Netflix has confirmed that both Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 and 3 are on the way! The first season of the series has climbed to No. 1 on the Netflix Top 10 with 113 million hours viewed.
Production of the second season has wrapped, with the series expected to return to Netflix audiences around the world in 2023. The third season begins production this spring.
The drama series was previously announced as a 24-episode pickup, this announcement confirms a total of three, eight-episode seasons.
Jeb Stuart returns as creator, showrunner, and executive producer of both the second and third seasons. Sam Corlett (Leif Eriksson), Frida Gustavsson (Freydis Eriksdotter) and Leo Suter (Harald Sigurdsson), among others, will reprise their roles.
Vikings: Valhalla Season 1 premiered February 25 and ranks No. 1 on the Netflix Top 10 for the week of February 28 with 113.38 million hours viewed, making the Top 10 in 90 countries.
The series garnered 80.5 million hours viewed during its first two days the week prior bringing it to an impressive 194 million hours viewed in its first nine days.
“Fans of Valhalla — THANK YOU to the millions of you who have watched (and rewatched!) Season One. The numbers have been mind-boggling and beyond my wildest expectations,” said Jeb Stuart.
“I’m thrilled to be able to confirm that we wrapped and are already editing Season Two and that production will start soon on Season Three. While the storylines for Leif, Freydis, Harald, Olaf, Canute and the rest of our amazing cast are secret, I can say without hesitation that their journeys will be even more epic than what you’ve seen so far. SKÅL!!!”
Peter Friedlander, Head of Netflix US/Canada Scripted Series, said: “The fans have spoken and we couldn’t be more thrilled than to bring them more of the epic adventure and heart-pounding action they love.
“Jeb Stuart has masterfully taken this beloved saga 125 years into the future and introduced a whole new generation of Vikings and stories that have resonated with new and existing fans all over the world. There is plenty more to avenge and more battles to fight!”
The first season chronicles the heroic adventures of some of the most famous Vikings who ever lived — the legendary explorer Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett), his fiery and headstrong sister Freydis Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson), and the ambitious Nordic prince Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter).
As tensions between the Vikings and the English royals reach a bloody breaking point and as the Vikings themselves clash over their conflicting Christian and pagan beliefs, these three Vikings begin an epic journey that will take them across oceans and through battlefields, from Kattegat to England and beyond, as they fight for survival and glory.
The Season 2 executive producers include Jeb Stuart, Morgan O’Sullivan, Michael Hirst, Sheila Hockin, Steve Stark, James Flynn, John Weber, Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer, and Paul Buccieri.
Vikings: Valhalla is based on the series Vikings, created by Michael Hirst. MGM Television is the studio behind the show.