The epic Viking saga continues as Netflix announced that “Vikings: Valhalla” will set sail once again in 2024 for its highly anticipated Season 3.
Fans of this historical drama can look forward to more adventures with Harald Sigurdsson, Leif Erikson, and Freydís Eiríksdóttir as they embark on new voyages through uncharted territory. In this article, we’ll delve into what transpired in Season 2, explore what to expect in Season 3, and uncover some interesting details about the show.
Recap of Season 2: A Journey through Ice and Snow
Season 2 of “Vikings: Valhalla” upped the stakes with heightened bloodshed, loss, and icy landscapes. After the events of Season 1, our core group of Vikings went their separate ways.
Freydís sought refuge in Jomsborg to give birth to her son, while Harald and Leif embarked on a treacherous journey to Constantinople. Despite being physically apart, all three Vikings faced turbulent adventures.
At the season’s conclusion, Harald and Leif finally reached Constantinople, only for Harald to be blindsided by the unexpected marriage of his lover, Eleana, to Emperor Romanos. Meanwhile, Freydís emerged victorious in a gory showdown against Olaf, securing her role as the Keeper of the Faith in Jomsborg.
So, what lies ahead for our heroes in Season 3? The answer remains shrouded in mystery, but we can anticipate more intense battles and a continuation of the struggle for dominance over Norway.
About “Vikings: Valhalla”
“Vikings: Valhalla” is a Netflix Original historical drama created by Michael Hirst. It serves as a spin-off of the popular History Channel series “Vikings” and is produced by MGM Productions. The series made a bold entrance with a substantial upfront order, encompassing 24 episodes divided across three seasons.
Season 2 of “Vikings: Valhalla” made its global debut on Netflix on January 12th, 2023.
Vikings Valhalla Season 3 Release Date and Details
Netflix confirmed that “Vikings: Valhalla” Season 3 is set to return in 2024. While an exact release date remains undisclosed, it’s likely to grace our screens in the first quarter of the year, between January 1st and March 31st. This new season will, like its predecessors, consist of eight gripping episodes.
As for the director, David Frazee is the only confirmed name for Season 3 so far.
Season 2 Performance
Season 2 of “Vikings: Valhalla” received considerable attention on Netflix. Between January 8th and February 5th, it accumulated a substantial 150.84 million hours viewed in Netflix’s top 10 rankings. The series spent four weeks in the top 10 hourly charts.
To provide context, Season 1 had a more significant debut on Netflix, with Week 1 of Season 1 boasting 45% more viewing hours.
What to Expect in Season 3
While “Vikings: Valhalla” embraces creative liberties, it’s intriguing to speculate about the direction of Season 3, given its historical backdrop.
Showrunner Jeb Stuart hinted, “Season three is very exciting and my Vikings get out of Scandinavia, so we have lots of great surprises and stories for season three.” Netflix Tudum also teased “even more bloodbaths and beards as the battle over Norway continues.”
In the upcoming season, we may witness Leif’s exploration of Vinland, despite the absence of historical records placing him there.
Harald’s stint in the elite Varangian Guard, which guarded the Byzantine Emperor, could also unfold. Harald’s departure from Constantinople, Freydís’ role as the Keeper of the Faith, and Godwin’s ascension as the father of a king offer ample intrigue and plot potential.
Filming and Returning Cast Members
Filming for Season 3 commenced in May 2022 and wrapped up in October 2022. The series continues to be primarily filmed in Wicklow, Ireland, with a substantial budget ranging from $3 to $5 million per episode.
Expect to see familiar faces in Season 3, including Sam Corlett as Leif Erikson, Frida Gustavsson as Freydís Eiríksdóttir, Leo Suter as Harald Sigurdsson, and more. New cast members like Florian Munteanu and Goran Visnjic will also make their debut, adding fresh dimensions to the story.
The Future Beyond Season 3
While “Vikings: Valhalla” was originally planned for three seasons, showrunner Jeb Stuart expressed interest in extending the series to delve deeper into historical events. He mentioned the possibility of exploring the era of William the Conqueror and its impact on the Viking Age.
In 2024 and 2025, the UK and US regions of Netflix are expected to start streaming all six seasons of the original “Vikings” series, providing fans with even more Viking adventures to enjoy.
As we eagerly await the arrival of “Vikings: Valhalla” Season 3, it’s clear that this epic tale of Norse legends and Viking conquests has captured the hearts of viewers worldwide, and its journey is far from over.