Netflix pillage History for “Vikings” sequel
History’s hit show Vikings is coming to an end, as its sixth and final season is currently airing on TV. For fans, the journey isn’t over. They’ll need to head to Netflix, who have picked up 24 episodes of its sequel, called Vikings: Valhalla.
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If you are a Vikings fan, the great news is that show creator, Michael Hirst, and studio MGM remain at the helm. This is what we know about the sequel.
The new saga begins 100 years after the original series concludes and dramatizes the adventures of the most famous Vikings who ever lived – Leif Erikson, Freydis, Harald Harada and the Norman King William the Conqueror (also a Viking descendant). These men and women will blaze new paths as they fight for survival in an ever changing and evolving Europe. This is the explosive next chapter of the Vikings legend.Netflix Logline
Binging on the show now
For those who haven’t seen Vikings on History, Prime or Hulu, it’s definitely binge-worthy. If you’re looking for an interesting blend of fact and fiction, along with brutal battles, then it’s definitely for you.
The show charts the story of Ragnar Lothbrok. Bringing a surprisingly in-depth look at Norse gods, traditions, and lives at that time. Across six seasons (only five are available on Prime and Hulu currently), we get to watch Lothbrok rise from farmer to King — and more.
If you’re on the fence about watching the show or wondering what Netflix’s Vikings sequel might be like, look at what others have said about the franchise so far.
What others say about the show
“Vikings: Valhalla promises to be everything that fans love about the franchise: heart-pounding, unstoppable action rooted in rich characters and dramatic storytelling that shines the light on family, loyalty and power. We are thrilled to bring the next iteration of the Vikings saga to life.”Channing Dungey, Vice President, Original Series, Netflix
Of course the Netflix executive is going to say something nice, but the show has plenty other sources of affirmation. Still on the fence? Take a look at the shows amazing ratings across the biggest review sites — from both critics and viewers.
- Rotten Tomatoes Critics, 91 percent
- Rotten Tomatoes Audience, 91 percent
- IMDB, 8.6 rating
- Metacritic, 74 rating
For more great shows check out this month’s top picks or take a look at the Vikings Season 6 trailer below.