Vikings is coming back with a sequel series titled Vikings: Valhalla, which will be very different from the original show – and here’s why and how.
The world of Vikings will continue to expand with the sequel series Vikings: Valhalla, but it will be a very different show from the original one – here’s why. Historical dramas have gained an audience in recent years, and one of the most popular shows is Vikings, created by Michael Hirst, the same mind behind The Tudors. Vikings premiered on History Channel in 2013 and started as a miniseries, but it was so well-received by critics and viewers that it was quickly renewed for a second season. Vikings lived on for a total of six seasons, coming to an end in December 2020, but that’s not the end for this particular world.
Vikings initially followed legendary Norse figure Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) and his travels and raids alongside his Vikings brothers, from the beginning of the Viking Age, which was marked by the Lindisfarne raid (seen in season 1), onward. As the series progressed, Ragnar’s sons and their own journeys began to take over, and by the time Ragnar died in season 4, his sons were already the leads of Vikings, with Björn (Alexander Ludwig) and Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen) being at the front and center until the show’s end. Vikings brought the arcs of its main characters to an end, but this world will continue to be explored in the spinoff series Vikings: Valhalla, which takes place many, many years after the adventures of Ragnar, Björn, and Ivar.