‘Vikings: Valhalla’ is a success for Netflix. The sequel to ‘Vikings’ ranks first in the most watched series worldwide on the streaming platform and It has accumulated 194 million hours in its first nine days, according to data from Netflix itself. With this reception by the public, it is not surprising at all that they have decided to renew it. Although it has a trick, as often happens with Netflix.
We already knew that the streaming platform had signed for 24 chapters of the spin-off. The renewal simply means that, after the first eight episodes already available, we will see a second season with another eight chapters and a third with the remaining eight. The plan is to release the second season next year, which has already been shot, and start production on the third this spring.. An approximate launch window has not been specified for it.
Jeb Stuart will continue to serve as showrunner for the two new seasons, which they will once again have Frida Gustavsson, Sam Corlett and Leo Super as protagonists in the roles of Freydis Eriksdotter, Leif Eriksson and Harald Sigurdsson. About what awaits them in the following episodes, Stuart limits himself to saying that “his paths will be even more epic than what you have seen so far”. From Netflix they advance that “there is much more revenge and more battles to fight”.
Road to the Netflix podium
The debut of ‘Vikings: Valhalla’ has been, without a doubt, a resounding success. We will have to see how many hours they manage to accumulate in their first 28 days and if they are able to rub shoulders with the Netflix jewels. The first season of ‘Los Bridgertons’ accumulated 625.5 million hours, the fourth of ‘La casa de papel’ 619 million hours and the third of ‘Stranger Things’ 582.1 million hours in its first month. But they all pale before the 1.6 billion hours of the first 28 days of ‘The Squid Game’.