Vikings sequel series in the works at Netflix
Vikings: Valhalla will take place 100 years after the main series.
A sequel series to Vikings is officially a go at Netflix.
Titled Vikings: Valhalla, it’ll take place 100 years after the events of the original “dramatizing the adventures of some of the most famous vikings who’ve ever lived” like Leif Erikson and Norman King William the Conqueror.
The streaming giant has ordered a huge 24 episodes but it’s not yet clear if that’ll make up one super-sized season or be aired in two separate chunks.
Creator Michael Hirst will remain onboard as an executive producer and has handpicked The Fugitive’s Jeb Stuart to both pen the script and serve as showrunner on the new series.
"I am beyond excited that we are announcing the continuation of our Vikings saga," Hirst said. "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."
Vikings is the History Channel’s first scripted series and follows the semi-mythological figure Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) who rose from humble farmer to become King, leading his people on successful raids and wars.
Adjoining storylines also followed the adventures of his family including wife and head Shield Maiden Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), son Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig), boatbuilder Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) and brother Rollo (Clive Standen).
The first half of Vikings sixth and final season will premiere on 5th December on Amazon Prime with new episodes arriving weekly.
For those who need a quick refresher before, the first five seasons of Vikings are available to stream Amazon Prime now.
Source: Hollywood Reporter