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Netflix renews ‘Ragnarok,’ the Norse mythology teen drama

Good news for fans of Teen Thor!

Mar 5, 2020, 8:43 am

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Gavia Baker-Whitelaw 

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Ragnarok, Netflix‘s Norwegian teen drama about modern-day viking deities, just got renewed for a second season.

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The show stars two brothers who discover they’re modern-day incarnations of the Norse gods Thor and Loki, going up against a family of evil, superpowered Jötunn in their town. Season 1 must have been an immediate hit, because Netflix announced a second season just five weeks after it came out.

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Netflix also released some fun graphics spelling out “Oh my god,” showing the main characters’ supernatural alter-egos in their shadows.

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Ragnarok is kind of a surprise hit: a Norwegian-language drama with a relatively unknown cast, and no particular promotional push from Netflix. It may well have benefited from an audience familiar with the Marvel franchise, were modernized versions of Thor and Loki also play a major role.

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*First Published: Mar 5, 2020, 8:43 am