Netflix has announced Ragnarok, a new six part coming of age drama rooted in Norse mythology and written by Adam Price, the creator and lead writer of the Danish TV political drama Borgen.
The show will be produced by SAM Productions, a Danish screenwriter-based production company.
“It is a great pleasure to have a hand in creating the new Norwegian Netflix series,” said Price.
“We believe that the Nordics have their own voice when it comes to storytelling, and we would like to help prove that with this large-scale series written by a Nordic team with writers from Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
“The series has at its core an issue that not only people in the Nordics but people all over the world in an increasing degree are forced to respond to; our climate, which has in recent years undergone considerable changes.
“The ice caps are melting at a rate no one had anticipated. We go through long periods of drought. The winters are too warm. More and more frequently, we experience extreme cold bursts. In all ways extreme weather conditions.
“The world is changing, and some might claim that we’re headed towards a new Ragnarok. Unless someone intervenes in time… “
Kelly Luegenbiehl, Vice President Originals Europe at Netflix, added: “I’m excited to introduce our new Netflix original from Norway and to bring the story of Norse Mythology to life in a modern-day context.
“Adam Price is such a talented storyteller and we look forward to sharing his amazing work with Netflix audiences around the world”, said Kelly Luegenbiehl, Vice President Originals Europe at Netflix.