The Greenlanders who arrived in Norway are pursuing their goals. At this time, the locals are preparing for the greatest war that can repair the damage caused by Ethelred II the Unready on the St. Brice’s Day last year. On that day, Ethelred massacred the Danes, with whom he had been on good terms for a long time. Now the hour of reckoning has come for him…
“Vikings: Valhalla ss 2”: release date, announcement
The TV series “Vikings: Valhalla” is based on the chronicles of the English kingdom and tells about the events that took place 100 years after the story described in the original TV show “Vikings“.
Back in 2019, it was reported that Netflix ordered a new project that will consist of 24 episodes. This means that after the 8-episode first season of “Vikings: Valhalla”, there will be at least one more season. An exact premiere date has yet to be officially announced, but Season 2 is expected to air in February 2023. We follow the news.
A terrible storm awaited the Freydís and Leif team, but they managed to get to the coast of Norway and settle down there for the night. Having met the influential Harald on the pier, Freydís immediately decided on a close relationship. Five weeks at sea were taking their toll, and the woman needed a bathroom that only he had.
In a short dialogue, Freydís tells a new acquaintance about the purpose of their visit to these lands. It turns out that in her youth she became a victim of a rapist who reproached her for her connection with the pagans. Then Freydís did not even know who they were, but she forever remembered the cross hanging around the pervert’s neck. Having learned that such crosses are worn by Christians, she went beyond the borders of her native lands.
Together with her brother and a small group of comrades, Freydís ended up here. The Vikings who sailed here from all over the world decided to attack the lands of Ethelred, deprive him of power and cruelly avenge those who died on St. Bryce’s day. Then not only men died, but also women with their children — proud Vikings will never forgive such actions.
Having gathered in one place, they gave Freydís the opportunity to get even with the offender — in the very first episode, she dealt a fatal blow to the one who carved a cross on her back with a knife. By doing this in neutral territory, she was able to ensure that no one else touched her. Harald admired the woman’s courage, but knew that it would cause too many problems.
The father of Leif and Freydís, Eric The Red, was famous in the area, having killed many people on his last visit. In Greenland, he received asylum, saving him from the Vikings from other places, but the road to Norway was closed to him. Everyone who recognized his children considered it their duty to get even for the family and comrades who fell at the hands of Eric…
The season 2 will move forward slightly in time, showing the further fate of the already beloved heroes. Freydís will show her strong character more than once, and Leif will be able to build relationships on the new mainland. But what war will be the culmination of the season 2 is still unknown.
Actors and their roles
- Leif Erikson — arrived from Greenland to help his sister avenge herself; became a victim of an attack by his father’s enemies, but was able to repel the attack and prove to the others that he had nothing to do with the sins of his parent; good fighter, loyal friend, loving brother; silent, strong, smart — Sam Corlett.
- Freydís Eiríksdóttir — Leif’s sister; has a masculine character; becoming a victim of a rapist, she vowed revenge and did everything to ensure that the offender was killed at her hands; carved a cross on his chest, which caused the death of the rapist — Frida Gustavsson.
- Harald Hardrada — according to the plot, he is the lover of Freydís, her intercessor in front of fellow countrymen; king of Norway; has oratory skills and uses them for good; wants to avenge those who died on St. Bryce’s Day, because among them were people close to him — Leo Suter.
- Olaf Haraldsson — Harald’s half-brother; the strongest warrior with great love for Jesus; refuses to fight pagans as it is contrary to his faith; offers to baptize all unbelievers before attacking England, but Harald finds a way to convince him; Olaf is greedy, cruel, and his main assistant is the rapist of Freydís — Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson.
- One of the directors of the TV show was Steve Saint Leger, who spent many years working on the original source — the TV series “Vikings”. His colleagues were Hannah Quinn (“Fate: The Winx Saga“, “The Stranger”, “Blood”, “Red Rock”) and Niels Arden Oplev (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, “Millenium”, “Unforgettable”) .
- Filming began in October 2020. Scenes were first filmed at Ashford Studios near Wicklow, Ireland. It was here that the main scenes for the TV series “Vikings” were filmed.
- Actress Frida Gustavsson got the heaviest “outfit”. Her character Freydís wears armor that has been hand-carved with some 2,700 designs.
- According to Norse mythology, Valhalla is the “hall of the slain”, that is, the place where warriors who died in battle find themselves, where they continue their heroic life after death.
Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 - release date
|Number||Series title||Release date|
|2x01||Series 1||February 2023|
|2x02||Series 2||February 2023|
|2x03||Series 3||February 2023|
|2x04||Series 4||February 2023|
|2x05||Series 5||February 2023|
|2x06||Series 6||February 2023|
|2x07||Series 7||February 2023|
|2x08||Series 8||February 2023|