Set more than 100 years after the original Vikings series, Vikings: Valhalla focuses on the heroic adventures of new Norse legends such as explorer Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett), his valiant sister Freydis Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson) and the ambitious Northern prince Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter).
Through the story of these three mythical characters, this Netflix spin-off will plunge us into the heart of the tensions between the Vikings, torn between their pagan and Christian beliefs, and England.
When Vikings: Valhalla was announced by Netflix, fans of the parent series were not too confused by this chosen spin-off name since the term Valhalla was already used in Vikings. But those who will discover Vikings: Valhalla will surely wonder what this term means and especially why it was chosen for the title of the Netflix series.
In Norse mythology, Valhalla is the place where Viking warriors land after their death. Only the most valiant warriors (but also the female warriors) on the battlefields are chosen by the Valkyries to join the kingdom of the Gods and the great hall of Asgard where Odin reigns. The latter then prepares the fighters for the final battle, called the Ragnarök, which refers to a prophetic end of the world.
Vikings: Valhalla focuses on the last years of the Viking era and will run for several seasons, already scheduled on Netflix. So it could be that the series will go all the way to Ragnarök and the great final battle prepared in Valhalla.
It is therefore quite logical that Vikings: Valhalla is named as such. Perhaps we will see the Valhalla in the series and the new characters join Lagertha, Bjorn, Ivar and especially the legendary Ragnar, whose vision of Valhalla had come to him at the very beginning of the Vikings series? The circle would thus be closed.