Vikings: Valhalla (2022): S01E02 – Viking


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 Kattegat, Freydís suggests a trial-by-combat with Olaf but is denied. Instead, Harald has Leif join him in England to help exact revenge on the Saxons. Freydís bids farewell to Leif before he and the majority of the Greenlanders leave Kattegat with the Viking army. Haakon sends Freydís to Uppsala, so that she may seek her destiny. During the journey to England, one of the Viking leaders, Jarl Gorm, grows distrustful of Leif. He later attacks him, killing the Greenlander Birger, which results in Leif killing Gorm just as they arrive on England’s shores. In England, Aethelred II and his advisor Godwin discuss the Viking’s plans for the invasion as Aethelred’s health deteriorates. The Queen of England Emma of Normandy later visits her husband, now bedridden, who warns her that London needs to be defended. Emma sends her step-son and heir to the throne of England, Prince Edmund, to seek help from the Ealdorman of Mercia, Eadric Streona. Edmund is successfully able to convince Streona to supply Mercian soldiers but on his return to London bells toll signalling the death of Aethelred II.

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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