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Netflix Viewers Are Confusing Vikings: Valhalla and The Last Kingdom

January 14, 2023

As Season 2 makes its worldwide debut, fans are curious if Vikings: Valhalla ties into the Netflix series The Last Kingdom.

Need more shirtless, flowing hair, axe-wielding, Nordic men and women in your life? Well, Netflix’s Vikings: Valhalla is finally back with its excellent second season.

However, with so many characters with similar names, often fighting over similar territory, it’s no wonder some fans get confused between Vikings, Vikings: Valhalla, and The Last Kingdom.

Specifically, many are wondering if Vikings: Valhalla is tied to The Last Kingdom.

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No, despite the two Netflix series telling the stories of famous Viking warriors, The Last Kingdom (2015-2022) is not tied to Vikings: Valhalla (2022-2023) in terms of production.

Vikings: Valhalla is actually a sequel to Vikings (2013-2020), which takes place around 100 years after the original series ended.

The excellent throwback spinoff opens in the year 1002 AD and is set to depict events up to 1066 AD in the Battle of Hastings in Season 3.

Meanwhile, The Last Kingdom opened in AD 866 and ended with Season 5 around AD 918.

Vikings creator Michael Hirst noted that Valhalla “couldn’t be on a grander scale than the later episodes of my vikings because [of] the armies and the big battles we’ve had… You really can’t get much bigger than that, actually.

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“I am beyond thrilled that we are announcing the continuation of our Vikings saga. I know the millions of our fans around the world will be thrilled by the conviction shown in our show by MGM and Netflix. Jeb Stuart, a truly wonderful writer, will bring new plotlines and powerful visceral vision to stories about some of the most famous Vikings known to history. —Michael Hirst, via Deadline.

Steve Stark, President of Television Production and Development at MGM, explained how “Valhalla has been a labor of love for everyone involved and as we look forward to the continuation of this great saga, we are delighted to know that the fans around the world will have the opportunity to continue the series on its new home at Netflix.

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How was Season 2 rated online?

Vikings: Valhalla season 2 has garnered positive to mixed reviews from critics and is currently scoring 70% on Rotten Tomatoes.

However, all episodes of the recently released second season are scoring higher on IMDB than the overall series rating, indicating a significant improvement from the first airing.

Juicee News gave Season 2 a 4/5 in its review, explaining how the new adventure “expands the size and scope of its world in every way imaginable.”

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“There are more storylines, more bloodshed, and even more physical lands than we’ve ever seen before, as the main narrative splits into multiple major arcs and each of the series’ main characters embarks on new paths to find its destiny.” – Den of Geek.

Collider scored season 2 an A-, noting how the series is “an unbroken, breathtaking, and utterly relentless foray, following beloved characters into the unknown as they seek their destiny.”

Not all of the reviews were as brazen as these, however, with ReadySteadyCut giving Season 2 a 3.5/5 and GamesRadar following with a 3/5.

“It’s tempting to suggest that Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 won’t be the standout episode by the time the third chapter comes out, but it’s still impressive storytelling and one that refuses to let audiences in on it. give up.” – ReadySteadyCut.

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By Tom Llewellyn – tom.llewellyn@grv.media

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