Netflix's upcoming action-fantasy series ‘Vikings: Valhalla’ has officially wrapped up post-production on its first season on Friday (August 20). The filming of the Vikings spin-off series began in August 2020 in Ireland at Ashford Studios.
The series has already seen lots of ups and downs during the progress of production. The production was originally scheduled between March 2020 and October 2020, but due to the COVID, it got delayed. Later, the filming resumed in August 2020 and lasted till January 2021 with another delay of a week or two in between. The filming once again resumed in March 2021 but was suspended again due to unknown reasons. Finally, the filming resumed in May and wrapped up the first season in July 2021.
As the majority of the filming was done last year, the post-production began in March this year, which officially wrapped up yesterday.
Apart from the production, there is also a lot of confusion around the no. of episodes and seasons ordered by Netflix. With several websites including IMDb has listed 24 episodes in its first season, we are hearing that might not be true. Netflix has indeed ordered 24 episodes, but it will be distributed among three seasons with 8-episodes each. Production on season 2 is all set to begin next Monday (23rd August) and on Season 3 by April next year at the same location in Ireland.
Netflix has still listed ‘Vikings: Valhalla’ season 1 as part of its 2021 plans, however, it can be postponed to early 2022. During the Geeked week, Netflix revealed a BTS clip from the shooting of Vikings Valhalla, which hinted that the majority of the work is complete, but they didn't give us anything else.
The highly anticipated series "Vikings Valhalla" is set 100 years after the original series ends and chronicles the exploits of the most famous Vikings of all time – Leif Erikson, Freydis, Harald Harada, and Norman King William the Conqueror (also a Viking descendant). As they fight for survival in an ever-changing and evolving Europe, these men and women will forge new paths.
The cast of the series includes Sam Corlett as Leif Eriksson, Frida Gustavsson as Freydis Eriksdotter, Leo Suter as Harald Sigurdsson, Bradley Freegard as King Canute, Jóhannes Jóhannesson as Olaf Haraldson, Laura Berlin as Emma OF Normandy, David Oakes as Earl Godwin, Caroline Henderson as Jarl Haakon, Pollyanna McIntosh as Queen ÆlfgifuAsbjørn, and Asbjørn Krogh Nissen as Jarl Kåre. You can find the full description of the cast here.
Executive producers include Jeb Stuart, Michael Hirst, Morgan O'Sullivan, James Flynn, Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer, Sheila Hockin, and John Weber. Stuart also serves as the showrunner and writer for the series. Stephen St. Leger, Niels Arden Oplev, and Hannah Quinn are the Season One directors. Joining Stuart as writers are Vanessa Alexander, Declan Croghan, and Eoin McNamee.
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