Mythologies always hint at the idea of doomsday. How the world shall descend to anarchy, and humans will soon dissolve into the soil. To support their claims, mythology weaves stories that often look like convincing narratives to deal with this notion. They have always made predictions as to how the world would be in the 21st century and how the end would just be a new beginning of civilization. Such stories that come from the Netherlands and countries lesser known let alone settled, make for good storylines.
One such show was Ragnarok, where a small Norwegian town has been facing problems due to Global warming and shows the direct yet extreme consequences of climate change. The show is officially not returning for a season 4. Want to know why? Here is all we know so far about Ragnarok season 4.
Is Ragnarok Season 4 canceled?
Yes. The makers have confirmed that the third season is the last installment and the show will not be returning for a fresh season. The platform Netflix confirmed this in one of their official statements this time;
“everything has led to this. As an epic final battle of gods against giants draws near, Magne’s fortitude will face its ultimate trial.”
Why is Ragnarok Season 4 canceled?
The following are the reasons for the cancellation of Ragnarok,
- A satisfying ending
- No cliffhanger
- No point in starting a new show around new concepts, as it would add to production costs
- With the Writer’s Strike going on, its best makers do not invite excessive burdens on themselves
- Elaborate show, with eighteen episodes each season
Any hopes for revival?
No, the show does not see any chance of a revival as it would just be another excessive production exercise, which cannot be afforded at the moment.
Is there any spin-off series of Ragnarok?
There are chances for feature films or new spin-off series to come out, something similar to Shadow and Bone, as there are many minor characters to be focused on and more plots to be worked on. Due to the overwhelming response from the audiences, a 7.4/10 IMDb rating, and a 70% Tomatometer score, this Halfdan E composed show has made its name as a cult classic.
Recap of Ragnarok Season 1 to 3:
Originally in Norwegian and dubbed in many languages, the show’s synopsis reads;
“A small Norwegian town experiencing warm winters and violent downpours seems to be headed for another Ragnarok — unless somebody intervenes in time.”
It is a traditional Norse mythology with a contemporary twist where half brothers Magne and Laurits resemble and are portrayed as incarnations of Thor and Loki. The show is set in present-day Edda, which struggles with climate change and pollution from local factories owned by the Jutul family. This new take is a fight back for all those people who are destroying the town, in what they say as the end of the days in Norse mythology.
More series if you liked Ragnarok Season 4:
If Mythological fantasy-drama is your type, then these shows are for you;
- The Vampire Diaries
- The Witcher
- Shadow and Bone
- Blood of Zeus
- The Sandman