Netflix has confirmed more episodes of its Co Wicklow-filmed series Vikings: Valhalla.

It was previously announced that season two of the hit Vikings spin-off had completed filming at Ashford Studios in Co Wicklow and elsewhere in the county.

Now, it has been confirmed that season three is due to begin filming this spring.

Among the locations featured in season one were Luggala Estate, Avondale, Newtownmountkennedy and Lough Dan.

Vikings: Valhalla has been a ratings hit since it premiered on Netflix last month

Based on the series Vikings created by Michael Hirst, Vikings: Vahalla has been a ratings hit since it debuted on the streaming giant last month.

The spin-off's creator and showrunner, Jeb Stuart, has described its viewing figures as "beyond my wildest expectations".

"I'm thrilled to be able to confirm that we wrapped and are already editing season two and that production will start soon on season three," he continued.

"While the storylines for [characters] Leif, Freydis, Harald, Olaf, Canute and the rest of our amazing cast are secret, I can say without hesitation that their journeys will be even more epic than what you've seen so far."

A further 16 episodes are on the way

Sam Corlett (Leif Eriksson), Frida Gustavsson (Freydis Eriksdotter) and Leo Suter (Harald Sigurdsson), among others, are reprising their roles in the upcoming episodes.

Vikings: Valhalla is set in the early 11th century - over 100 years after the end of the original series.

Netflix says it "chronicles the heroic adventures of some of the most famous Vikings who ever lived - the legendary explorer Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett), his fiery and headstrong sister Freydis Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson), and the ambitious Nordic prince Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter)".

"As tensions between the Vikings and the English royals reach a bloody breaking point and as the Vikings themselves clash over their conflicting Christian and pagan beliefs, these three Vikings begin an epic journey that will take them across oceans and through battlefields, from Kattegat to England and beyond, as they fight for survival and glory," the synopsis adds.

Season three will begin filming soon

Made for the History Channel, Vikings called Ireland home for its six seasons, running from 2013 to 2020.

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