TV - Vikings: Valhalla

Netflix goes Norse with Vikings: Valhalla, a new original series from creator Michael Hirst that continues the storytelling of his beloved epic Vikings saga...

With the original saga set to finish after its upcoming 6th season on The History Channel, a spin-off sequel series has been picked up by Netflix, in association with MGM Studios and "promises to be everything that fans love about the franchise: heart-pounding, unstoppable action rooted in rich characters and dramatic storytelling that shines the light on family, loyalty and power" according to Channing Dungey, Vice President of Original Series at Netflix.

Steve Stark, MGM’s President of Television Production and Development, added “We are thrilled to be partnering with Michael, Morgan, Jeb and Netflix on the next chapter in the incredible Vikings universe. Valhalla has been a labor of love for everyone involved and as we look ahead to the continuation of this great saga, we are excited to know that fans the world over will have the opportunity to continue with the series on its new home at Netflix.”

The new saga begins 100 years after the original series concludes and dramatizes the adventures of the most famous Vikings who ever lived – Leif Erikson, Freydis, Harald Harada and the Norman King William the Conqueror (also a Viking descendant). These men and women will blaze new paths as they fight for survival in an ever changing and evolving Europe. This is the explosive next chapter of the Vikings legend.

The new show will be written by Jeb Stuart who will also serve as show runner and be one of the Executive Producers, alongside Hirst and Morgan O'Sullivan.

Michael Hirst said, “I am beyond excited that we are announcing the continuation of our Vikings saga. I know that the millions of our fans across the globe will be thrilled by the belief being shown in our show by MGM and Netflix. Jeb Stuart, a truly wonderful writer, will bring new story-lines and a powerful visceral vision to stories about some of the most famous Vikings known to history."

The hit drama series Vikings returns to The History Channel for its sixth and final season with a highly anticipated and powerful two-hour premiere kicking off Wednesday, December 4th in the US at 9 PM ET/PT, airing in the UK the day after. 

After years of turmoil and tragedy, the series reaches its biggest climax yet with the Vikings travelling to never-before-seen locations thousands of miles from Kattegat, meeting vicious rivals worthy of their strategic combat and finally facing the consequences of Ragnar’s death. The Seer’s visions come to fruition as the final season answers important life-altering questions while making it clear, the war is far from over. 

The 20-episode sixth season will air in two parts, beginning with the two-hour premiere followed by eight episodes airing weekly on History. The remaining ten episodes of season six are slated to air in 2020. Additionally, series regular Katheryn Winnick is set to helm one episode in season six, marking her directorial debut.

Watch the Season 6 trailer:

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