Vikings: Valhalla, created by Jeb Stuart as a sequel to the Michael Hirst-created Vikings, quickly earned a two-season renewal following its Season 1 release in February and a strong showing in Netflix’s Top 10 viewership rankings. The drama begins in the early 11th century and chronicles the legendary adventures of some of the most famous Vikings who ever lived – Leif Eriksson, played by Sam Corlett, Freydis Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson), Harald Hardrada (Leo Suter), 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.
Jeb Stuart is showrunner on the series, writing alongside Vanessa Alexander, Declan Croghan, Jeb Stuart, Eoin McNamee, Niall Queenan. Stuart’s fellow exceutive producers include Morgan O’Sullivan, Michael Hirst, Sheila Hockin, Steve Stark, James Flynn, John Weber, Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer and Paul Buccier.
Season 2 directors include Monika Mitchell, Ciaran Donnelly, Emer Conroy and Jan Matthys.
The MGM-produced show was filmed on location in Ireland.
Watch Variety’s exclusive trailer for “Vikings: Valhalla” Season 2 below.
“Vikings: Valhalla” is among many Netflix originals returning for their second seasons in 2023, including “Ginny & Georgia,” “Sweet Tooth,” “Shadow & Bone” and more. Variety discussed the stack of Season 2s in an interview with Netflix’s U.S. head of scripted Peter Friedlander published earlier Wednesday.
Returning cast also includes Bradley Freegard (King Canute), Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson (Olaf Haraldsson), Laura Berlin (Emma of Normandy), David Oakes (Earl of Godwin), Pollyanna McIntosh (Queen Ælfgifu) and Soren Pilmark (Sweyn Forkbeard). Joining Season 2 are Bradley James (Harekr), Hayat Kamille (Mariam), Marcin Dorocinski (King Yaroslav the Wise) and Sofya Lebedeva (Elena).
Stuart serves as showrunner and executive producer of the eight-episode second season. Morgan O’Sullivan, Michael Hirst, Sheila Hockin, Steve Stark, James Flynn, John Weber, Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer, and Paul Buccieri also executive produce. MGM Television is the studio.