Vikings: Valhalla (2022): S01E01 – Greenlanders


Introduction

Vikings: Valhalla is a historical drama streaming television series created by Jeb Stuart for Netflix. It is a sequel to the History’s Vikings, filmed in County Wicklow, Ireland.

Set one hundred years after the events of Vikings, the series chronicles the beginning of the end of the Viking Age, marked by the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066.

The series premiered on Netflix on 25 February 2022.

Outline

In the Danelaw, a Viking Settlement in England, it is Saint Brice’s Day and Harald Sigurdsson leaves for Norway. Meanwhile, the English king Aethelred II orders all Danish settlers in England to be killed, including Harald’s brother Sten. King Cnut, the King of Denmark, calls all Vikings warriors to meet in Kattegat to form an army to exact revenge. Greenlanders Leif Erikson and Freydís travel to Kattegat through a great storm, unaware of the massacre, as Freydís seeks revenge on the man that scarred her years earlier. She soon discovers the man responsible, Gunnar Magnússon, a follower of Harald’s older half-brother Olaf, a devout Christian, who does not trust the Pagans. Leif later defends himself due to the reputation of his famous father Erik the Red and Harald promises glory if Leif was to join him in England. Later, Freydís sneaks into the great hall where she kills Gunnar. Before an enraged Olaf can kill Freydís, Jarl Haakon, the ruler of Kattegat, stops him. Harald informs everyone that Gunnar’s death was justified, as Freydís reveals her scar. Haakon states that she will render judgement in the morning.

Vikings Series

You can find a full index and overview of Viking: Valhalla here.

You can find a full index and overview of Vikings here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 25 February 2022.
  • Running time: 51 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: 15.
  • Country: US
  • Language: English.

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