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Who is Mariam in Vikings: Valhalla season 2? Meet actor Hayat Kamille

**Warning – Spoilers ahead for Vikings: Valhalla season 2**

Joining series regulars, there is a host of new talent joining the cast of Vikings: Valhalla season 2 on Netflix and we introduce you to Mariam and actor Hayat Kamille.

Fans of the spin-off series will be thrilled to hear that a third season has already been green-lit by Netflix, which was announced alongside the show’s season 2 renewal.

Created by Jeb Stuart for Netflix, Valhalla is a direct sequel to History’s Vikings, set 100 years after. The spin-off describes the tension between the Vikings and the English during the start of the Viking Age and stars Sam Corlett, Frida Gustavsson, Bradley Freegard, and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson.

Who is Mariam in Vikings: Valhalla season 2?

Mariam is introduced as an astronomer from Constantinople, who now researches stars and meteors in the North. 

First appearing in season 2 episode 3, Mariam saved Leif from the cold in Novgorod and the pair later enter into a romantic relationship.

Mariam gave Leif his first look at a book, observing her book of ideas, and she is later found out to be a Muslim in episode 4 while they traveled to Constantinople.

Vikings: Valhalla – Cr. Bernard Walsh/Netflix © 2022

Meet Hayat Kamille

In addition to joining the Vikings: Valhalla season 2 cast, Hayat Kamille’s acting career began back in 2012 when she was involved in a series of short films.

The actor’s first mainstream roles were in the 2016 television shows Tyrant and Letters from Baghdad, preceding a role credited as ‘voice talent’ in Ubisoft’s 2017 game Assassin’s Creed: Origins.

Kamille also had a small role in the show, Ransom, and appeared in Kenneth Branagh’s murder mystery film series entries, Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile, playing two different characters.

How many episodes in Vikings: Valhalla season 2?

Vikings: Valhalla season 2 has eight episodes on offer, matching the episode count of its freshman season.

Each installment lasts between 44–59 minutes in length and all episodes dropped at the same time on January 13, 2023.

Below, we have included an episode guide complete with titles:

  • Episode 1: The Web of Fate
  • Episode 2: Towers of Faith
  • Episode 3: Pieces of the Gods
  • Episode 4: The Thaw
  • Episode 5: Birth and Rebirth
  • Episode 6: Leap of Faith
  • Episode 7: Pecheneg
  • Episode 8: The Reckoning
Vikings: Valhalla – Cr. Bernard Walsh/Netflix © 2022

By Jo Craig – [email protected]

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Jo Craig is a staff writer at GRV Media reporting pop culture content on Forever Geek and brainstorming with the HITC Entertainment team. After nearly a decade in the game, Jo finds dissecting Marvel trailers for hours standard practice and still finds time to review, analyse, and research film, anime, video games and everything on the nerdy spectrum. Maintaining a strong social media presence, Jo’s passion for contributing to the geek culture community is a staple in their work and the spark behind vibrant discussions with comrades, even though some disagree that The Lord of the Rings is the best franchise.

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