Vikings: Valhalla returns for a third season on Netflix. Having wrapped filming before season 2 even appeared on the service, we have confirmation that we’ll be back in 2024. Here’s everything you need to know about the third and potentially final season of Vikings: Valhalla.
Vikings: Valhalla is a Netflix Original historical drama created by Michael Hirst and a spin-off of the popular History Channel series. vikings. The series is produced by MGM Productions and was given a rare large pre-order when the show was initially ordered, covering 24 episodes over three seasons.
The most recent season, Season 2, was released on Netflix globally on January 12, 2023.
Now let’s dig into everything we know so far about season 3 of Vikings: Valhalla:
When is Vikings: Valhalla Is season 3 coming to Netflix?
In February 2023, Netflix confirmed that season 3 would be return to Netflix sometime in 2024. Our best guess is that the series will be released in the first quarter of 2024 (between January 1 and March 31).
Like the previous two seasons, the third will also have eight episodes. The only confirmed director on season 3 so far is david frazee.
He also released a short trailer:
How well did season 2 of Vikings: Valhalla act on netflix?
Between January 8 and February 5, Season 2 scored 150.84 million hours watched in the top 10 on Netflix. The show spent exactly four weeks in Netflix’s top 10 hourly charts before being dropped.
Here’s how Season 2 compares to Season 1 in terms of hours watched:
|week number||Season 1||Season 2|
|2||113,380,000 (+41%)||55,530,000 (+0%)|
|3||41,760,000 (-63%)||25,120,000 (-55%)|
|4||19,800,000 (-53%)||14,840,000 (-41%)|
As you can see, season 1 had a much bigger debut on Netflix, with week 1 of season 1 racking up 45% more viewing hours.
We can track this drop in viewership more accurately using CVE viewership metrics (this is where we take the number of hours watched and divide by the show’s run time).
What can we expect from Vikings: Valhalla season 3?
Due to the extreme number of the series of historical inaccuracieswe’ll take some guesswork to understand where the series could lead in season 3.
in the recordJeb Stuart quipped, «Season 3 is very exciting and my Vikings are coming out of Scandinavia, so we have a lot of surprises and great stories for Season 3.»
Netflix Tudum also teased that season 3 would feature «even more bloodbaths and beards as the battle for Norway continues.»
Leif discovers Vinland
There is no recorded record of Leif spending any time in Constantinople; however, with his brief affair with Mariam, she has left all of his belongings to the Greenlander. This is likely how he will finance his return to Greenland and ultimately lead him to North America.
However, it remains to be seen if all this can be achieved in one season.
Harald joins the Varangian Guard
During this period of Harald’s life, he joined the elite Varangian Guard, made up of powerful warriors mostly from Northern Europe. They were the personal bodyguards of the Byzantine emperor, and Harald was one of the most famous warriors in the guard. Harald served the Emperor for many years and saw much fighting on many of the Empire’s borders. In the process, Harald became extremely wealthy, financing his goals to return to Norway and claim his right as king.
Harald leaves Constantinople
Harald served the Byzantine emperor for several years, and most of the wealth he made was sent to Yaroslav the Wise, who acted as guardian of his fortune. His departure from the city was less than smooth as Empress Zoe had not allowed Harald to leave. However, Harald would escape unharmed and return to Yaroslav to collect the fortune from him.
Freydis, Guardian of the Faith
After defeating Olaf and returning King Svein to Kattegat, Freydis secured a fragile peace with the Christians and kept Jomsborg’s location a secret. What the future holds for Freydis and the residents of Jomsborg remains unclear. However, her son, Harald, a fictional character, is not one of Harald’s known children in recorded history.
Freydis sailed west in the sagas and joined one of the settlements in Vinland. However, the saga of the Greenlanders causes him to fall out of favor and think badly of all of his ancestors. However, in the saga of Erik the Red, a violent confrontation with some natives and her actions during their fight left her with high praise for her zeal.
Godwin, father of a king
Godwin lost much in his relationship with Aelfwynn, but in the process won the hand of Princess Gytha and married her. His son, Harald, would become the last Anglo-Saxon King of England before his death at the Battle of Hastings before William the Conqueror.
In the history books, two sons of King Cnut, Harold Harefoot and Harthacnut, would lose their lives under mysterious circumstances. A mysterious illness struck Harold Harefoot, and Harthacnut died of alcohol poisoning during a wedding celebration. From a drama standpoint, we could easily see Godwin as the mastermind behind his deaths.
When was the third season of Vikings: Valhalla filmed?
Filming for the third season began in May 2022 and ended after five months in October 2022.
The series is filmed entirely in Wicklow, Ireland, and reportedly has a budget of between $3 million and $5 million per episode.
Who are the returning cast members from season 3?
We would expect to see the following cast members return in season 3;
- sam corlett as Leif Erikson
- Frida Gustavson as Freydís Eiríksdóttir
- leo sweater as Harald Sigurdsson
- bradley freegard like king spliff
- laura berlin like queen emma
- david robles as Earl Godwin
- Soren Pilmark as King Sweyn Forkbeard
- ruben lawless as Harald Harefoot
The new cast members that fans will be excited to see are:
- Florian Munteanu as George Maniaces
- goran visnjic as Erik the Red, the father of Leif and Freydis
- Sjostrand set as Magnus Olafson
- christian vit like the emir
- Cosme Fusco as cardinal
Netflix will release a Vikings: Valhalla mobile game
While we won’t get season 3 in 2023, we will get more Vikings: Valhalla action in the form of a mobile game due out in late 2023.
According to a press release, the game will be developed by Tilting Point, and here’s what you can expect:
“In the new strategy game Vikings: Valhalla, players will take their place as leaders of fierce Viking clans and build formidable settlements. As their following grows, they will wage war and expand their influence across the continent. It will take strength, cunning, and resourcefulness to claim a stake through the ever-shifting balance of power.
Is the third season the last of Vikings: Valhalla?
While many creative liberties take place in the Vikings: Valhallawe’re intrigued to see if it’s possible for the show to wrap up decades of events in an eight-episode final season.
From the beginning, the plan has always been for three seasons; however, the closer we get to the release of Season 3, the more we will know about the future of Vikings: Valhalla on Netflix.
Showrunner Jeb Stuart has expressed his desire to go beyond season 3, saying digital spy:
“My story continues beyond [a third season] and I would love to have more time to tell the full story. I would love to have more time to get to the fact that William the Conqueror ends the Viking Age.»
Finally, while most Netflix regions stream all six seasons of the original vikings series, the UK and US are expected to do so from 2024 and 2025, respectively.
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