By: John M Jerva
The hit History Channel series Vikings is set to debut its final season in December but plans are already well under way for a new spin-off series to continue the adventures of history’s most notorious warriors.
Deadline has brought the news that Netflix, in its ever constant war to bring new and exclusive content as they fight the streaming wars, has acquired the series from The History Channel and will be called Vikings: Valhalla from Michael Hirst who is the series creator.
Per Deadline: “Vikings: Valhalla takes place 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.”
Netflix has already ordered 24 episodes of the spin-off with Jeb Stuart skater to write and executive produce and Hirst commented on the Netflix acquisition:
“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.”
Channing Dungey, who is the VP of Original Series at Netflix also chimes in on 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 with Michael Hirst, Jeb Stuart, Morgan O’Sullivan and MGM Television.”
The series is in the early stages so keep it locked and loaded right here for all the excitement on Vikings:Valhalla.