Vikings: Valhalla season 3 release date speculation, cast and latest news
The latest Vikings saga isn't over yet.
Vikings: Valhalla fans, assemble – season 2 has landed, bringing our favourite warriors back onto our screens.
Set 100 years after the original Vikings, the series explores the twilight years of the Norse warlords up to 1066's Battle of Stamford Bridge.
Season 2 picks up after the fall of Kattegat, with lead trio Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett), Freydis Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson) and Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter) now on the run.
The series proved a huge hit for Netflix when it first launched on the streaming service back in 2022, ranking number one in the week it premiered and raking in more than 194 million hours in the first nine days following its release.
It hardly came as a surprise, then, when the show was renewed for a second and third season the following month.
It was announced at the time that the two seasons will have an eight-episode run each, leading the show’s total to the 24-episode mark, Netflix announced in 2019.
So, for those who’ve already binged season 2, what can we expect from the next instalment? Read on for everything you need to know about season 3.
Vikings: Valhalla season 3 release date speculation
There's no confirmed release date for Vikings: Valhalla just yet, but given that season 3 is already well into production, it may not be long until we see the next instalment pop up on our Netflix home screens.
There were approximately 11 months separating seasons 1 and 2 and we expect the third outing to stick to a similar schedule, which would point to a release date in late 2023 or early 2024.
We'll update this page as soon as the Vikings: Valhalla season 3 premiere date is announced.
Vikings: Valhalla season 3 cast
The returning Vikings: Valhalla cast in season 3 depends very much on who makes it out of season 2 alive, with the show proving itself unafraid to kill off major characters.
Nevertheless, it seems likely that our core trio comprised of Sam Corlett (Leif Eriksson), Frida Gustavsson (Freydís Eiríksdóttir), and Leo Suter (Harald Sigurdsson) will be back to fight another day.
Here's the Vikings: Valhalla cast in full:
- Sam Corlett as Leif Eriksson
- Frida Gustavsson as Freydís Eiríksdóttir
- Leo Suter as Harald Sigurdsson
- Bradley Freegard as King Canute
- Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson as Jarl Olaf Haraldsson
- Caroline Henderson as Jarl Estrid Haakon
- Laura Berlin as Queen Emma of Normandy
- David Oakes as Earl Godwin
- Bradley James as Lord Harekr
- Hayat Kamille as Mariam
- Marcin Dorociński as Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise
- Sofya Lebedeva as Elena
- Nikolai Kinski as Emperor Romanos
- Florian Munteanu as George Maniakes
- Tolga Safer as Kurya
- Joakim Nätterqvist as Birkir
Vikings: Valhalla season 3 plot theories
Expect Vikings: Valhalla season 3 to pick up unresolved plot threads from the second chapter and push them forward, with an eye to leaving things semi-wrapped up in case it doesn't score a further renewal.
Showrunner Jeb Stuart explained during a recent Q&A that, while he would love to make a second trilogy that would carry Vikings: Valhalla through to season 6, he's prepared for the possibility that things might go differently.
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"I'm hoping we have the opportunity to complete that journey, but I feel that one, two, and three are all stand-alone’s, all good like that," he said.
"I'm happy. I'm a happy guy. I'm getting to tell a really cool story with lots of great action and great characters, and a cast that I love working with, and crew. What's there to complain about?"
Stuart also revealed during a recent Q&A (via Collider) that the plus-sized episode order from Netflix has been helpful for plotting the epic narrative arcs across the seasons.
"I knew what season 3 was going to be [from the outset]," he explained. "I knew where season 3 was going to be because of that change of culture, I knew that we have to eventually get to the New World.
"So what's in the toolbox? How do we fill up Leif's toolbox, and what does Freydis bring to get these people, who are the last hold out of the Pagan faith? And we know what's happening in Europe at that time.
"It's exciting for us. And so yes, I'm not doing this season by season."
This advanced plan for the show has also been helpful to the actors involved, with Vikings: Valhalla star Leo Suter revealing he has long been privy to long-term developments for his character.
He said: "It's been really useful for us as actors, having that huge bird's-eye-view of what this show is going to look like and where these characters are going to get to. It means, sometimes you don't have to rush to get there because there's time, lots of time."
Read on for everything we know so far about Vikings: Valhalla season 3 on Netflix.
Is there a Vikings: Valhalla season 3 trailer?
There's no trailer for Vikings: Valhalla season 3 just yet, but we'll update this page as soon as one drops.
In the meantime, check out this behind-the-scenes video that gives you an insight into the making of season 2.
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