‘The Rain’ is a post-apocalyptic Danish TV show (Netflix Original) about a pair of siblings who emerge from their bunker six years after a rain-borne virus has wiped out most of Scandinavia, to discover all traces of civilization long gone. Created by Jannik Tai Mosholt, Esben Toft Jacobsen, and Christian Potalivo, ‘The Rain’ stars Alba August, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, and Lukas Løkken. ‘The Rain’ season 1 and season 2 are both quite popular with audiences who follow the genre, and fans are currently gearing up for season 3, which airs on Netflix starting today.
If you’re looking for other binge-worthy post-apocalyptic TV shows that are similar to The Rain, here’s our definitive list of the 10 best shows that feature edge-of-the-seat, fight-to-survive, end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it storylines. You can watch several of these shows like The Rain on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
In the not-too-distant future, Los Angeles has been invaded by outside forces and some of the residents have chosen to work with the invaders, thus causing a rift through the city. The story centers around the survival of former FBI agent Will Bowman and his family in this dark new world order.
09. Z Nation
If you’re into zombie apocalypses and action-filled dark comedies, then Z Nation is the perfect pick for you. It follows the story of Murphy, the only known human to survive the zombie infection and mankind’s only hope for a cure vaccine, and the ragtag group of survivors who are assigned with the task of transporting Murphy safely from New York to a facility in California.
08. Lost in Space
For space-junkies, ‘Lost in Space’ is a fun ride. A family of space colonists is stranded on a strange hostile planet due to a rift in the space-time continuum. Now they must battle aliens to escape to safety.
A Portuguese series on Netflix, this show depicts life in a dystopian post-apocalyptic wasteland where most people live in poverty in a place called The Inland. Every year, each 20-year-old gets a chance to take a test and get selected to live on a virtual paradise, The Offshore. Only 3% of youngsters pass the test and join the elite on the paradise island. The newest resident on The Offshore is our protagonist, a naive young woman with no family and a strong sense of justice.
06. Fear The Walking Dead
‘The Walking Dead’ started off with Deputy Sheriff Rick Grymes waking up from a coma to find himself in a world where dead people feast on the living and make them dead. It does not show us how the zombie apocalypse came about. That’s where ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ comes in. This show follows a family as they fight to survive in a world quickly becoming full of zombies and also takes us back to how the end of the world started.
05. The Mist
This show is based on a horror novella by Stephen King, so you know it’s bound to be pretty good. Set in the small town of Bridgeville, Maine, the story follows the residents as they fight strange predatory creatures that are unleashed by an eerie mist that cuts them off from the rest of the world and the rules of society break down.
04. The Society
Busloads of high school teens are forced to return from a camping trip due to bad weather but their town is completely devoid of any adults. Without the adults, the teens scramble to establish order and form alliances in order to survive. This show is a modern take on the classic book “Lord of the Flies”.
03. The Walking Dead
Everyone’s favorite show set in a zombie apocalypse. Your number one guide to surviving in a world dominated by brain-dead people-eating corpses, should that ever happen. Enough said.
02. The 100
After the Earth has been rendered unlivable after a nuclear conflict, Humanity (what remains of it) survives in a spaceship that’s running low on oxygen. In order to survive, a group of 100 delinquents is sent to the Earth after 97 years as an experiment to see if the planet is habitable again.
In a small German town, when two children go missing mysteriously near a dark cave, four families are forced to face the dark secrets that are buried in their fractured and convoluted past. This series has seen explosive popularity this year on Netflix and is a must-watch.
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