[Updated 27 May, 2021]
So let’s talk about Season 2. To be honest, Season 1 took ages for me to kick in and it wasn’t until all cards were on the table after a 10 hour binge, Vidar and Magne go head to head in battle and the show finally showed us where they were going. If you’re not familiar with Norse mythology, some of the referencing may have gone over your head too. As Season 2 kicks off, what’s great about it is the assembly of the team and a special guest appearance from Odin who leads the team that have been assembled to fight alongside Magne. Mystic superpowers are unveiled and in time for pride month, we get more of an insight into Laurits’ character who sets up the stage for next season as his paternity reveals him to be half Giant! Adding to the complex dynamics are the shifting alliances and sibling rivalries. Fjor and Saxa who fight for control of Jutul Industries using their half brother and enemy to serve their agendas, while Magne and Laurits discover they are natural enemies in which the prophecy destines one brother to kill the other in order for good to triumph. One theme that is hinted throughout the season is that of Ran, matriarch of the giants beginning to feel human emotion, whether that is a weakness or not, is yet to be seen.
In comparison to the first season, there was a better balance of the high school drama and coming of age story with the fantasy, offering more action embellishing old mythology into modern everyday life in which we are literally watching Thor go through puberty.
The filming of brand new Norwegian Netflix Original Ragnarok has just begun in Odda, Norway. The cast (Pictured L-R): Herman Tømmeraas, Ylva Bjørkaas Thedin,Theresa Frostad Eggesbø, Emma Bones, Jonas Strand Gravli and David Stakston includes David Stakston, Jonas Strand Gravli, Theresa Frostad Eggesbø, Herman Tømmeraas And Emma Bones. The series is created by award winning writer, Adam Price, and produced by SAM productions. Ragnarok will launch exclusively on Netflix in 2020.
Ragnarok is a coming-of-age drama building on and contributing to a new and surprising angle on Norse mythology. The series is set in the small, fictitious town of Edda, situated in the grand, breathtaking Norwegian nature. The story revolves around the inhabitants of Edda, who are perhaps not all who they claim to be. With them, we experience a drastically changing world: melting poles, warm winters, violent downpours. Some might say we’re headed for yet another Ragnarok. Unless someone intervenes in time…
The six part Norwegian language series is produced by SAM Productions, a Danish screenwriter-based production company. Adam Price functions as creator, writer and executive producer and is joined by the Norwegian co-executive producer and writer Simen Alsvik (Lilyhammer, Neste Sommer), executive producer Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen (Antichrist, Melancholia) and producer Stine Meldgaard Madsen (Pros and Cons, Something’s Rockin’).
The cast of Ragnarok also includes Henriette Steenstrup, Odd-Magnus Williamson, Synnøve Macody Lund, Line Verndal, Fridtjov Såheim, Bjørn Sundquist and Gísli Örn Garðarsson.
Magne – David Stakston (previously David Alexander Sjøholt)
19 year old David starred in the successful series SKAM as Magnus Fossbakken. The character Magnus is an outstanding portrait of being young, and David managed to make his character relatable for all teenagers in Scandinavia by not being so perfect.
Laurits – Jonas Strand Gravli
In just two years, 27 year old Jonas has landed several leading roles as in the TV-series Wisting, the Netflix film 22 July and Academy Award Nominee Esben Sandberg’s Amundsen.
Saxa – Theresa Frostad Eggesbø
At just 21, Theresa has already had the lead role in the Norwegian feature film Kometen (The Comet). She moved to Liverpool in order to pursue her music career, meanwhile she continued acting and delivered an amazing performance in the Danish Short Film November, where she won the “Best Acting” prize at Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Festival.
Fjor – Herman Tømmeraas
21 year old Herman is an actor, dancer and model. After starring as Christoffer Schistad (also known as Penetrator-Chris) in SKAM, his Instagram exploded and now 1,7 million people follow his everyday life and projects. His latest project was the NRK series, Semester in which he plays the main character.
Gry – Emma Bones
19 years old
Emma had her breakthrough in the award-winning and popular NRK-series Heimebane. She plays the strong, loving but independent daughter of the main character Helena Mikkelsen.