Stay dry, stay alive, in Netflix’s teaser for Danish series: apocalyptic thriller The Rain.

The show takes place six years after a rain-carried virus has wiped out almost all of humanity in Scandinavia.

“Two Danish siblings emerge from the safety of their bunker to find all remnants of civilization gone,” according to the streamer’s description.

They join a group of young survivors, and set out through an abandoned Scandinavia, searching for signs of life. Set free from their collective past and societal rules the group has the freedom to be who they want to be.

Which is a recipe for drama:

“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.”

The series stars Alba August, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen and Lars Simonsen (The Bridge, and is created by Jannik Tai Mosholt (Borgen), Esben Toft Jacobsen and Christian Potalivo.

The Rain is Netflix’s first original production in Denmark, and follows the success of German horror series Dark. It’s set to debut in the spring.


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