Fans of a series are usually happy when a new season is ordered, but this very special renewal often raises eyebrows. After all, why would you extend a series whose new season has already been recorded…?
After the end of “Vikings”, friends of cultured Viking action could look forward to the spin-off “Vikings: Valhalla” on Netflix. The second season was recently released, in which Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett) and Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter) first went to Novgorod and then to Constantinople. And now Netflix announces: “Vikings: Valhalla” has been renewed for a third season!
Actually good news, which series fans always hope for and which anyone who would have liked to see a new season of, for example, “Warrior Nun” or “Fate: The Winx Saga”, could only dream of. But why are many fans still surprised that Netflix has announced Season 3 of “Vikings: Valhalla”?
The reason is simple: a cancellation of “Vikings: Valhalla” wasn’t actually an option – Netflix had ordered 24 episodes of the Viking series from the start. With a season length of eight episodes, that’s three seasons. And so we headlined the Netflix season 2 start that you don’t have to worry about a renewal.
There’s already a trailer featuring scenes from Season 3
And not only that: Season 3 is already in the works, the start for 2024 has been confirmed – and we have already thought about what it could be about in a detailed article. The bizarre thing about the Netflix announcement: Along with the renewal confirmation, Netflix has published a trailer for season 3 of the filming of the new episodes on Twitter. Everything is already wrapped in the towel!
Probably the official innovation of Vikings: Valhalla was just a formality and just means the streaming service plans to actually release season three as well. Because even if you thought that three seasons were clear from the start anyway: depending on what the contracts say, Netflix could of course have decided not to publish finished episodes!
season over? Still no guarantee for publication…
That a crazy season does not have to mean that the fans will also see it has become clear again and again, especially recently. For example, HBO Max decided to release the almost completed second season of the erotic magazine series “Minx“do not show. Thankfully, the episodes weren’t for the trash — because Starz made sure the series wasn’t canceled prematurely and will now be “Minx’s” new home, including the new season.
With “Vikings: Valhalla” it should really be over by now. A fourth season is not currently planned. Series creator Jeb Stuart initially created the series as a trilogy, so “Vikings: Valhalla” will come to a full conclusion with Season 3. But it’s not entirely out of the question that at some point in the future will get supplies again: Should Netflix want it, Stuart already has another trilogy in mind, namely seasons 4 to 6 of “Vikings: Valhalla”…
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