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Filming of Vikings: Valhalla starts soon in Ashford Studio

Filming of Vikings: Valhalla starts soon in Ashford Studio

Filming of Vikings: Valhalla starts soon in Ashford Studio

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Netflix's Vikings spin-off series is due to start filming at Ashford Studios in August.

Shooting for Vikings: Valhalla was initially due to start earlier in the year but had to be postponed with the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The hugely successful Viking series was shot in Ashford Studios between 2012 and 2018. Vikings: Valhalla begins 100 years after the conclusion of the original series and follows famed Viking Leif Erikson, who was the first European to travel to North America. Erikson's sister, a Viking warrior, and Harold Harada, a ninth century king of Norway, will also play major roles in the new series. William the Conqueror, the first Norman king of England, will be a main character as well.

Creator Michael Hirst has welcomed news of the return to Ashford Studios.

He said: 'I am so happy that we are returning to Ireland and Ashford Studios in glorious County Wicklow, which has been our home for the last eight years. Our Irish crew, in my opinion, is the best and most professional crew in the world. And it has been a particular joy to me, shared with my producer Morgan O' Sullivan, that we have been able to give continuous employment to many hundreds of Irish men and women.'

Netflix has ordered 24 episodes of the new series.


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