The bulk of the Vikings: Valhalla cast has been revealed by Netflix, along with details on their characters
Thanks to Deadline we can share the Vikings: Valhalla cast, as follows: Sam Corlett (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Frida Gustavsson (Swoon), Leo Suter (The Liberator), Bradley Freegard (Keeping Faith), Jóhannes Jóhannesson (Cursed), Laura Berlin (Immenhof – The Adventure of a Summer), David Oakes (The Pillars of the Earth) and Caroline Henderson (Tuya Siempre) as series regulars; Pollyanna McIntosh and Asbjørn Krogh Nissen will play recurring characters. The regular cast are in order from top right in the photo montage above.
As to the characters themselves, there’s a lot to take in. Corlett will play Leif Eriksson, a sailor who will provide our narrative viewpoint; Gustavsson will portray Freydis Eriksdotter, described as fiercely pagan, fiery and headstrong. Suter is nobleman Harald Sigurdsson; Freegard plays King Canute and Jóhannesson portrays Olaf Haraldson, Harald’s older half-brother.
Berlin plays the young, ambitious Emma of Normandy, who is also very, very wealthy. Oakes is Earl Godwin, Chief counsellor to the King of England and Henderson will play Jarl Haakon, a great warrior and tolerant leader.
McIntosh is Queen Ælfgifu, queen of Denmark and Krogh Niseen is Jarl Kåre, who presents a threat to the old pagan ways.
To recap the central idea of the show, it begins in the early 11th century and chronicles the legendary adventures of some of the most famous Vikings who ever lived – Leif Eriksson, Freydis Eriksdotter, Harald Hardrada and the Norman King William the Conqueror.
You can read more in the Deadline article here.