Vikings: Valhalla (2022): S01E03 – The Marshes


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

The Viking army sack Kent, where they learn that King Aethelred II has died so they now set their sights on his son. The army later makes camp near London, as Harald and Leif lead a scouting party into the nearby marshes. They are soon ambushed by Mercian soldiers and are forced to retreat, whilst the Greenlander Ulf is killed and Leif is left behind. Harald later returns and saves Leif before they make their way onto London’s bridge, where they discover that it has a drawbridge in its center. In London, Edmund practices his fighting skills whilst Godwin teaches him that he must be more ruthless to win a real battle. Edmund successfully gets the full support of the other Ealdorman who wish to move forward his coronation and Edmund is officially crowned King of England. In Sweden, Freydís and several other pilgrims are attacked by a berzerker who kills the Greenlander Toke and seriously wounds Yrsa. Freydís kills the attacker and is able to bring Yrsa to a healer in Uppsala. Later, the Christian zealot Jarl Kare finds the body of the berzerker and notices a nearby blood trail.

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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