Vikings, which ran for six seasons over on History, served up motion, journey, drama and sometimes some historic accuracy. Now, the sequel collection Vikings: Valhalla is about to debut on Netflix, and Entertainment Weekly has gotten its palms on the primary teaser trailer. Watch under!
Valhalla takes place a couple of generations after the tip of Vikings. The present begins after King Aethelred II of England (Bosco Hogan) orders the genocide of Danes on his lands in an occasion referred to as the St. Brice’s Day Massacre. Naturally, the Vikings of Norway and Sweden are none too happy about that, and are available to England searching for blood. They’re attacking London Bridge within the trailer.
“You have been summoned here to avenge the death of Vikings,” says King Canut of Denmark (Bradley Freegard). “Bring me England!” We additionally see Nordic prince Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter), one of many three fundamental characters, rousing the troops. “This blood is not my blood. It is our blood,” he says. “It is Viking blood!”
The different two fundamental characters are Viking explorer Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett) and his sister Freydis Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson). Also within the trailer are King Aethelred’s son Prince Edmund (Louis Davison) and Emma of Normandy (Laura Berlin).
Will Vikings: Valhalla reference the unique Vikings present?
The entire factor is managed by Jeb Stuart, who served as a author on Die Hard and The Fugitive; no marvel the trailer has such a heavy motion bent. “I come from the action feature world where things are moving quickly,” Stuart advised EW. “I’m not going to give you 30 seconds to say, ‘Hmm, wonder what he meant by that strange phrase?’ You gotta keep up. You gotta move.”
As for what number of references the brand new present will embrace to the outdated, Stuart says that there received’t be “any connected tissue” between the reveals, which is smart; in spite of everything, all the characters from Vikings are lengthy useless.
That stated, there will likely be some acquainted places. We’ll go to Kattegat, the capital metropolis of Ragnar’s kingdom from Vikings. And Valhalla will tie up some free ends involving the character of Rollo (Clive Standen), who didn’t characteristic within the closing season of the unique present. “As a fan of Vikings and a student of that particular type of history, you do know that Rollo really was part of the founding of Normandy, and Emma of Normandy comes over and becomes one of my main characters, and William the Conqueror is a descendant of Rollo,” Stuart stated. “We’d love to be able to get to that part of the story and get to that place that [Vikings showrunner Michael Hirst] did say you stop and you turn and nostalgically look back at the Viking era.”
All that and we get a launch date! The first season of Vikings: Valhalla will drop on Netflix on February 25.
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