Vikings: Valhalla Gets A Two-Season Renewal At Netflix

"Vikings: Valhalla," the sequel series to "Vikings," has been renewed for a second and third season, Netflix has announced. This news might sound familiar to you and there's a reason for that. Back in 2019, Deadline reported that there had been an unusual number of episodes ordered for the series — 24 in total — however, it had not been confirmed. That's a crazy amount for a single season in the present day, where shows generally range between six and 13 episodes. 

In September of 2021, What's On Netflix speculated that this would mean three seasons of eight episodes each with a note on "Vikings: Valhalla" writer Dana Fainaru's CV (which has since been deleted) that stated that she was working on an episode for the third season. Today Netflix has confirmed that there will indeed be three seasons (so far) for the series. 

Not only that, but production for the second season has wrapped, with the series expected to return to the streaming service internationally in 2023. Production on the third season will begin this spring. 

Skål, Vikings fans!

Though I haven't begun the series yet (and I shall), I'm very excited by this news. I'm playing "Assassin's Creed: Valhalla" right now, and this is like looking into the future, strange as that sounds. If you're liking what you've seen so far, you'll be happy to hear that Jeb Stuart is set to return as creator/showrunner/executive producer for seasons 2 and 3. We're also going to get some returning actors in the form of Sam Corlett (Leif Eriksson), Frida Gustavsson (Freydis Eriksdotter), and Leo Suter (Harald Sigurdsson), as well as some other actors that weren't named. 

Obviously there are a lot of you watching, because the premiere of season 1 of "Vikings: Valhalla" ranked number one on the Netflix Top 10 for the week of February 28, 2022 with 113.38 million hours viewed. It also made the top 10 in 90 countries, with 80.5 million hours viewed in the first two days the week before. That is a whole lot of hours spent in long houses, folks. 

"Vikings: Valhalla" chronicles the adventures of a Viking whose name most school kids know, that of Leif Eriksson. Viking and English royals are clashing (something they've been doing since the events of "Assassin's Creed: Valhalla," I'd like to point out), and it's going to hit a breaking point. Christians and pagans are clashing, and the changes will echo through time. 

On a personal note, I started taking an online class about the Viking invasions and English history from the time the Romans left until 1066 (yes, you may yell, "nerd" at me now), so I can tell you that, if this show continues to even nod to this fascinating history, I will be 100% in. 

"Vikings: Valhalla" is currently airing on Netflix.