We have some big news to share about Vikings: Valhalla season 3 release on Netflix, and it’s not all good. I mean, it’s not that bad either, but it is what it is.
Vikings: Valhalla returned to Netflix with its second season on Jan. 12, 2023, and fans are once again completely obsessed with the action-packed historical fiction series. After watching the eight new episodes, you’ll be ready for eight more in Vikings: Valhalla season 3.
The second season picks up in the aftermath of the battle for Kattegat, which dashed the hopes and changed the paths of the show’s trio of heroes. They are now fugitives in Scandinavia, where they must confront how far they’re willing to go for what lies ahead.
We shared everything we know so far about Vikings: Valhalla season 3, and we’ll update this story when we find out more information about the new season. The latest update was on Tuesday, March 14, 2023.
Vikings: Valhalla season 3 is happening
Luckily, fans don’t have to worry about season 2 being the final season of the series. Along with the second season renewal, Netflix also renewed Vikings: Valhalla season 3. That ensures that at least eight more episodes are on the way after season 2.
Vikings: Valhalla’s three-season order had been in play since the series was announced, as Netflix had picked up 24 episodes in November 2019. Once the eight-episode first season premiered in February 2022, it was clear that the 24 episodes would be divided in thirds. Netflix hasn’t revealed the series’ fate beyond season 3.
Even though it was already known, Netflix then announced again that the show was renewed on Thursday, Feb. 16. See the tweet below with a fun video:
Vikings: Valhalla has been renewed for a third season! pic.twitter.com/KMXnadB1Yh
— Netflix (@netflix) February 16, 2023
Vikings: Valhalla season 3 cast
We don’t know the full Vikings: Valhalla season 3 cast yet, but we shared everyone who has been confirmed and who is expected to return for season 3.
Sam Corlett as Leif Eriksson
Leo Suter as Harald Sigurdsson
Frida Gustavsson as Freydis Eiriksdottir
Bradley Freegard as King Canute
Laura Berlin as Queen Emma of Normandy
David Oakes as Earl Godwin
Bradley James as Lord Harekr
Marcin Dorociński as Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise
Sofya Lebedeva as Elena
Nikolai Kinski as Emperor Romanos
Florian Munteanu as George Maniakes
Tolga Safer as Kurya
Joakim Nätterqvist as Birkir
Goran Visnjic as Erik the Red
It will be interesting if and how they bring back characters killed in season 2, including Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson as Jarl Olaf Haraldsson, Hayat Kamille as Mariam, and others.
We also know of one new character joining the season 3 cast, and that’s Goran Visnjic. Let’s talk about him!
Who will play Erik the Red in Vikings: Valhalla season 3?
In case you haven’t heard the news, Netflix revealed in June 2022 that ER and Timeless veteran Goran Visnjic has joined Vikings: Valhalla season 3 as Leif Eriksson and Freydís Eiríksdóttir’s father Erik the Red. Deadline calls the casting a “multi-year arc,” which seems to suggest that should the series be renewed for further seasons, Visnjic will remain on board.
When we meet up with Erik the Red in season 3, he’s living in exile in Greenland for the crimes he had previously committed in Iceland and Norway. Fans will have to watch season 2 to see if his imminent arrival is teased and what the forthcoming family reunion could mean for Leif and Freydís.
Is Vikings: Valhalla season 3 filming?
According to What’s on Netflix, Vikings: Valhalla season 3 began production in May 2022 and filming lasted through the summer. The production timeline hasn’t been confirmed by Netflix, but it’s possible filming wrapped well ahead of season 2’s release in January 2023. It’s worth noting that Suter and Corlett were still sporting their characters’ signature long hair at the season 2 premiere in December 2022. But now that it’s 2023, we’re pretty certain filming has concluded.
Has the Vikings: Valhalla season 3 release date been announced?
Netflix has not announced the release date for Vikings: Valhalla season 3, contrary to what you might read online. Fortunately, we know Vikings: Valhalla season 3 is coming in 2024. Netflix confirmed that much so far. We’re expecting the season will be released in early 2024 since production already wrapped on the season in 2022.
Obviously, this is a long time to wait for the new episodes, but it’s good that Netflix is spacing things out and not throwing new episodes out there. It’s going to cut down the wait time between season 3 and season 4, and likely future seasons as well. It looks like there could be up to three more seasons of Vikings: Valhalla in the works at Netflix.
Release Prediction: January 2024
How many Vikings: Valhalla seasons will there be?
Jeb Stuart, the showrunner, told Collider that he thinks of the seasons in blocks, so they did the first three seasons, and now, he’s looking at making seasons 4, 5, and 6 of Vikings: Valhalla.
“We really talked about one, two, and three as sort of a block, and then hopefully we could get to a four, five, and six because the story is… I think you’ll see when you see Season 2 and Season 3. It’s almost like a novel. It has these wonderful time-jumps and growth in terms of particular characters. And like a really big, great novel, it’s got several under-stories that are holding things up that you don’t really feel. They’re like leitmotifs that you don’t really see, but you suddenly feel them there.”
Netflix has not announced season 4 of Vikings: Valhalla yet, but it seems pretty clear, if viewership holds, this show could fill a huge void on Netflix and remain popular for years to come. Netflix won’t want to give up on that series!