“Vikings: Valhalla” Season 3: Will Freydís betray Leif? What to expect based on actual history

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The love bond between the sister and brother, Leif Erikson (Sam Corlett) and Freydís Eirksdóttir (Frida Gustavsson) will be explored further in “Viking: Valhalla” Season 3, as the show’s trailer suggests.

Developed by Jeb Stuart, the show portrays a strong bond between the siblings, which is introduced in the first season when Leif and Freydís arrive at Kattegat to get revenge on the man who sexually molested and left Freydís scarred for years.

Freydís was successful in demanding revenge and to save his sister, Leif decides to join forces against England.

However, the real-life account paints a different picture of Freydís, which is omitted from the show.

Why did Freydís Eiríksdóttir betray Leif Erikson in real life?

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

Freydís is mentioned in two Vinland sagas: the “Saga of Erik the Red” and the “Saga of the Greenlanders”. Freydís is presented as a powerful woman in both sagas, although their stories differ.

In “The Saga of Erik the Red”, Freydís is described as a fearsome and brave woman, while in “The Saga of the Greenlanders”, she is presented as cunning.

It is revealed that she betrays her brother Leif after traveling to Vinland with two brothers, Helgi and Finnbogi in “The Saga of the Greenlanders”.

Freydís promised to share profits with brothers but did not follow through.

The brothers created their own establishment, which probably led to their deaths. Freydís informed her husband that she had been beaten by the brothers and felt the need for revenge against them.

While the brothers slept, her husband murdered them, and Freydís killed the ladies in their camp, threatening to kill anyone who revealed her treachery to Leif.

Leif, on the other hand, later finds out about this but chooses not to punish her because he prophesied that Freydís’ children would not prosper.

Will Freydís Eiríksdóttir betray Leif Erikson in “Vikings: Valhalla” Season 3?

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

The possibility of Freydís betraying Leif in the show is quite unlikely, considering that the producers took many creative liberties in portraying Freydís as a strong and determined lady, away from the more complicated and vicious character represented in the sagas.

Based on the show’s depiction of Freydís, it’s pretty unlikely that she would turn on Leif.

The series has emphasized their tight sibling relationship, and there’s no hint that this dynamic will change dramatically.

The show has worked considerably in developing their sibling relationship, and if it follows the historical facts, it would be a significant break from their established character arcs.

How to stream ‘Vikings: Valhalla’ Season 3?

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Leo Suter, Frida Gustavsson, and Sam Corlett in a photoshoot of “Vikings: Valhalla” is inspired by real events (Netflix/@bernardwalsh)

The final season of “Vikings: Valhalla” can be watched on Netflix if you have a premium membership, which you can choose from different subscription packages adapted to different prices.

High-definition (1080p) streaming is available with the Standard Plan’s $6.99 monthly fee, which also includes advertising.

The Standard Plan costs $15.49 per month and does not include advertising. It allows you to stream material in 1080p/full HD quality on two screens simultaneously with a single account.

The Premium Plan, which costs $22.99 per month, allows users to watch four screens at the same time in 4K Ultra HD resolution with Dolby Atmos and HDR technologies.

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