Netflix begins production on Ragnarok Season 2
Staff Reporter | On 05, Sep 2020
Production has officially begun on Season 2 of Netflix’s Ragnarok.
From the writer of Borgen, the coming-of-age drama builds on, and contributes to, a new angle on Norse mythology. The second season will pick up where the first season left: What do you do when you’re a 17 year-old high schooler who has just learned that you’re up against an ancient and extremely powerful enemy that is holding an entire town, perhaps even an entire country, in an iron grip?
Magne has to accept that now that he’s ready for battle, his enemies are too many and too strong. Is there anyone else who, like him, has supernatural powers? And will he be able to find these people in time? In the second season of Ragnarok, the conflict gets tougher, evil gets more focused, and the choices ever more desperate. In the midst of all this, Magne is faced with the fundamental question: How far is he willing to go in order to save his family?
The six-part Norwegian-language series is produced by SAM Productions and created and written by Adam Price and Emilie Lebech Kaae. The cast includes David Stakston (Magne), Danu Suntharasigamany (Iman), Jonas Strand Gravli (Laurits), Theresa Frostad Eggesbø (Saxa), Herman Tømmeraas (Fjor), Emma Bones (Gry), Henriette Steenstrup, Odd-Magnus Williamson, Synnøve Macody Lund, Bjørn Sundquist and Gísli Örn Garðarsson. New cast members are Vebjørn Enger (Jens), Benjamin Helstad (Harry), Billie Barker (Signy), Jesper Malm (Odd Moland) and Espen Sigurdsen (Halvor Lange).
Season 2 is expected to premiere in 2021.
Netflix renews Ragnarok for Season 2
5th March 2020
Netflix has renewed Ragnarok for a second season.
The super-powered coming-of-age thriller hails from the creator of Borgen, Adam Price, who builds upon and contributes a new and surprising angle to Norse mythology. Set in the small, fictitious town of Edda, where the locals are not all who they claim to be, it sees the human race facing a drastically changing world: melting poles, warm winters, violent downpours. Are the giants responsible? And does someone has the ability to intervene and stop them?
The cast includes David Stakston as Magne, who appears to be growing in supernatural powers, arousing the suspicion of his brother Laurits (Jonas Strand Gravli). Other Season 1 cast members include Theresa Frostad Eggesbø (Saxa), Herman Tømmeraas (Fjor), Emma Bones (Gry), Henriette Steenstrup, Odd-Magnus Williamson, Synnøve Macody Lund, Bjørn Sundquist and Gísli Örn Garðarsson.
Not all of them will return, but with the six-part first season only landing a few weeks ago, Netflix’s early renewal indicates a confidence on the world being built and the cliffhanger left by the Season 1 finale.
Behind the camera, the series is produced by SAM Productions, with Price serving as writer and executive producer, alongside executive producer Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen (Antichrist, Melancholia), producer Stine Meldgaard Madsen (Pros and Cons, Something’s Rockin’), script executive Emilie Lebech Kaae and director Mogens Hagedorn.
Netflix announced the renewal on Twitter, with new images teasing the expanding mythology that underpins the ensemble of enigmatic antagonists.
This was only the beginning. Season 2 is coming. pic.twitter.com/oC8ZGFgqr2
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) March 4, 2020