Ragnarok: a thunderous clash of modernity and mythology (Netflix: season 3 trailer).

As the third and final season of Netflix’s Norwegian fantasy drama “Ragnarok” approaches, it’s time to take a moment to appreciate the storm that this series has been. A delightful blend of Norse mythology and contemporary environmental issues, “Ragnarok” has been nothing short of a thrilling rollercoaster ride, with a dash of wry humor and a generous helping of Scandinavian charm.

Set in the fictional Norwegian town of Edda, the series presents a modern-day reimagining of Norse mythology. The town, plagued by climate change and industrial pollution, is under the control of the Jutul family, who are not your average millionaires but four Jötunn (supernatural beings) posing as a family. The plot thickens when Magne, a seemingly ordinary teenager, discovers that he is the reincarnation of Thor, the Norse god of thunder.

The series, which premiered in January 2020, has been a refreshing addition to Netflix’s international roster. It’s the streaming giant’s third Norwegian-language TV series, following “Home for Christmas” and “Lilyhammer,” and it has certainly made its mark.

The second season saw Magne rallying more allies, all reincarnations of various Norse gods, to his cause. The battle lines were drawn, and the stage was set for an epic showdown between the gods and the giants. The season ended with a cliffhanger, leaving fans eagerly awaiting the third season.

The upcoming season, confirmed to be the final one, is set to release on August 24, 2023. Herman Tømmeraas, who plays the high-school-age “son” Fjor in the Jutul family, confirmed the news. The anticipation is palpable, and the stakes have never been higher.

The cast of “Ragnarok” is a mix of seasoned actors and fresh faces, all of whom have delivered stellar performances. David Stakston shines as Magne, the high school student turned god of thunder, while Jonas Strand Gravli brings a mischievous charm to the role of Laurits, Magne’s half-brother and the reincarnation of Loki. The Jutul family, played by Herman Tømmeraas, Theresa Frostad Eggesbø, Synnøve Macody Lund, and Gísli Örn Garðarsson, are suitably menacing and intriguing.

As we gear up for the final season of “Ragnarok,” it’s worth appreciating the series for what it is: a unique blend of mythology and modernity, a compelling drama with a dash of wry humor, and a thought-provoking commentary on environmental issues. It’s been a thunderous ride, and we can’t wait to see how it ends. So, grab your Mjölnir, and brace yourself for the final clash. The Ragnarok is upon us!

Ragnarok (Netflix TV series).
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Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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