In a Norwegian town threatened by pollution and melting glaciers, the apocalypse feels all too real. “It’ll take a legend to battle an old evil” – that’s the intriguing premise of Ragnarok, the critically acclaimed Norwegian fantasy drama series on Netflix that reimagines Norse mythology. It takes place in the current day in a fictional town in Western Norway plagued by factories owned by a local family.
The series premiered in January 2020, with a second season released in May of this year. It’s Netflix’s third Norwegian-language series, following Home for Christmas (which is also hot for a third season) and Lilyhammer – which already has three seasons under its belt. Ragnarok is produced by the Danish production company SAM Productions and quickly gained a following after the first installment. This probably took some by surprise – especially since some Norwegian media outlets didn’t exactly praise the show. Thankfully, the powers that be listened to the fans and soon renewed the Nordic original for a second season. Let’s take a closer look at the series’ potential beyond its most recent offering. What might a third season look like?