Vikings might be coming to an end with its sixth and final season, however, director Michael Hirst is hoping to continue its reign with the spin-off, Vikings: Valhalla. And it sounds as though we’ll be seeing some of our favourite Nordics in the new Netflix show, despite it being set 100 years after the original series.
When chatting to Entertainment Tonight, the 66-year-old teased Rollo’s return, as he explained how the upcoming hit will be based around the warrior’s descendants. He told the publication: ‘One of the big issues is the Christianisation of the Pagan world. You’re going to see Christian Viking armies fighting Pagan Viking armies, and that’s really interesting. ‘And [the show is] leading up to 1066 and the invasion of England by a descendant of Rollo. So you may well see the odd familiar face.’
While the new episodes will be based a whole century after the History Channel hit, it seems as though we could see Clive Standen who plays Rollo in a potential flashback.
When the screenwriter first announced the news, he revealed Leif Erickson, Freydis, Harald Hardrada and William the Conqueror are set to make an appearance. As it stands, Alicia Agneson currently plays Freydis while Peter Franzén is cast as King Harald. However, it will be interesting to watch how this plays out, as Ivar The Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen) murdered his wife in season five.
Netflix announced the news on Twitter, revealing that the historical drama will be leaving History Channel. In a short notice it read: ‘#Vikings creator Michael Hirst is picking up — almost — where he left off with #VikingsValhalla, a new series set 100 years after the original. ‘
This saga will follow the most famous Vikings who ever lived: Leif Erickson, Freydis, Harald Harada, and William the Conqueror!’ But before we feast our eyes on the spin-off, we have the final season of Vikings to get through.