[Video] Ragnarok | Official Trailer | Netflix

Netflix has released the first full trailer for their upcoming teen supernatural series Ragnarok. And no, we’re not talking about that Ragnarok. This new series hails from Norway and is the brainchild of Scandinavian creator Adam Price (Borgen).

The synopsis for Ragnarok reads: “The story revolves around the inhabitants of Edda, who are perhaps not all who they claim to be. 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…”

As we can see from the trailer, the series follows the arrival of two brothers to the small town of Edda, where they discover newfound abilities and a dangerous threat to the environment. Magne (David Stakston) and his brother Laurits (Jonas Strand Gravli) are new in town, and their arrival appears to portend big changes. We learn that Laurits has skipped a few grades, while his big brother Magne finds himself possessing super strength.

The series is based on the mythological tale of Ragnarök, from the Poetic Edda, a collection of 13th century poems (or possibly older) which tells of the destruction of the world in a battle between the Norse gods and giants. The gods are represented by familiar faces like Odin, Thor, Heimdall, and other royals of Asgard, while the Giants (Jötnar), are aided by trickster god Loki. Oh, and there’s a giant serpent that causes the tides to rise and the world to quake. You know, standard apocalypse stuff. Ragnarok

premieres on Netflix on January 31st.

 

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