'Norsemen' Season 3: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's Viking comedy
'Norsemen' is a criminally underrated show. First impressions of the Norwegian/English series don't show so, but minutes into it the hilarious period comedy it is evident it is a brilliant fusion of 'Game of Thrones' and 'Monty Python'.
The international comedy from NRK1 (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's main television channel) is a literal laughing riot. The brilliance of the show could also be credited to the fact that each scene is filmed twice, first in Norwegian for the NRK1 and then in English for worldwide distribution via Netflix.
It has been a long time since Season 2 released on Netflix almost two years ago. Season 3, which is touted to be a prequel, arrives on the streaming service later this month. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming installment.
Season 3 of 'Norsemen' premieres on Netflix on July 22, 2020.
'Norsemen' is set in the small town of Norheim, Norway, circa AD 790. The not-so-functional setup of the period comedy hosts some of the most dysfunctional Vikings. The story covers their day-to-day life and conflict. Season 1 and 2 dealt with disputes with neighboring villages and the rival tribe led by Jarl Varg, and Rufus the slave's constant efforts to revamp the society's culture ("in-bred bastards," as he would say it).
Season 3 is set to chronicle the events that led up to the show's first season. Although official synopsis of Season 3 isn't made available, creators Jon Iver Helgaker and Jonas Torgersen told us in an interview last year that he highly anticipated Season 3 will "tell the story that led up to Season 1".
"We had plotted out most of the story beyond season two, but we could not let go of the urge to tell the story that led up to season one," they said.
The show has everything from power struggles, battles, betrayals, rivalries, friendship and romances to the fight for gender equality, social commentary, and the persistent question of advancing culture.
'Norsemen' boasts of a talented ensemble cast that brings alive the hilarious world of Norheim. With the upcoming season being a prequel, it remains to be seen which characters will be absent since the show begins with Norheim's Vikings returning from pillaging the East. Henrik Mestad stars as Chieftain Olav, Marian Saastad Ottesen as Hildur, Nils Jørgen Kaalstad as Arvid, Kåre Conradi as Orm, Trond Fausa Aurvåg as Rufus, Øystein Martinsen as Kark, Jon Øigarden as Jarl Varg, Kristine Riis as Liv and Bjørn Myrene as Torstein Hund.
The upcoming season will see new additions of Iben Akerlie, Per Christian Ellefsen, Thorbjørn Harr, Jakob Oftebro, Pia Tjelta and Amir Asgharnejad.
Although Silje Torp 's Frøya was killed last season, we expect her to reprise her role since the prequel suggests that she will be raiding and pillaging with the rest of the Vikings.
The show is written and directed by Jon Iver Helgaker and Jonas Torgersen. The first season won the Gullruten award in 2017 for Best Comedy Show, and it was also nominated for Best Sound Production (Peter Clausen and Erling Rein)
The official English trailer for Season 3 is not available yet. MEA WorldWide will update this article when it is. But to get an idea of what Season 3 will entail, you can watch the Norwegian trailer below:
Where to watch
All episodes of Season 3 of 'Norsemen' will be available to stream on Netflix on July 22, 2020. Season 1 and 2 are currently streaming on the site.
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