The eagerly anticipated Vikings: Valhalla sequel to MGM’s Vikings debuted on Netflix in early 2022, and more will follow in January 2023. Here is a comprehensive summary of what we know about the Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 Michael Hirst’s historical drama Vikings: Valhalla, a Netflix Original, is a prequel to the iconic Vikings History Channel series. Like its predecessor, which had six seasons, this one is made by MGM Productions. The events of Vikings: Valhalla take place 100 years after the Great Viking army, led by Ragnar Lothbrok’s sons, set sail for England in search of retribution for his death.
When was the second season of Vikings: Valhalla announced?
Vikings: Valhalla has not only been renewed for a second season, but it has also been announced ahead of time that it has been renewed for a third season. The show’s massive upfront order when it was first announced is the reason for this early renewal. A total of 24 episodes were ordered. As part of this deal with Netflix UK, Netflix also acquired the licencing rights to the original Vikings series, and Netflix US is still set to receive seasons 1-6 in a few years. Vikings: Valhalla will return for two more seasons on March 9th, 2022, according to Netflix.
How popular was Vikings: Valhalla on Netflix?
We have a good idea of how well the show is doing thanks to Netflix Top 10 data. It had 80.56 million hours watched in its first two days on the platform, making it the second most-watched show that week. Between February 25th and April 3rd, 2022 (the show’s first 37 days on Netflix), the show received 265,550,000 hours of global viewing. Making comparisons is difficult with this new hourly data, but we can see that Vikings: Valhalla performed favourably (at least in the first 2-3 weeks) compared to The Last Kingdom’s final season, which was also released in early 2022.
The show received positive reviews from critics, earning an 89% on RottenTomatoes (classified as Certified Fresh), but audience ratings are less enthusiastic. As of early April 2022 on RottenTomatoes, the audience rating is 54%. The show currently has an IMDb rating of 7.2, with episode 8 receiving an 8.1.
When will Vikings: Valhalla season 2 be released?
The second season of Vikings: Valhalla has already wrapped up filming, much to the delight of subscribers. We previously stated in November 2021 that the series’ Irish production had come to an end. Jeb Stuart acknowledged that he was “finishing the editing of the last episode of season two” at the time that season 1 was released. That implies that the show won’t air for about a year after it is finished.
Season 3 production is also ramping up. Production would start in the spring of 2022, according to Netflix’s announcement that it would be producing the second and third seasons. According to what we’ve learned, preparations are being made throughout April with a goal of starting filming in May 2022. Season 3 is “very exciting,” according to Jeb Stuart, who also said that “my Vikings get out of Scandinavia, so we have lots of great surprises.”
In November 2022, Netflix confirmed that the series would return for all eight episodes on January 12th, 2023.