The legendary story of the legendary ruler of Vikings Ragnar Lothbrok and his descendants has finally reached an end. The story of Vikings is centered around the sagas of Norway and Iceland. The storyline of the show follows a timeline that was started in the year 793 (approximately) and is extended to a period that is placed several decades after the start. In the initial seasons, the story was focused on the mythical ruler of the Vikings, Ragnar Lothbrok and after he was eliminated in the fourth season, the story shifted its focus on the sons of Ragnar Lothbrok. Now, as the sixth installment of the show has ended, the fans are eager to know about Vikings Season 7.
A Quick Recap
Before we jump into the discussion about Vikings Season 7, Let’s have a quick look at what we saw in the last season. In the previous season we have seen that the oldest son of Ragnar, Bjorn Ironside struggled for being the next ruler of the Vikings and evaded the invasion that was led by Rus. The other two brothers of Bjorn Hvitserk and Ivar joined his side in order to eliminate Bjorn. On the other hand, the second son of Ragnar, Ubbe, sets off his journey across the sea with a team of settlers in order to find out the mythical Golden Land which is widely known as North America at present.
Vikings Season 7 Cancelled? What Does The Showrunner Say?
In this article, we will be focusing on what awaits in the future of the show instead of focusing on the release date of Vikings Season 7. As per the reports, the sixth season is the end of the series. Although the fans didn’t find the show interesting enough after the death of the Viking king Ragnar, the showrunners didn’t decide to cancel the show just because there was a downfall in rating or interest. On the other hand, the shoemaker Michael Hirst said in an interview that the decision of ending the show after season 6 was kind of creative. So, what’s in the mod of the creators about Vikings Season 7? Stick with us to know.
Back in November of 2019, an official announcement was made about the sequel or spinoff of the Vikings series. The series is entitled ‘Vikings: Valhalla.’ It was also declared that the show is under production by showrunner Hirst and MGM Television. The screenwriter of Die Hard, Jeb Stuarts will be co-creating, writing, and producing the upcoming season. Even though it is a sequel, the story will follow a timeline that will start after 100 years of the main storyline. So, we really cannot call it Vikings Season 7. But somehow, we can compare it with season 7.
News Update About Vikings: Valhalla
Now, if we talk about the release date of this spinoff or Vikings Season 7. The shooting of the show was started in the 2nd quarter of 2020. But due to the pandemic situation, the shooting was put on hold. As a result, Vikings Season 7, which was set to release at the end of 2021 got delayed also. Now that the shooting has started again and the production is taken over by Netflix, we can expect it to be released in the 3rd or 4th quarter of 2022.
Anticipated Cast of Vikings: Valhalla
The main cast of the show will be as follows,
Sam Corlett as Leif Erikson, Frida Gustavsson as Freydís Eiríksdóttir, Leo Suter as Harald Sigurdsson Bradley, Freegard as King Canute, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson as Olaf Haraldsson, Caroline Henderson as Jarl Haakon, Laura Berlin as Queen Emma of Normandy, David Oakes as Godwin.