The cycle of gods and giants has come back around in the new Netflix fantasy series Ragnarok. A new extended trailer was released on Friday, and we are so in for this show!
Most of us have some kind of reference to Ragnarok now, having been witness to the Marvel movie machine. Hopefully, you’ve seen Thor: Ragnarok. If you haven’t, watch it. It’s so good and so funny. But the reference to the actual myth of Ragnarok is not terribly strong in the Marvel movie, except that you understand it is the norse armageddon. And, it is.
Ragnarok shows up Norse Myth in the Poetic Edda, it’s the story of the gods and the giants’ final battle. It is the cataclysmic destruction of everything, only to be reborn again to start the cycle anew. And, in the Netflix version, the cycle starts anew with a moody young Norwegian boy (David Stakston) who moves to a small town called Edda to find that he has unexplainable powers sent down from the gods and giants of old. He also has some unexpected enemies. So cool.
The trailer is full of action, danger and sexy nordic types. It’s like a Scandinavian teen drama/super hero series. What could go wrong?
In a Norwegian town poisoned by pollution and rattled by melting glaciers, the End Times feel all too real. It’ll take a legend to battle an old evil.
Ragnarok starts streaming on Netflix January 31st.