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Ragnarok Season 3 Release Date, Cast And Plot - What We Know So Far

"Ragnarok" is a fantasy drama that everyone's binging on Netflix, thanks to its fresh approach to Norse mythology. Instead of portraying the Norse gods and their adversaries solely as ancient characters that have been at it for ages, the show adds a reincarnation twist to the basic premise. This allows "Ragnarok" to become a superhero origin story of sorts, in which young Magne (David Stakston) learns to his shock that he's the thunder god Thor. With his newfound powers, he has to prevent the end of the world by taking on ancient giants that attempt to trigger a climate change Ragnarok, and disguise themselves as a wealthy human family. 

The Norse Netflix show isn't shy about introducing new elements of mystery and mayhem in the plot, and by the time "Ragnarok" Season 2 ends, the small town of Edda is teeming with mythological figures on collision course. Now, all the viewers need is a third season that shows how the conflict between the gods and their enemies unfolds. Let's take a look at what we know about the release date, cast and plot of "Ragnarok" Season 3 so far. 

What is the release date for Ragnarok Season 3?

The first two seasons of "Ragnarok" have both been fairly short and sweet — just six impactful episodes each. Presumably, this will also apply to Season 3, so you can get an idea of how long its production will take by looking at the premiere dates of the previous seasons. Since Season 1 was released on January 31, 2020, and Season 2 dropped on May 27, 2021, it's probably fair to expect "Ragnarok" Season 3 sometime in the latter half of 2022 ... assuming, of course, that Netflix greenlights it. 

See, that's the catch. Netflix is yet to officially renew "Ragnarok" for a third season, so as it stands, the future of the show is somewhat uncertain. Still, there's no need to be worried just yet. After all, Season 2 dropped very recently, and since it introduced a great many important players and plot points, there's plenty of hope that the streaming platform will eventually announce the good news.

Who is in the cast of Ragnarok Season 3?

There's no reason to believe that anyone still standing at the end of "Ragnarok" Season 2 won't return for the potential Season 3. The key characters are obviously Magne (David Stakston) and his half-brother Laurits (Jonas Strand Gravli), the modern-day incarnation of Loki. You can also expect their newly discovered fellow gods — such as Iman (Danu Sunth) — to return, as well as all the major human characters. 

The Jutul family of apocalypse-happy, super-rich mythological giants will almost certainly be back, as well — though it looks like they'll have to do without their nominal patriarch, Vidar (Gísli Örn Garðarsson), who met a surprising end partway through Season 2. The powerful Saxa (Theresa Frostad Eggesbø) seems to side with Magne in the Season 2 finale, but Fjor (Herman Tømmeraas) and Ran (Synnøve Macody Lund) are very much in the villain game. With Laurits (at least briefly) in their corner, there's no telling what they're capable of. 

There's no word on any new characters yet, and there likely won't be any cool casting news until Season 3 is confirmed. Still, there are plenty more gods and their adversaries in the Norse mythology than "Ragnarok" has shown so far, and there's no telling just how many new ones the season has in store. 

What is the plot of Ragnarok Season 3?

"Ragnarok" Season 1 mostly deals with Magne's awakening powers and his struggles against the Jutul family, while Season 2 turns up the heat by introducing viewers to a whole host of other reincarnations of Norse gods. It also confirms that Magne's half-brother, Laurits, is indeed the embodiment of Loki the trickster. Perhaps inevitably, the sophomore season's finale ends with the siblings in full conflict, as Magne betrays Laurits' trust, and the latter's machinations release the deadly Jörmungandr — the Thor-killing world serpent. 

Assuming that Season 3 will follow its predecessor's lead and start right where the ending of "Ragnarok" Season 2 left things, Magne and the other reincarnated gods are surely in a world of trouble, even with their possible alliance with Saxa. Not only are the remaining Jutuls as destructive as ever, but Laurits is now firmly in the anti-Magne camp, and his lethal "tapeworm" is now roaming free. Even without taking all the inevitable new threats into account, it's probably safe to say that "Ragnarok" Season 3 will be an incredibly dangerous one for the protagonists.