Netflix orders Vikings follow-up series Valhalla from Michael Hirst
Staff Reporter | On 20, Nov 2019
Vikings and its creator, Michael Hirst, are heading to Netflix for a new follow-up series.
Vikings: Valhalla is a new original series that continues the storytelling of Hirst’s epic Vikings saga.
The new saga begins 100 years after the original series concludes and dramatises 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.
Executive Producers include Michael Hirst (Vikings, The Tudors), Jeb Stuart (The Fugitive, Die Hard, The Liberator) and Morgan O’Sullivan (Vikings, Penny Dreadful).
Hirst says: “I am beyond excited that we are announcing the continuation of our Vikings saga. 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 story-lines and a powerful visceral vision to stories about some of the most famous Vikings known to history.”
The series is something of a coup for Netflix, with the History channel’s epic snapped up as an exclusive in the UK for Amazon Prime Video.
Steve Stark, MGM’s President of Television Production and Development, adds: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Michael, Morgan, Jeb and Netflix on the next chapter in the incredible Vikings universe. Valhalla has been a labor 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.”