Vikings: Valhalla is a historical drama series created by Jeb Stuart and Michael Hirst for Netflix. It is a spin-off of the History Channel series Vikings and will follow the adventures of the most famous Vikings who ever lived, Leif Erikson, Freydis, Harald Harada, and the Norman King William the Conqueror. The series will be set in the 11th century and will explore the legendary Viking culture and their exploration of North America. The story is based on the sagas of Norse mythology and will feature a mix of historical figures and fictional characters.
Produced by MGM Television and Take 5 Productions, the series was released in Februaruy 2021. The firm’s production costs increased from €8.7 million to €104.79 million one year after the beginning. The series had been on the top of Netflix’s Top 10 English-language series in the U.S.
Who is Freydis?
Freydis Eriksdottir, played by Frida Gustavsson, is the daughter of Eric the Red, who was born in Iceland and sailed to Greenland with his family. Freydis is also the sister of Leif Eriksson, who led an expedition across the Atlantic Ocean to North America. In 1015 C.E., Freydis led an expedition to Greenland, where she ruled over a small settlement known as Straumfjord. She was a fierce warrior and a strong leader—qualities that made her well-suited for this harsh environment.
Who is Leif Eriksson?
Leif Eriksson was born in Iceland and is the son of Erik the Red and Thjodhild. He is also one of the first Europeans to reach North America, which he did in 1002 CE. When Leif’s father was exiled from Norway in 982 CE, he sailed west with his family until they reached Baffin Island. There they found a place where it was possible to grow crops and hunt animals even during wintertime, so they stayed there for two years before returning home to Iceland. While Leif was growing up on Baffin Island, he learned how hard it can be for people to live off their own food sources if they don’t have access to natural resources like water or firewood. This knowledge would come into play later when he explored North America.
Who is Harald III. ?
Harald III., played by Leo Suter, was the king of Norway from 1130 to 1136. He was the son of Sigurd I. and his wife Åsta Gudbrandsdatter. Harald III.’s reign ended when he died in 1136 fighting against King Canute IV.
What is known about Erik the Red?
Erik the Red was born in Iceland. He came from a family of farmers, but he was exiled from Iceland for killing a man in a fight over land rights. After his exile, he went on to sail west to Vínland (now modern-day Newfoundland) and Greenland where he founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland. He was also the father of Leif Eriksson who led expeditions westward across the Atlantic Ocean and discovered North America hundreds of years before Christopher Columbus did so.
Leif Erikson is credited with being one of the first people to discover North America and has been named The Discoverer of America by some historians because he led an expedition that landed on what is today known as Newfoundland, which they called Vinland because they found wild grapes growing there when they landed there during their trip across the Atlantic Ocean.”
What happens in the second season?
The second season was released on the 12th of January 2023 and includes eight episodes same as the first season. Harald, holding tight to the promised king Knut, the ruler of England, Denmark, and Norway, gave him as a reward for Harald’s achievements in the battles against England, tries to build up an army to fight his half-brother Olaf.
The only people on his side love Freidys, who is pregnant from him – Harald -, but does not want him to know to not hinder him from his duty of becoming the king of Norway and Freidys’s brother Leif Eriksson. He visits his uncle in Russia, from whom he gets genuinely rejected after asking for an army. A deal to bring some worthful goods to Constantinople, today Istanbul, should assure him enough money to lay the foundations of an army, which would become a journey of his life. Pechenegs, a Turkic nomadic tribe with skilled and dangerous warriors had been opposing a threat to the route to Constantinople and is a fear factor to them.
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