The epic History series, Vikings is coming to an end. Its sixth and final season will air soon, and that will be the conclusion of the Lothbrok saga. But, there is a sequel afoot! That sequel, Vikings: Valhalla, has just marauded its way to Netflix.
The sequel will take place 100 years after the stories of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) and his family. According to Deadline, it will cover the “most famous Vikings who ever lived: Leif Erikson, Freydis, Harald Harada and the Norman King William the Conqueror (also a Viking descendant). These men and women will blaze new paths as they fight for survival in an ever-changing and evolving Europe.” And, it will be written and produced by Jeb Stuart (Die Hard, The Fugitive).
This is pretty exciting for fans of the show who have been dealing with the loss of all of the violence and drama of Kattegat. These new sagas promise to be equally compelling. And, those who are into the true viking source material might be particularly excited about Freydis’ story. She was the boundary-breaking daughter of Erik the Red. Well, that’s who I’m excited about!
Creator Michael Hirst and his team are staying with the new series. And, they’ll continue shooting in Ireland, where they shot the original show.
Vikings’ sixth and final season will premiere on History on December 4th. Vikings:Valhalla will have a 24-episode first season, that will air on Netflix. Its premiere is yet to be determined.