Fans fear #VikingsValhalla has been delayed after a COVID-19 scare

VIKINGS: VALHALLA is an upcoming sequel series to the popular historical drama, Vikings. Has the Vikings spin-off been delayed after 'positive' COVID-19 tests?

PUBLISHED: 22:15, Fri, Oct 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 22:15, Fri, Oct 9, 2020

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Vikings: Valhalla is a highly anticipated historical drama series which follows on from the events of Vikings, which airs on History and Prime Video. The new series, which will air on , is set 100 years after the events of its predecessor and, like the original, filming is taking place in Ireland. Express.co.uk has the latest on the filming for the sequel, and when fans can expect the series to be released.

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Has the Vikings Valhalla series release date been delayed?

Fans of Vikings were thrilled to hear another chapter of the story will be told in a new spin-off series, as the original series is due to come to an end in early 2021.

News of Vikings: Valhalla was first announced back in late 2019, and the series has been scheduled for a 2021 release date, although an exact date is yet to be announced.

Filming for the series started in Ireland earlier this year, but it had been suspended due to a number of, what seemed to be, positive coronavirus tests.

The shoot had been taking place at Ashford Studios, but it was put on pause for a week as at the time both cast and crew members had supposedly tested positive.

However it later came to light the team had received a number of false-positive tests, so filming has now resumed.

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Vikings Valhalla: Freydis and HaraldVikings Valhalla: The series will air in 2021 (Image: History/Sky)

Vikings Valhalla: FreydisVikings Valhalla: The character Freydis will appear (Image: History)

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The cast and crew are being tested numerous times a week and anyone who tests positive must quarantine before returning to the set.

The spin-off series was commissioned by last year, and a total of 24 episodes will air on the streaming platform.

Vikings creator Michael Hirst will be working on the series, which tells the stories of some famous figures from the Viking Age.

Leif Eriksson, Freydis, Harald Harada and the famous Norman King William the Conqueror will all fight for their place in history.

According to IMDb the release date is still due to be in 2021, so the coronavirus scare does not seem to have caused too much of a delay.

Vikings Valhalla: King HaraldVikings Valhalla: Harald Finehair must not be mistaken for Harald Hardrada (Image: Sky)

Fans are still waiting to find out more about when the series will air, and Express.co.uk will update this story when an official date is announced.

Not much is known about the casting for the series, but according to the IMDb

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