‘Ragnarok’ pays tribute to Thor: the esteemed God of Thunder, which pop culture fans recognize as a beloved character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But the show is a departure from the Avengers storyline and refers directly to Norse mythology where the legend’s origins lie. The series shows Thor reincarnated as a young boy named Magne, who must save the planet from destruction.
The cause of the damage happens to be a row of factories owned by the Jutul family, which are actually giants disguised as mortal humans. Hence, the story of ‘Ragnarok’ unfolds in the fictional Norwegian town of Edda, often haunted by the climate change and pollution caused by the devious Jutuls. Season 1 of the mythological series premiered in early 2020 and fans have been curious about the details of Season 2 of ‘Ragnarok’ ever since. Here’s everything you need to know!
Ragnarok Season 2 Release Date
‘Ragnarok’ season 1 released January 31, 2020 NetflixIt consists of six episodes with a running time of 39-48 minutes each. The first season performed exceptionally well, with a perfect balance between thrilling action scenes and a message that encourages climate awareness. It also accurately portrayed the Norwegian myth, which is why fans had hoped for more.
In March 2020, a few weeks after its premiere on the platform, Netflix confirmed the show’s renewal for a second season. Production of the second season started in September 2020, but there is no official update on the release. However, one can certainly hope it won’t be too long as the recordings are already underway and may end soon. If everything goes as planned, we expect Season 2 of ‘Ragnarok’ to be released sometime in the second half of 2021.
OH MY GODS. Stop what you are doing! Ragnarok season 2 production ⚡ has finally started ⚡ pic.twitter.com/5AiP7EHeId
– Netflix Nordic (@NetflixNordic) September 2, 2020
Ragnarok Season 2 Cast: Who Can Be In It?
David Stakston leads the cast as Magne Seier, a reincarnation of Thor, the brave god of thunder. Jonas Strand Gravli portrays Laurits Seier, Magne’s frivolous brother. Herman Tømmeraas describes the role of Fjor, a teenager who is actually a member of Jötunn’s Jutul family from Norse mythology. Theresa Frostad Eggesbø plays Saxa, the teenage daughter of the Jutul family. Emma Bones stars as Gry, the romantic interest of both Magne and Fjor.
Other cast members include Henriette Steenstrup as Turid Seier, Macody Lund as Ran and Ylva Bjørkås Thedin as Isolde. Almost all protagonists are expected to reprise their roles in the coming season. Gísli Örn Garðarsson may also return as the mighty Vidar, as the character’s death has not yet been confirmed.
Ragnarok Season 2 Story: What can it be about?
In the intense season finale, Magne finally defeats Vidar, the leader of the Jutul family. He manages to harness Thor’s power at the last minute and send lightning waves that bring them both down. Fortunately, Magne’s power doesn’t kill him, but instead lulls him into a temporary state of unconsciousness. However, Vidar’s fate is not revealed.
Season 2 would present more challenges for Magne as he would have to face the rest of the Jutuls. Vidar’s possible death could disturb his family, who would then team up against Magne. The Jutuls could even bring in other gods and giants to support their mission. Magne’s powers could potentially rise to new levels not yet discovered by the young boy. Laurits has been speculated to be Loki’s incarnation, due to his playful demeanor. If season 2 confirms this fact, the story is sure to cause chaos and conflict.
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