Netflix making 'Vikings' sequel 'Valhalla'
It's the news fans of Vikings have been waiting for. Netflix is making a sequel, aptly dubbed Valhalla. As per the Hollywood Reporter, the new spinoff series takes place 100 years after Michael Hirst's History series.
"I am beyond excited that we are announcing the continuation of our Vikings saga," the show's creator, Hirst, said in a statement. "I know that the millions of our fans across the globe will be thrilled by the belief being shown in our show by MGM and Netflix. Jeb Stuart, a truly wonderful writer, will bring new storylines and a powerful visceral vision to stories about some of the most famous Vikings known to history."
If you haven't seen it yet, this is the trailer for the sixth and final season of Vikings:
While no release date for the new series has been announced, it has been confirmed that Jeb Stuart (Die Hard, The Liberator) will write the script and act as show-runner. Deadline has reported that there will be 24 episodes in the new series.
Needless to say, Hirst will remain the show's executive producer alongside Stuart and Morgan O'Sullivan.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with Michael, Morgan, Jeb and Netflix on the next chapter in the incredible Vikings universe," said Steve Stark, MGM's president of TV production and development. "Valhalla has been a labor of love for everyone involved and as we look ahead to the continuation of this great saga, we are excited to know that fans the world over will have the opportunity to continue with the series on its new home at Netflix."
The final season of Vikings will air on December 2 on History. But if you've yet to watch the historical drama, you can catch up with the previous five seasons which are currently streaming on Amazon Prime.