The success of the Vikings series from Canal História turned out to be surprising to many, not because of the quality of the work but rather because of the channel where it was broadcast. When the main series came to an end, Netflix took the opportunity to take dividends from its fan base and bring a series whose events take place in the same world but with different protagonists.
The streaming service announced Vikings: Valhalla several months ago but only now has it chosen the actors who will bring the main characters to life. Among them are several well-known figures from other Netflix series, who will seek to continue the legacy of Vikings.
Vikings: Valhalla is Netflix’s bet for Norse mythology
Apparently Vikings: Valhalla will take place 100 years after the events of the original series and will therefore present a set of new characters.
Among them are historical figures such as Leif Erikson, the Nordic explorer who arrived in North America several centuries before Christopher Columbus. Who will wear your skin is Sam Corlett, who you can meet from Sabrina’s Chilling Adventures, where he plays the character Caliban.
The series will also show us Erik the Red’s daughter, Freydis Eriksdotter. The character will be played by Swedish actress Frida Gustavsson, which we can see in The Witcher.
In addition to these names now released, the cast will also feature Leo Suter, Bradley Freegard, Jóhannes Jóhannesson, Laura Berlin, David Oakes, Caroline Henderson, Pollyanna McIntosh and Asbjørn Krogh Nissen.
These actors will have the responsibility to give life to various figures in Nordic history, who will have to fight for survival in a constantly evolving world.
Norse mythology is in fashion
Vikings: Valhalla is yet another work of fiction embracing Norse mythology, a format that has enjoyed great popularity in recent years.
From cinema to video games, to television series, there is no shortage of works that address this theme that has so far been little explored by entertainment.
It is not difficult to see why, considering the number of historical figures it offers us and its importance for various sectors of modern society.
Regardless of the direction taken by this new series, it will certainly pique the interest of fans of the theme and the main series. Vikings: Valhalla doesn’t have an official Netflix debut date yet, but it should hit the catalog before the end of this year.
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