‘The Rain’ Teaser: Stay Dry, Stay Alive In This Danish Post-Apocalyptic Series
“The Rain” is an upcoming Netflix original series about a group of kids facing the post-apocalypse in Denmark. From the looks of its trailer, it’s part “Walking Dead,” part “Stranger Things,” and part any given CW show. Here’s the official synopsis from Netflix: The world as we know it has ended. In Netflix’s post-apocalyptic YA thriller, two Danish siblings emerge from the safety of their bunker six years after a brutal virus carried by the rain wipes out almost all humans in Scandinavia. After realizing all remnants of civilization are gone, they join a group of young survivors and together set out on a danger-filled quest through an abandoned Scandinavia, searching for any signs of life. 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, and many of the coming of age dilemmas they thought they’d left behind with the disappearance of the world they once knew. “The Rain” is Netflix’s first original series from Denmark. It should make for a good companion series for Netflix’s underseen “3%,” another “Hunger Games-y” YA show, the second season of which is due to drop on April 27, 2018. “The Rain” is created by Jannik Tai Mosholt (“Borgen,” “Rita“), Esben Toft Jacobsen, and Christian Potalivo. It stars Alba August, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (“A Royal Affair“), Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Lars Simonsen (“The Bridge,”), Iben Hjejle, Angela Bundalovic, Sonny Lindberg, Jessica Dinnage, Lukas Løkken, and Johannes Kuhnke (“Force Majeure“). “The Rain'”s first season hits Netflix on May 4.