As Deadline reports, “Vikings” creator Michael Hirst has signed on for “Vikings: Valhalla”, with Netflix ordering 24 episodes of the upcoming series sight unseen.
“Written and executive produced by feature writer Jeb Stuart (‘Die Hard’, ‘The Fugitive’), ‘Vikings: Valhalla’ 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),” notes Deadline. “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.”
“I am beyond excited that we are announcing the continuation of our ‘Vikings’ saga,” Hirst said. “I know that the millions of our fans across the globe will be thrilled by the belief being shown in our show by MGM and Netflix. Jeb Stuart, a truly wonderful writer, will bring new storylines and a powerful visceral vision to stories about some of the most famous Vikings known to history.“
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Michael, Morgan, Jeb, and Netflix on the next chapter in the incredible ‘Vikings’ universe,” added Steve Stark, president of television production and development at MGM, which is producing the new spinoff. “’Valhalla’ has been a labour of love for everyone involved and as we look ahead to the continuation of this great saga, we are excited to know that fans the world over will have the opportunity to continue with the series on its new home at Netflix.”
Ahead of the premiere, ET Canada‘s Carlos Bustamante takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes journey inside the new season on “Vikings: Worlds at War — With ET Canada” Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Global.