Vikings: Valhalla season 2: how many episodes are in Netflix series, who is in the cast - is there a season 3?

The second season of Vikings sequel series Valhalla has arrived on Netflix

Vikings: Valhalla is a Netflix original historical drama series and sequel to the History channel series Vikings. The series is set in Scandinavia at the height of the Viking age during the centuries that they ruled Britain.

The series features many figures known from history including King Canute, future king Harald Sigurdsson (A.K.A. Hardrada), and famed explorer Leif Eriksson. This is everything we know about Vikings: Valhalla seasons two and three:

Leo Suter as Harald Sigurdsson in Vikings: ValhallaLeo Suter as Harald Sigurdsson in Vikings: Valhalla
Leo Suter as Harald Sigurdsson in Vikings: Valhalla

What is Vikings: Valhalla season 2 about?

Vikings: Valhalla is set in the 11th century, 100 years after the events of the 2013 series Vikings. The new season follows Freydis and Harald in hiding in Scandinavia following the fall of Kattagat to Forkbeard’s forces.

The series will also follow the Vikings as they travel outside of Europe, encountering Muslims in the eastern world. Creator Jeb Stuart said: “The whole concept of Season 2 is that we take these three heroes who are in Scandinavia and blow them out of their comfort zones.

“Season 2 for Harald and Leif is a road trip: It’s Thelma and Louise on the Dnieper River. The two of them will begin this incredible journey. Freydís has to go to Pomerania, which is a very difficult environment.”

Who is in the cast of Vikings: Valhalla season 2?

  • Taylor James as Batu
  • Sam Corlett as Leif Eriksson
  • Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson as Olaf Haraldsson
  • Leo Suter as Harald Sigurdsson
  • Frida Gustavsson as Freydis Eriksdotter
  • Hayat Kamille as Mariam
  • Bradley Freegard as King Canute
  • Kayode Akinyemi as Kaysan
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Vikings: Valhalla season 2

How many episodes are in Vikings: Valhalla season 2?

There are eight episodes in season two of Vikings: Valhalla season two - there were eight episodes in the first season as well.

When is Vikings: Valhalla season 2 on Netflix?

Valhalla season two landed on Netflix on Thursday 12 January - all of season one and two are available to watch now. However, the original series, Vikings, is not on Netflix. All of Vikings seasons 1-6 are available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

Will there be a third season of Vikings: Valhalla?

Yes, there will be a season three of Valhalla - Netflix initially commissioned three seasons of the Viking spin-off show, with eight episodes expected in each season. The show is expected to end with the Battle of Hastings in 1066 where William I will take the throne of England and become William the Conqueror. However, it has not yet been confirmed if Valhalla will continue for a fourth season.

The main cast from season two will be likely to return for season three including Taylor James, Sam Corlett, Frida Gustavsson, and Leo Sigurdsson. The character of William I has not yet been introduced and will likely arrive in season three.

A release date for season three has not yet been confirmed, but the series is in production. There were 11 months between the first and second season, so if season three comes after a similar break, it should arrive on Netflix in December 2023. Watch this space for updates on Vikings: Valhalla season three.