Vikings Valhalla Season 2
We have some good news! The release date of Vikings: Valhalla season two has been announced and there’s not long to wait. January 12, 2023 marks the second season’s debut. The show’s creative team has been anything but slacking – filming had already wrapped as early as February 2022.
While speaking exclusively to Digital Spy, creator Jeb Stuart told us before season one even dropped: “I am just finishing the editing of the last episode of season two this week and I am dying to get it out there.” Jeb also confirmed Netflix had given season three the go-ahead, and told us all about that as well.
Vikings Valhalla Season 2 Release Date
Within 24 hours of its premiere in early 2022, Vikings: Valhalla’s first season had the highest number of viewers on Netflix. The series was officially renewed for a second and third season in March 2022 after receiving a 24-episode order in November 2019. On November 21, Netflix revealed that the eagerly awaited Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 will debut on January 12, 2023.
Like the first season, Season 2 will be available to stream only on Netflix. The first season’s eight episodes debuted on the platform on February 25, 2022, and reportedly garnered over 80 million hours of viewing in its first two days on the site. The show’s enormous success led to the series being formally renewed for a second and third season in March 2022. Ahead of the release, we at Collider hosted a special screening of the Season 2 premiere as well, held on December 7 in L.A., where we were joined by the creator and cast for a Q&A and reception.
The series has already been renewed for a third season as well and Season 2’s release is inching ever closer. So here is everything we know so far about the anticipated series coming to Netflix this January 2023.
Vikings Valhalla Season 2 Cast
A lot of the remaining cast will be back for season two – with Sam Corlett (Leif), Frida Gustavsson (Freydís Eiríksdóttir) and Leo Suter (Harald Sigurdsson) all confirmed to be showing themselves.
Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, who plays the power-hungry Olaf, is also likely to make a return. Soren Pilmark (King Sweyn Forkbeard) and Bradley Freegard (King Canute) are more than likely making a comeback too, seeing as they both have scores to settle. Then of course as they travel the world, we’re likely to see some new additions to the cast as well.
Even though Jarl Haakon died in the first season, actress Caroline Henderson has told fans not to rule out her potential return. “She might turn up as a ghost or something,” she told Metro.co.uk. “She’s a pagan and she’s very strong in her beliefs. “I think portraying that and being part of that journey was amazing because she knows what’s going to happen.”
In May 2022, it was confirmed via Deadline that Shang-Chi actor Florian Munteanu will appear as a recurring role in season two, playing Byzantine Empire general, George Maniakes.
Maniakes was a real person who, according to legend, was “built like a giant”. The Greek leader helped recapture Sicily in 1038 with the assistance of Harald… that name sounds familiar?
Four years later, he revolted against Emperor Constantine, after being antagonised into action by Romanus Sclerus. While it’s unlikely we’ll see this part of his story, it seems the Italy and Sicily parts of his history will come into play in Vikings: Valhalla. The Walking Dead’s Pollyanna McIntosh will also be joining the show as Queen Ælfgifu. The character is based on the real life regent of Norway from 1030 to 1035.
The actress wrote alongside it: “Watching it all come together; how the phenomenal artists and organisers (and often both) combine their skills and passion as a team to make this show what it is. “And what could Queen Ælfgifu be so moved/shocked by here…? Find out when Season 2 airs and catch up on Season 1 if you haven’t already. On Netflix. Plug over. Love of the work is still strong.”
Vikings Valhalla Season 2 Plot
The second season will pick up where the first left off, with a nail-biting cliffhanger that shows a blood-covered Leif screaming in anguish after losing his love interest Liv in his arms. Harald Harefoot, the grandson of Forkbeard, finds numerous of Kre’s companions dead and a furious Leif covered in blood.
Leif, Freyd, and Harald’s hopes and futures are affected by the catastrophic fall of Kattegat, which is where Season 2 begins off shortly after. They are forced to put their dreams and bravery to the test in worlds outside their comfortable fjords when they find themselves unexpectedly on the run in Scandinavia.
According to a statement released by Netflix, the show’s creator, Jeb Stuart said, “The whole concept of Season 2 is that we take these three heroes who are in Scandinavia and blow them out of their comfort zones.” Season 2 also travels well beyond Northern Europe and Scandinavia.
Season 2 will have plenty of storylines and character arcs to cover. As a result of Freydis’ intervention, Harald and Freydis’ interfaith romance will be further explored in Season 2. Separately, Harald will attempt to become King of Norway, which will be simpler now that Olaf has vanished, and Freydis will continue to discover what it means to be “The Last Daughter of Uppsala.” Given that he lost control in the finale of Season 1, Leif will presumably be telling his own story as well.
Vikings Valhalla Season 2 Trailer
Netflix dropped a first-look teaser for the exciting new season on September 24, 2022. Following this, Netflix also dropped the first official images from Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 in November 2022 ahead of the return of the historical action drama. The first-look teaser features the Viking heroes Leif Eriksson, Freydis Eriksdotter, and Harald Sigurdsson, preparing to make a desperate last stand against Olaf and his warriors. The video boasts stunning visuals depicting the start of a destructive fight with fire cannonball attacks.