After a successful first season, fans of the Norwegian series Ragnarok will be hoping for a season two. Soon after the release in March 2020, we got confirmation that Ragnarok has been renewed for season 2. Here’s what we know so far.
Ragnarok is a Norwegian Netflix Original drama series created by Adam Price and produced by SAM Productions. The Original is only the second full Norwegian Netflix series and is already looking like one of the most popular dramas to come from the region.
Has Netflix renewed Ragnarok for a second season?
Official Netflix Renewal Status: Renewed (Last Updated: 04/03/2020)
Just a few weeks after its Netflix release, Netflix confirmed that a second season would be on the way. The streaming service released several pictures across its various accounts to announce the series.
The See What’s Next account (that is Netflix’s main announcement vehicle) posted a single picture.
— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) March 4, 2020
Netflix’s NX account that is about sci-fi and anime then posted four images teasing a second season.
This was only the beginning. Season 2 is coming. pic.twitter.com/oC8ZGFgqr2
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) March 4, 2020
It should not be a huge surprise it got renewed for a second season.
The trailer for Ragnarok has a whopping 3.7 million hits on YouTube so far, which is an incredible number for a Nordic Original, or any Original for that matter.
According to the information provided by Statista, there are over 750,000 Netflix subscribers in Norway. Ragnarok is only the second full Norwegian Netflix Original so we expect the audience count in the Scandinavian nation to be very high. If you include the remaining nations in the region (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden), this brings the total subscribers to around 4 million. These figures are important, as Ragnarok could be watched by millions of subscribers within the first month.
The series has performed well given the limited metrics we’re able to see. The series reached the top 5 on Netflix UK.
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— What's on Netflix (@whatonnetflix) February 5, 2020
What to expect from season 2 of Ragnarok on Netflix
In the climax of the first season, Magne finally fought the giant Vidar, the leader of the Jutul family. Just when all hope seemed lost, Magne was able to call upon the power of Thor and summoned a huge lightning bolt to strike himself and Vidar. What could have killed Magne appears to have left him unconscious but the fate of Vidar is yet to be revealed.
Magne will likely have to fight the remaining Jutuls eventually, despite Fjor wanting to be a better person. The Jutul family are the only giants we’ve seen so far, but if Vidar’s death has a huge impact on their race then we can expect to see a few more giants and potentially other gods show up. The young warrior is still discovering his powers, and we can expect him to get even stronger.
Laurits has proven himself to be quite the joker, heavily hinting that he is, in fact, the incarnation of Loki. If he is to gain powers in the second season, we can expect to see all kinds of chaos ensue. In Norse mythology, Loki is recognized as the ‘trickster God’ despite the fact that he is a giant. There could be a potential conflict between Magne and Laurits if his true heritage is revealed.
Ragnarok season 2 Netflix release date
With an early renewal, it’s likely the series will keep to an annual schedule, plus or minus a few months.
A ton of effort went into the production of making Ragnarok, and to capture that magic a second time SAM Productions will need plenty of time to produce a second season.
We’re currently expecting season 2 to arrive on Netflix at some point in 2021.
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