Is the Norwegian fantasy drama series coming to an end? Here is everything we know so far about Ragnarok Season 4.
It’s finally time to say goodbye to the beloved series, which is the reimagining of Norse mythology, which the fans have enjoyed watching for the last three seasons! Earlier, many viewers were unsure and wanted to know if the show would be renewed or canceled in the future for additional seasons. Now, it is confirmed because if you have been keeping up with the series, then you’ll know that the network is currently airing its third and final season, which was released a few hours ago on August 24, 2023.
There is no doubt left in our minds that if you’re a die-hard fan who has spent so much of their own time watching the seasons over the years, then you might be guessing why the decision to end the show was made! If you’re wondering the same thing, then you’ve come to the right place. For you, we’ve compiled a quick summary of everything you need to know about the current status of the series. Here’s everything we know about Netflix’s Ragnarok Season 4.
Ragnarok: Why is the show not renewed for a fourth season?
The story has come to an end, which makes it abundantly clear that the show will not return for a fourth season, as the third season was always confirmed to be the final chapter. The finale episode of the third season, “Ragnarok,” will be the eighteenth and final episode in the series overall, which is the best way to conclude this beloved drama series created by Adam Price.
The fans should be happy about the fact that the show was not terminated prematurely due to a sudden cancellation, which Netflix tends to do and has abruptly increased the scrapping of many popular shows without giving them another chance to complete the story or at least conclude as a trilogy. Hence, it’s great to know that the series had the full opportunity to incorporate and end the overarching narrative, and we believe it concluded at the appropriate moment without dragging it out anymore.
So, these reasons clearly highlight that the ending was inevitable and bound to occur sometime in the fourth season, which seems like the perfect ending arc, and we support the decision to not drag it out further. In the end, if you miss these characters, viewers can binge-watch the entire franchise to recall and reminisce about all the events that make the show worth watching!
Ragnarok Season 3: What is the final season about?
Ragnarok is set in the fictional Norwegian village of Edda. The series was filmed primarily in the western Norway town of Odda, with a Norwegian cast. Additional filming was done in Denmark. Moreover, the official synopsis of the third and final season states: What do you do when you’re an 18-year-old high school senior in a small town in Norway, and you have realized that you’re the chosen one whose task it is to stand up to an ancient and extremely powerful enemy that keeps not just a whole town but an entire country in an iron grip?
The protagonist, Magne, must attempt to fight this enemy, but how do you keep your cool and make the right choices when you’re a teenager in love, suddenly armed with the world’s mightiest weapon, while at the same time having to figure out who you are? Magne has to weigh every step on his journey from child to adult. As well as navigate the many relations he has finally managed to forge in the small town. But who is — when it all comes down to it — his friend? And who is his enemy?
According to Netflix Tudum, the much-awaited third season of the beloved fantasy series begins with making it clear that the battle is back on! As we get to know that Magne has forged his mightiest weapon yet — a hammer that he names after the one Thor used (Mjölnir). He’s turning to modern tools to fight the Jutuls too, determined to expose their role in a series of deaths and life-threatening illnesses. Meanwhile, Laurits’ allegiance is torn between the opposite ends of his family trees — and he’s enlisted the aid of another supernatural being to help him, an all-powerful sea serpent.
The cast members of the final season with their respective character descriptions are as follows:
- David Stakston (Skam) as Magne Seier, the modern-day embodiment of Thor
- Jonas Strand Gravli (22 July, Wild Men, Wisting) as Laurits, Magne’s half-brother, and also the incarnation of Loki, a shape-shifting god of mischief — and also a member of the Jutul family (a reference to jötunn, a Norse giant and enemy of the gods)
- Henriette Steenstrup (Meglerne, Barn, Pørni) as Turid Seier, mother of Magne and Laurits
- Herman Tømmeraas (Skam, Semester, Stikk) as Fjor Jutul, Magne’s rival, who’s poised to seize the reins of his family’s empire
- Theresa Frostad Eggesbø (Skam, The Comet, November) as Saxa Jutul, Fjor’s sister, whose connection with Magne complicates her relationship with her family
- Synnøve Macody Lund (Headhunters, The Girl in the Spider’s Web) as Ran Jutul, mother of Fjor and Saxa in the family of Jutul
- Bjørn Sundquist (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Dead Snow) as Wotan, who’s helping Magne mount a case against the Jutuls, and is the reincarnation of Odin, king of the gods
The third – and final – season of Ragnarok is now on Netflix! pic.twitter.com/9HmVFuPqFK
— Netflix (@netflix) August 24, 2023
Ragnarok Season 3 Episodes: Where to stream?
The final season of this fantasy drama series reimagining Norse mythology for Netflix consists of six episodes with a runtime of 45 to 55 minutes, which are now available to binge-watch as they were released together on August 24, 2023. We speculate that it has the same count, as it is intended to follow the same framework as the prior seasons to be consistent. *Spoiler’s Alert* The official episode titles and synopsis have also been revealed by Netflix, which we have listed for your consideration below:
Season 3 Episode 1: War Is Over: Bereft of his hammer, Magne continues to battle the Giants while complying with modern rules. But when he breaks a pact, the truce crumbles.
Season 3 Episode 2: Till Death Do Us Part: The Jutuls decide to play along with Magne’s antics to make him more open to Saxa’s plan. Feeling rejected by everyone, Laurits finds support in Jens.
Season 3 Episode 3: Losing My Religion: Under Saxa’s spell, Magne continues to fall further from himself, a perfect distraction for Fjor to enact his vicious plan and set a dangerous trap.
Season 3 Episode 4: My Precious: More vulnerable than ever, Magne requires backup to face his relentless foes. An impossible ultimatum threatens Laurits’ loved ones.
Season 3 Episode 5: A Farewell to Arms: As Magne’s arrogance sows discord among his allies, the gods stand at a crossroads between forging lasting peace or fighting the impending battle.
Season 3 Episode 6: Ragnarok: Despite Edda’s embrace of a new dawn, the young God of Thunder cannot evade the predestined future that awaits.
Ragnarok Season 3 and the prior two seasons are now available to binge-watch exclusively on Netflix, with all previous episodes also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options. The video quality and quantity of screens you can use to stream Netflix simultaneously depend on the package you choose. The basic membership starts at $9.99/month, and the standard membership starts at $15.49/month at no additional cost, with any of their services offered to subscribers around the globe.
Take a look at the official trailer if you haven’t streamed the series yet, as it showcases, “With the lines between good and evil blurred, Magne’s fortitude is about to face its ultimate trial in an epic final battle of gods against giants.” The story of the show has concluded the overall arc from the second season, in which the viewers get to see that Magne has to accept that now that he’s ready for battle, his enemies are too many and too strong. Is there anyone else who, like him, has supernatural powers?
And will he be able to find these people in time? And what happens when it turns out that his little brother, Laurits, is also quite exceptional but that he views the world very differently from Magne? In the second season of Ragnarok, the conflict gets tougher, evil gets more focused, and the choices ever more desperate. In the midst of all this, Magne is faced with the fundamental question: How far are you willing to go in order to save your family?
Tell us in the comments if you’ve begun streaming Ragnarok Season 3 and what you think of the final season.