The hit History TV series "Vikings" will have a sequel series called Valhalla, but it will head to Netflix, instead of its original network.
Vikings: Valhalla is set roughly 100 years after the events depicted in Vikings and will include appearances by famous Vikings from history like Leif Erikson, Freydís Eiríksdóttir, Harald Hardrada, and William the Conqueror. "These men and women will blaze new paths as they fight for survival in an ever-changing and evolving Europe," according to the official plot synopsis.
Jeb Stuart will serve as the showrunner of Valhalla, while Hirst -- who created, produced, and wrote every episode of Vikings -- is only expected to serve as an executive producer on Valhalla alongside Stuart and Morgan O'Sullivan. "I'm going to have a role of oversight. I know and like Jeb very much," Hirst said, who likened his future involvement with Vikings as being akin to how George Lucas served as a guru to other filmmakers on the Star Wars franchise he created.