‘Vikings: Valhalla’ trailer: ‘Sanditon’ star leads Netflix’s new ‘Vikings’ spin-off

Netflix has released two exciting previews for Vikings: Valhalla.

Following the final season of Vikings in 2019, the upcoming follow-up is set a century after the original historical drama.

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

In Netflix’s brand new spin-off “a new generation of legendary heroes arises to forge its own destiny — and make history.”

The official synopsis reads: “Set over a thousand years ago in the early 11th century, Vikings: Valhalla chronicles the heroic adventures of some of the most famous Vikings who ever lived — the legendary explorer Leif Eriksson, his fiery and headstrong sister Freydis Eriksdotter, and the ambitious Nordic prince Harald Sigurdsson.

“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.”

Watch the first teaser, which arrived last month:


Vikings: Valhalla began production in Ireland in the summer of 2020, but filming was heavily hit by delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.

All eight episodes from the first season of Vikings: Valhalla finally premieres on Friday 25th February, exclusively on Netflix.

An epic two-minute trailer was released online this week and you can watch it here:


Leading the cast are Leo Suter (Sanditon) as Harald Sigurdsson, Sam Corlett (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) as Leif Eriksson, and Frida Gustavsson (The Witcher) as Freydis Eriksdotter.

They’re joined by Bradley Freegard (Keeping Faith), 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.

Vikings: Valhalla creator Jeb Stuart revealed last month that the team are already planning the show’s third season – before Season 1 has even launched!

Netflix has confirmed an order of 24 episodes, so fans needn’t worry about the series being cancelled anytime soon.

Stuart told Entertainment Weekly last month: “We’re already in prep on Season 3 … You have to for a show like this.”

He added: “We’ve got several great characters and we’ve got stories in different countries and things like that. I think that you almost need to be able look over the horizon.”

Explaining their reasons for having such long-term plans for the show, Stuart said: “When I was out pitching it, I was trying to pitch it as a multi-season thing, because that way I can develop those characters in the storylines over a longer, longer throw.

“It wasn’t like, ‘What can we do with the Vikings this year?’ Because those characters really do have not just emotional arcs, they have literally historical arcs. You can’t just get to theme tomorrow or next year.”

While we wait for Vikings: Valhalla to arrive, take a look at our complete list of all 2022’s new British period drama series!

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