As part of this year’s TUDUM event, Netflix has unveiled a new clip for Season 2 of Vikings: Valhalla. Set a century after the original Vikings series, the spinoff explores the fall of old Viking culture as Christianity becomes ever more present in the Nordic countries.
In anticipation of the upcoming season, Netflix has released the first images from Vikings: Valhalla Season 2. The images are visually striking and are set against a dramatic Scandinavian background. The first look at the new season gives viewers a small teaser of what to expect in the upcoming season, including both new and familiar faces, as well as plenty of drama and action, and already promises an exciting season filled with romance, battles, and axes.
Netflix has released the first clip from Vikings: Valhalla Season 2. Season 1 debuted on the streaming service back in February, and by March it was already renewed for and began production on Season 3.
Valhalla is a spin-off of History Channel/Amazon Prime Video’s Vikings series, which ran for six seasons. The first season of Vikings: Valhalla showed how the Nordic kingdoms changed since the time of Ragnar Lothbrok (History Channel’s Vikings series), as the Viking people are split between those who worship Odin and the pagan gods and those who look at Jesus as their savior. The religious tension at the heart of the Viking culture is best represented by the journey of siblings Leif Eriksson and Freydis Eriksdotter, who travel to Kattegat to get revenge on the man who carved a cross on Freydis’ flesh. However, while looking to set some personal scores, Leif and Freydis end up mixed in a new war against England, as Vikings from different countries unite to avenge the people who got slaughtered by the English King.
Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 Clip
Leif and Freydis got involved in a bloody battle for the defense of Kattegat at the end of Season 1, and the new clip shows how the following season will explore the conflict between different Viking factions. In the clip, Leif and Freydis lead a group of survivors that are being chased by a Viking army. Once they seem to be cornered on a beach, balls of fire fall from the skies, launched by boats hidden in the fog. The clip doesn’t reveal who comes to Leif and Freydis’ aid, but the short clip teases Season 2 will be filled to the brink with thrilling combats.
Vikings: Valhalla season 2 cast
There are several members of the Vikings: Valhalla season 2 cast expected to return. They include Sam Corlett (Leif), Leo Suter (Harald), Frida Gustavsson (Freydis), Laura Berlin (Emma of Normandy), David Oakes (Godwin), and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson (Olaf).
Søren Pilmark (Forkbeard) and Bradley Freegard (Canute), will all surely be back too, given how heavily they factored into the first season.
In terms of newcomers, one has been confirmed: Florian Munteanu, previously seen as Razor Fist in Shang-Chi, has joined the cast as Maniakes, a Byzantine general.
Also, Bradley James, who played Arthur Pendragon, joins the cast of Vikings Valhalla season 2. He will play Harakr, the pagan ruler of Jomsburg, a refuge for pagan Vikings.
Harekr (Bradley James)
“Harekr is the ruler of Jómsborg, a sort of legendary Viking place where the uber-pagan Vikings lived. He’s a great warrior, but since he’s pagan, he’s got a bull’s-eye on his back for any of our pagan hunters, like Olaf.
The Jomsvikings were very strict and rigid, so Harekr has very, very, very specific rules that he lives by. That’s how the Jomsvikings rolled, they were very loyal to their leader. They would fight to the death, even when they didn’t sometimes think that their leader was right.”
So, we have some good news and some bad news regarding the release date of Vikings: Valhalla season two. The good news is it’s definitely, 100%, happening. In fact, it’s already been filmed and the creative team is eager to make it sooner rather than later.
The bad news is, by September 21, 2022, there is still no news regarding when exactly that might be. All we know is that it will be at some point in 2023. We’re guessing around a similar time season one dropped, which was February.
How many episodes will be there?
As previously mentioned, the streamer ordered 24 entries of the Vikings‘ spin-off. Eight of them premiered as part of the first run of episodes. Out of the 16 left, it is presumed that eight of them will make up Vikings: Valhalla season 2