“Vikings: Valhalla” Season 3 will finally introduce Erik the Red, and why that’s a game changer

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Get ready to immerse yourself in the Viking adventures as the third and final season of Netflix’s historical drama series ‘Vikings: Valhalla’ is set to captivate you on Thursday, July 11, 2024.

Created by Jeb Stuart, it follows the journeys of three protagonists, Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett), Freydís Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson), and Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter).

With the premiere date of Season 3 approaching, fans are giddy with anticipation as the historical show is all set to introduce a new character who has an important place in history and will add more intrigue and entertainment to the storyline.

Who will be the new addition in ‘Vikings: Valhalla’ Season 3?

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Sam Corlett in a still from “Vikings: Valhalla” (@netflix)

The father of siblings, Leif and Freydis, Erik the Red (Goran Višnjić), will be introduced in “Vikings: Valhalla”, Season 3.

Erik’s dark reputation precedes him, as was previously revealed in Season 1 as he was exiled from Iceland for his violent actions.

Leif described seeing his father’s savagery, implying Erik’s dangerous character, which will set the scene for a bigger adventure in Season 3 as it explores whether Erik the Red would cause additional disruption in his children’s lives.

How will the introduction of Erik the Red affect Leif and Freydís in “Vikings: Valhalla” Season 3?

Sam Corlett in Vikings: Valhalla (2022) (@netflix)
Sam Corlett in a still from “Vikings: Valhalla” (@netflix)

The entry of Erik the Red will have a huge influence on Leif and Freydís. As we know from Season 1, Leif carries weight due to his father’s reputation for violence.

Erik’s visit could push Leif to face his history, the darkness within himself, and how he wishes to establish his own legacy.

Erik’s relationship with Freydis has received little attention in the show so far. It would be interesting to watch if she inherits her father’s brutality or rebels against his shadow.

Erik the Red’s debut on the show will be a significant turning point for Leif and Freydís, pushing them to confront their family lineage and role in the world.

Is Eric the Red a historically celebrated figure?

Frida Gustavsson as Freydís Eiríksdóttir in a painting by
Frida Gustavsson as Freydís Eriksdotter in a painting from “Vikings: Valhalla” (@netflix)

Erik the Red is a significant figure in Viking history, known for his exploration and leadership.

According to Britannica, Erik the Red, also known as Erik Thorvaldsson, was born in Norway but moved to Iceland when his father, Thorvald, was exiled for murder.

Erik, like his father, was exiled from Iceland after murdering a neighbor.

During his three-year exile, he explored the western country first discovered by Gunnbjörn Ulfsson.

Erik, along with his family and companions, moved to Greenland, giving it a catchy name to entice future immigrants.

After his banishment period was over, Erik went to Iceland to recruit additional people for Greenland, eventually creating a colony with 2,000-3,000 individuals.

How to stream ‘Vikings: Valhalla’ Season 3?

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To watch the show on Netflix, you need to have an exclusive subscription, because the streaming site offers several options according to your budget.

The Standard Plan with advertising includes a monthly membership fee of $6.99 and offers full HD (1080p) streaming.

The Standard Plan, which does not include ads, costs $15.49 per month and lets you access one account on two screens simultaneously while streaming in 1080p/full HD quality.

Fans can watch 4K Ultra HD content on up to four screens simultaneously with Dolby Atmos and HDR with the $22.99/month Premium Plan.

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