Netflix Renews Thor-Inspired Series Ragnarok

Less than five weeks after the first season premiered, Netflix has announced that one of its new shows from 2020 will officially return for a second season. The Norse mythology inspired Ragnarok will officially come back for season 2, though no official premiere date for the series' return was announced. The See What's Next account on Twitter confirmed the news, revealing a teaser poster for the show's next batch of episodes. The coming-of-age drama takes a new spin on Norse mythology featuring a character that is the living embodiment of Thor and an entire family based on the " jötunn," aka Frost Giants from Marvel Comics.

Ragnarok is set in the fictitious Norwegian town of Edda and revolves its citizens who are perhaps not all who they claim to be. The description for hte series from Netflix reads: "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..."

Though primarily featuring a Norwegian that most American audiences wouldn't know by name, the series does feature some character actors fans might recognize like Synnøve Macody Lund from The Girl in the Spider's Web and Fridtjov Såheim from Netflix's Lilyhammer. The series is created by Danish writer/producer Adam Price.

Despite recent competition like Disney+, Netflix is still drawing the most eyes around the country as a new study released by the streaming video-tracking app Reelgood confirms. The site wrote that subscribers are still spending three times as much time on Netflix as they do on Disney+ with 74.8-percent of users with both Netflix and Disney+ using the former more while the remaining 25.2-percent find themselves on Disney+ more.

So far, Disney+ has seen the release of originals like The Mandalorian and Lady and the Tramp, though few others have become major pop culture phenomenons. Despite being dwarfed in overall viewership numbers, Disney+ does boast the most-watched series from either streaming service. Reelgood suggests The Mandalorian is the most-watched series; in fact, it and The Simpsons are the only two Disney+ properties on Reelgood's Top 50 TV Shows from November until now.


Naturally the news of one show being renewed on the streaming service has caused some fans to ask about the status of other shows, whether officially cancelled or not.