Netflix has released a teaser for “Vikings: Valhalla”, a spin-off of the original “Vikings” saga, which will premiere on its streaming platform on February 25. “Vikings: Valhalla” is set over a thousand years ago, in the early 11th century, when famous Vikings in history, especially explorer Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett), sister Freydis Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson), and Scandinavian prince Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter)) recounts his adventures.
Tensions between Vikings and British royalty come to a head in the series, and an epic journey across oceans (and bloody battlefields) begins. “Vikings: Valhalla” takes place more than 100 years after the end of the “Vikings” series, which began around 793 and was discovered decades later. “The Vikings” was based on Scandinavian and Icelandic epics focusing on the Viking Ragnar Lothbrok and later the lives of Ragnar’s family.
The original series aired for six seasons on the History Channel between 2013 and 2020. The grisly teaser of “Vikings: Valhalla,” released on Tuesday, shows the bloody battles, the longships sailing through the water, and the passionate speeches of Viking leaders during the war. “This blood is not my blood. This is our blood. This is Viking blood.” says Harald Sigurdsson in the trailer.
“Vikings: Valhalla” will star Corlett, Gustavsson and Suter, as well as Bradley Freegard, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Caroline Henderson, Laura Berlin and David Oakes. Executive producers include Jeb Stuart, Morgan O’Sullivan, Michael Hirst, Sheila Hockin, Steve Stark, James Flynn, John Weber, Sherry Marsh, and Alan Gasmer. Stuart also serves as showrunner. “Vikings: Valhalla” is being filmed by MGM Television.