can’t get much bigger than that, actually. But what can I say?

“It is being made in the same places, a lot of it. We go back to Kattegat. That, of course, is the spiritual home of the Vikings. But it’s a changed Kattegat. It’s an established… It’s one of the biggest ports really, trading ports in Europe. It’s grown in size and significance.

“The King of England has become a Viking. The Vikings have overrun most of England and they own Normandy.”

Vikings: Valhalla will premiere exclusively on Netflix towards the end of 2021.

The first season is expected to consist of 12 episodes, with a total of 24 episodes ordered by Netflix so far.

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