A little over a year ago we discovered that Netflix had been exclusively with Vikings: Valhalla‘, a sequel to’ Vikings’ whose story takes place 100 years after what was seen in said series. We had heard little about the project since then, but that has changed with the announcement of your cast.
For now, Netflix has confirmed the participation of Sam corlett, known for playing Caliban in ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’, Frida gustavsson, Leo Suter, Bradley Freegard, Jóhannes Jóhannesson, Laura Berlin, David oakesand the singer Caroline henderson to bring the main characters to life. In addition, Pollyanna McIntosh and Asbjørn Krogh Nissen will appear on a recurring basis and the platform has clarified that more signings are yet to be announced.
The characters of ‘Vikings: Valhalla’
Netflix has also specified which characters each of them will play by providing the following descriptions:
SAM CORLETT as LEIF ERIKSSON
A Greenlandic, raised on the edge of the world, Leif comes from a close-knit family, faithful to ancient pagan beliefs. A fearless and physically strong sailor, he will be our entry into a Viking world undergoing violent change.
FRIDA GUSTAVSSON as FREYDIS ERIKSDOTTER
A fierce, passionate, and headstrong pagan, Freydis is a firm believer in the “old gods.” Like her brother Leif, she comes to Kattegat as an outsider but becomes an inspiration to locals who love the old ways.
LEO SUTER as HARALD SIGURDSSON
Born into the Viking nobility, Harald is one of the last berserkers Vikings (warriors of the Nordic peoples characterized by their aggressiveness and strength). Charismatic, ambitious and beautiful; Harald is able to unite both the followers of Odin and the Christians.
BRADLEY FREEGARD as KING CANUTE
The King of Denmark. A wise, cunning and ruthless Viking leader. He likes to keep his friends close, but his enemies even closer. His ambitions will shape the course of history in the 11th century and make him a defining figure of the Viking age.
JÓHANNES JÓHANNESSON as OLAF HARALDSON
Harald’s older half brother. A physically huge and ambitious Viking, Olaf is a violent “Old Testament” Christian, stern and relentless.
LAURA BERLIN as EMMA OF NORMANDY
The young and ambitious Emma of Normandy comes from the Norman court and has Viking blood. Politically astute and one of the richest women in Europe.
DAVID OAKES as EARL GODWIN
The last survivor. Chief Counsel to the King of England. Born on the fringes of politics, his cunning ways take him a long way.
CAROLINE HENDERSON as JARL HAAKON
A great warrior and a tolerant leader, Haakon rules Kattegat with a firm hand. Although it is pagan, it has managed to keep Kattegat as a city open to all faiths in a time when this is not easy to do. She will become a powerful mentor to Freydis, who admires her wisdom.
POLLYANNA McINTOSH as QUEEN ÆLFGIFU
Calculative and ambitious, Queen Ælfgifu of Denmark has great power in the political struggles that unfold in Northern Europe. He always gets what he wants through his charm and cunning to promote the interests of his Mercian homeland and tries to reaffirm himself in the growing power structure of Canute.
ASBJØRN KROGH NISSEN as JARL KÅRE
A fanatical Christian, Jarl Kåre is a brutal threat to classic pagan customs.
Recall that Netflix gave the green light to 24 episodes of this “next chapter of the epic saga of the ‘Vikings’ series “, whose filming also began at the end of 2020 with the participation of directors such as Niels Arden Oplev (‘The revenge of a dead man’) or Steve Saint Leger