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New Scandinavian post-apocalyptic series The Rain comes to Netflix

Posted by Rich Cross on May 13, 2018

The Rain - poster two - Netflix 2018

NEW SCANDINAVIAN POST-APOCALYPTIC drama The Rain has just launched on the subscription-based Netflix platform.

The Rain is set six years after a brutal virus wipes out most of Scandinavia’s population, and follows two siblings who emerge from their bunker sanctuary to join a band of young survivors seeking safety and answers in a ruined and almost empty world.

This Netflix original YA (young adult) drama is filmed in its native Danish language, and made available with subtitles – including English language subtitles. The eight episode first season was filmed at locations in Denmark and Sweden, with production commencing in June 2017.

Early episodes of the show have been reviewed in The Guardian, on the Digital Spy site, on the Vulture site, by The Express newspaper, on the IndieWire site, and by many others.

Set free from their collective past and societal rules the group has the freedom to be who they want to be. In their struggle for survival, they discover that even in a post-apocalyptic world there’s still love, jealousy, coming of age, and many of the problems they thought they’d left behind with the disappearance of the world they once knew.

Who will you be when the rain comes?

The Rain is the first Danish original series for Netflix and launches in Spring 2018.

The Rain is created by Jannik Tai Mosholt (Borgen, Rita, Follow the Money), Esben Toft Jacobsen (The Great Bear, Beyond Beyond) and Christian Potalivo (Dicte, The New Tenants, Long Story Short) and stars Alba August (Reliance, Jordskott and Unga Astrid), Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (A Royal Affair, The Legacy), Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen (Tidsrejen, Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes), Lars Simonsen (The Bridge, Brotherhood), Iben Hjejle (Dicte, High Fidelity), Angela Bundalovic (Dark Horse, Blood Sisters), Sonny Lindberg (The Legacy, Anti), Jessica Dinnage (The Guilty, The Man), Lukas Løkken (One-Two-Three Now!) and Johannes Kuhnke (Force Majeure).

The Rain, series one. Netflix 2018. Rated 15.

The Rain - poster one - Netflix 2018

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