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Vikings: Valhalla drops bloody first-look trailer for Michael Hirst’s upcoming Netflix series

The first official trailer for Netflix’s brand new series Vikings: Valhalla has landed and it’s just as bloody and violent as we hoped.

The minute-long teaser promises battles aplenty as the show picks up around 100 years after the end of Michael Hirst’s original History Channel drama, as the age of Vikings is coming to an end.

‘You have been summoned here to avenge the death of Vikings,’ legendary explorer Leif Eriksson (played by Sam Corlett) screams as he prepares his men for war.

‘This blood is not my blood. It is our blood! It is Viking blood!’

Vikings: Valhalla is set over a thousand years ago in the early 11th century and chronicles the heroic adventures of some of the most famous Vikings who ever lived, including Leif, his fiery and headstrong sister Freydis Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson), and the ambitious Nordic prince Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter).

Leo Suter pictured in battle as Harald Sigurdsson (Picture: Netflix)
Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett) speaking to his men ahead of battle (Picture: Netflix)

Laura Berlin will portray Emma of Normandy, while Bradley Freegard takes on the role of King Canute, and David Oakes plays Earl Godwin.

‘As tensions between the Vikings and the English royals reach a bloody breaking point and as the Vikings themselves clash over their conflicting Christian and pagan beliefs, these three Vikings begin an epic journey that will take them across oceans and through battlefields, from Kattegat to England and beyond, as they fight for survival and glory,’ the synopsis teases.

Fans are already excited about the new series and rushed to share their initial thoughts online.

Eadric Streona (Gavin Drea) on horseback as the men prepare for battle (Picture: Netflix)
Siblings Freydis (Frida Gustavsson) and Leif (Sam Corlett) (Picture: Netflix)

‘Looks amazing,’ one penned. ‘People only talk about Ragnar but I’m excited to see more new Vikings.’

‘This looks really good!’ another added. ‘I now have high hopes after this epic trailer! Wish it was a longer trailer but can’t wait nonetheless!’

Vikings: Valhalla started filming in early October 2020 at Ashford Studios, where Vikings was previously filmed.

Filming was later suspended due to a number of positive Covid tests, only to resume after a few days.

Production on the second season wrapped in November 2021

Vikings: Valhalla launches on February 25 on Netflix.

Credit: Original article published here.

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