Screen Ireland (via Deadline) has announced that Netflix’s Vikings spinoff series Vikings: Valhalla will be shot primarily at Ashford Studios in Wicklow, Ireland. 

Also filming this year is Netflix’s Vikings: Valhalla, the spin-off of the Vikings series, which will shoot at Ashford Studios in Wicklow.

The 24-episodes will take place 100 years after the last series and focus on various Viking legends/heroes/kings. 

Back in November, Netflix made the official announcement about the spinoff series with this press release. 

Netflix today announced Vikings: Valhalla, a new original series from creator Michael Hirst that continues the storytelling of his beloved epic Vikings saga.

The new saga begins 100 years after the original series concludes and dramatizes the adventures of the most famous Vikings who ever lived – Leif Erikson, Freydis, Harald Harada and the Norman King William the Conqueror (also a Viking descendant). These men and women will blaze new paths as they fight for survival in an ever changing and evolving Europe. This is the explosive next chapter of the Vikings legend.

Executive Producer: Michael Hirst (Vikings, The Tudors), Jeb Stuart (The Fugitive, Die Hard, The Liberator) and Morgan O’Sullivan (Vikings, Penny Dreadful).

This won’t be the only big production taking place in the area as it was announced months ago that Apple TV+’s sci-epic The Foundation will be shot at Troy Studios in Limerick, Ireland (started shooting last year).

We’re also hearing that HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is expected to make a big return to Paint Hall/Titanic Studios in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the homestead location of the original series. The spinoff was given a series order last year and will be taking cues from George R.R. Martin’s book Fire and Blood. 

Another big streaming fantasy series, Amazon’s Lord of The Rings, is said to be shooting this year at Auckland Film Studios in Auckland, New Zealand. 

SOURCE: SCREEN IRELAND

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