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Vikings: Valhalla Goes Behind the Scenes for Our First Look

Everyone’s favorite Vikings are back… 100 years later and on Netflix. The streamer’s sequel series, Vikings: Valhalla, dropped a first look for the series by going behind the scenes. The new show is from Vikings creator Michael Hirst but takes place long after the original series and focuses on a host of well-known Vikings like Leif Erikson.

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While this first look behind the scenes doesn’t give us any plot or dialogue, it does show the massive amount of tech and budget that Netflix is putting into Vikings: Valhalla. The streamer is looking to turn the History Channel’s popular show into an even bigger event and steal a winner from rival streamer Amazon, who played streaming host to the first six seasons of the original show, which concluded last year. Netflix has pulled in an all-new cast, including Sam Corlett (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) as Leif Eriksson (chosen series spelling), Frida Gustavsson (The Witcher) as Freydís Eiríksdóttir, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson (Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga) as Olaf Haraldsson, and David Oakes (The Borgias) as Earl Godwin. They’ve also brought on Die Hard writer Jeb Stuart to write the series.

As for the show itself, it isn’t clear what the plot will be or how all these famous Vikings, some of whom don’t really overlap in their primes all that much, will get together. However, the original series took some artistic license with timelines and facts, so it’s not hard to believe that this series will as well. Vikings: Valhalla doesn’t have a release date yet.

The drop was part of Netflix’s Geeked Week, where it also announced that Shadow and Bone will be getting a second season.


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