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It’s been almost five months since the first season of Vikings: Valhalla hit Netflix. And even though season 2 has finished filming, we still don’t know exactly when we’ll see the mighty Vikings again. This new season is expected to arrive in 2023, but that is not all we know and here we are going to tell you everything.

From new cast members to Vikings: Valhalla season 2, as well as a bit about the story and what we can expect in this new season. If you, like us, are anxious to see our beloved Leif Erikson and Freydis Eriksdotter again… keep reading to fuel your excitement even more:

Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 – Release Date

As we already mentioned, the second season of Vikings: Valhalla began filming in 2021, and wrapped later that year. Stunt artist Caroline Simmonet wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post (H/T  What’s on Netflix ) that “season 2 just ended” on November 2.

Series creator Jeb Stuart confirmed as much, telling us that “the second season has been filmed” and that they are now “in the editing phase.” He also revealed to Digital Spy that he is already working on editing the season two finale.

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So what does that mean for the future of the show? Well, according to a report published by Entertainment Weekly in March, Netflix plans to release the new chapter in 2023. An exact release date has not been confirmed yet. Vikings: Valhalla is also returning for season 3, and started filming  that back  in May. 

Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 – Cast

As for who we will see again for the second season of Vikings: Valhalla are: Sam Corlett  (Leif),  Leo Suter  (Harald),  Frida Gustavsson  (Freydis),  Laura Berlin  (Emma of Normandy),  David Oakes  (Godwin) and  Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson  (Olaf). Søren Pilmark  (Forkbeard),  Bradley Freegard  (Canute) and  Pollyanna McIntosh  (Ælfgifu) will also surely return, given their prominence in the first season.

And speaking of new faces coming to the series, already confirmed: Florian Munteanu  , previously seen as Razor Fist in Shang-Chi, has joined the cast as Maniakes, a Byzantine general. One who probably won’t be included in season two is Caroline Henderson (Haakon). The Jarl of Kattegat met his end during the eighth and final episode of the first season. 

But the door is still open for a comeback. Henderson told Metro, “We really don’t know that [she’s not coming back]. She might appear as a ghost or something.”

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Same deal with Kåre actor Asbjørn Krogh Nissen. Kåre was beheaded during a climactic duel with Freydis at Kattegat. He and Louis Davison’s King Edmund will not return.

Of the current batch of characters, Jeb Stuart says that the second season will put a “completely different focus on Olaf” and that we can expect his son, Magnus, to potentially appear in later seasons. Legendary Viking warrior (and father of Leif and Freydis) Erik the Red is also a name that came up in our spoiler-filled conversation with Stuart and will actually appear in  Season 3  and not Season 2. He is set to be played by Goran Visnijc, who was part of the cast of The Boys in the second season of the Prime Video show.

Godwin could also stick around for some time, with Stuart describing him as “a long-term character.” London won’t know what hit it.

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Vikings: Valhalla season 2 – Story

“What I like about the launch pad for season two is that we’re not going back to Kattegat and everything is going to be great,” said Stuart, hinting at the issues and conflicts that plague the port settlement in a big way.

That’s putting it mildly. The first season ended with various pieces on the board scattered across Scandinavia and Europe in search of glory, with various power dynamics shifting in the process.

Kattegat had a new rule, for five seconds. Olaf was in charge until he saw Forkbeard’s fleet dock. With Haakon gone, he expects a power vacuum, and potentially wars to be waged, over the next Kattegat leader.

However, it is not likely to be Harald. He and Freydis, his on-again, off-again mistress, barely escaped Kattegat with their lives. The Norwegian prince is now public enemy number one in the eyes of some Vikings after siding with Kåre. Meanwhile, Freydis will have to deal with her new position as ‘The Last One’ and potential savior of the Viking people.

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In England, Emma has returned to the throne and has, for now at least, a loyal ally in Godwin who helps prevent any attempts at revenge by Ælfgifu. An emerging threat is likely to be the Mercia region, and who knows how long it can be held off?

Vikings: Valhalla

A major change in Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 stars Leif. The scout is now known in the writers room as ‘Old Testament Leif’ and will be styled similarly to his monstrous father, Erik the Red.

“Essentially, what I wanted the audience to say is that when you get to season two, you’re going to see a very different Leif Erikson, someone who is now driven and is pulling his father out of every pore of his body,” Stuart said. .

We’ll eventually get to his travel exploits. Leif Erikson is best known for setting sail and discovering North America. Future seasons, according to Stuart, will equip him for that journey, as well as potentially go further with his cast of characters.

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Stuart said: “We know Leif was an explorer, but what did we have in his toolbox that got him there? It can’t just be courage. If it were only courage, the Vikings would have found the New World long ago. Did he have to learn something about sailing that wasn’t obvious to him or anyone else?

“These are exciting pieces for me because what I want to do is exploit them and have the characters start to really become more adult. They not only have to take on things, they have to win things.”

There might even be more scope for slower, more measured scenes in season two. On what he had learned from the first season, Stuart said that “while I like the speed and the fast pace, limiting the number of characters, moving them in different orbits and creating those surprises was my favorite part of the first season.”

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Finally, a time jump could be on the way. It may not come in season two, but Stuart has it in mind to skip the decades. Her plan of him for the end of Valhalla? 1066 and the end of the Viking Age.

Do not miss more details about the second season of Vikings: Valhalla, here at techscoops we will bring you everything about its premiere.

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