Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Jeb Stuart explained that going big is the only route to take when wandering through the world of the Vikings. “You have to for a show like this,” he said, clarifying just how the journey of some of the most famous figures in Viking history are going to be handled. Following a report from Deadline that confirmed Netflix had ordered 24 episodes, Stuart revealed that the first bundle of war-filled, shield-shattering epicness would have eight episodes, implying two more seasons of eight episodes each. Keen to get the final era of the Vikings done and dusted, the creator revealed they were already well into its potential end: “We’re already in prep on season 3. There’s a lot under the dam already that is exciting and big.”
While it might be a brave move going back to a world that seemingly ended for many fans, it’s one that Stuart had big plans for in terms of the era “Valhalla” will be highlighting. “When I was out pitching it, I was trying to pitch it as a multi-season thing, because that way I can develop those characters in the storylines over a longer, longer throw,” explained Stuart, referring to this new chapter that would be arriving on the streaming service. “It wasn’t like, ‘What can we do with the Vikings this year?'”
All eight episodes of Season 1 of “Vikings: Valhalla” are now streaming on Netflix.