So, who will be joining the fray for the streaming giant’s period piece? Sam Corlett, Frida Gustavsson, Leo Suter, Bradley Freegard, Jóhannes Jóhannesson, Laura Berlin, David Oakes and Caroline Henderson will be series regulars. Pollyanna McIntosh and Asbjørn Krogh Nissen are slated to be recurring stars.
Now, Vikings: Valhalla takes place in the 11th century. It will document the legendary adventures of figures such as 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.”
We learned from Deadline that Corlett will portray Leif Eriksson. Gustavsson will shrug on the mantle of Freydis Eriksdotter. Suter will be Harald Hardrada (Sigurdsson). Freegard will play King Canute. Jóhannesson will portray Olaf Haraldson. Berlin will be Emma of Normandy. Oakes is Earl Godwin. Henderson will play Jarl Haakon. As for the recurring characters, McIntosh will portray Queen Ælfgifu and Krogh Nissen is Jarl Kåre.
Vikings, the flagship series, aired its last episodes on Amazon Prime back in December. It ran for five and a half seasons on the History channel with the final 10 episodes of Season Six streaming on Prime.
Jeb Stuart serves as showrunner for Vikings: Valhalla along with Hirst as executive producer. Additionally, Stuart will write for the series. Niels Arden Oplev will direct and produce the pilot.
I, for one, am stoked to see the world of Vikings expanded upon while delving into actual historical icons. It’ll easily fill the void that Game of Thrones left behind. Bring it on!
Vikings: Valhalla hasn’t set a premiere date, but it’s expected to debut in late 2021 or 2022.
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