Fans of and of epic historical dramas – and of Vikings in particular – may want to have this on their must-see lists.
Netflix has unveiled the big official trailer for Vikings: Valhalla, a follow-up to the History Channel-produced Vikings series that initially focused on legendary Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok. Set over a hundred years after Vikings‘ finale, Valhalla chronicles the adventures of other famous Norsemen: namely, legendary explorer Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), his fiery and headstrong sister Freydis Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson, The Witcher), and the ambitious Nordic prince Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter, Sanditon).
We’ll be heading to the early 11th century as tensions between the Vikings and the English royals reach a bloody breaking point and as the Vikings themselves clash over their conflicting Christian and pagan beliefs. These three Vikings begin an epic journey that will take them across oceans and through battlefields, from Kattegat to England and beyond, as they fight for survival and glory.
It sure looks like a large production, the trailer below showcasing quite a scale and grand set pieces with battle across both land and water. The creator, executive producer and showrunner of the series is Jeb Stuart, perhaps best known as co-writer of action classics Die Hard and The Fugitive. Vikings creator Michael Hirst is also on the EP team, with Morgan O’Sullivan, Sheila Hockin, Steve Stark, James Flynn, John Weber, Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer, and Paul Buccieri.
Vikings: Valhalla, also starring Bradley Freegard, JÃ³hannes Haukur JÃ³hannesson, Caroline Henderson, Laura Berlin, and David Oakes, among others, will be arriving on Netflix on February 25th.