Michael Hirst produced and wrote the historical fantasy drama television series Vikings for the History Channel in Canada. It was shot in Ireland and debuted in Canada on March 3, 2013. The drama series is based on middle-eastern European history and culture.
The initial half of the six seasons premiered in February 2020, with the second half following later that year. And now, more than ever, fans are clamoring for Season 7. In January of 2019, it was predicted that the season will end, and look where we are now.
Vikings Season 7 Isn’t Returning?
Season 7 of Vikings isn’t happening, but fans of History’s Norse saga will be able to return to Kattegat in the upcoming spinoff series Vikings: Valhalla. While the seventh season of Vikings is unlikely, fans may expect the return to Kattegat in the planned spin-off series Viking: Valhalla, which will begin more than 100 years after the incidents of the actual show.
Even though many Vikings lovers felt the show was less entertaining after Ragnar’s death, the show was not canceled due to low ratings or attention from the public. Instead, Michael Hirst, the showrunner of Vikings stated that wrapping up the plot in Vikings season 6 was an ingenious decision.
About the Vikings Spin-off Series Valhalla
In November of the year 2019, it was declared that Hirst and MGM Television were working on a sequel series called Vikings: Valhalla, which has been chosen by Netflix. Die Hard screenwriter Jeb Stuart co-created, and wrote the series along with being its executive producer, with Hirst overseeing it.
Valhalla will take place more than a century after the incidents of Vikings, and will pursue other story characters like Erik the Red and Harald Hardrada. The Last Kingdom, a Netflix historical drama about Alfred the Great’s increase in power and including various characters that are similar to Vikings, has covered similar terrain to Vikings.
What is Valhalla’s Release Date?
Vikings: Valhalla commenced its filming in Ireland’s Ashford Studios during summer 2020, and despite a brief halt owing to positive Coronavirus testing among the cast and crew members, production rapidly resumed. The Valhalla series was planned to start filming in the early half of 2020, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed. Vikings: Valhalla is expected to premiere on Netflix in late 2022, barring any unexpected setbacks.