‘The Rain’ is a Danish post-apocalyptic drama series that imbibes elements of psychological thrillers and science fiction. The series airs on Netflix and first premiered on May 4, 2018. Created by Jannik Tai Mosholt, Esben Toft Jacobsen, and Christian Potalivo, the show is backed by Miso Film. Christian Potalivo is the producer, while Peter Bose and Jonas Allen are on board as the executive producers.
The plot revolves around two siblings who must embark on a journey in the search of safety, once most of the population is wiped out by a brutal virus. The series has mostly been shot in Denmark. Fans have come to take a quick liking to the apocalyptic tones of the show, and critics too have lauded it for its content and handling in the initial season. ‘The Rain’ is part of Netflix’s plan to expand its repository and include good foreign shows, based on the content they have to offer. Some of the notable additions in Netflix’s list have been ‘Dark‘, a German show, and ‘La Casa de Papel‘ or ‘Money Heist’, a Spanish series.
The Rain Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘The Rain’ comprises of Danish stars, led by Alba August as Simone Andersen. The tight cast also includes Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen in the role of Rasmus Andersen, Lukas Løkken as Patrick, and Jessica Dinnage as Lea. The main cast is bolstered by the presence of recurring characters.
Hopefully, in the upcoming season, if it happens, we will see the main cast return, and perhaps new characters will be thrown into the mix, who will make the adventure all the more interesting for the siblings.
The Rain Plot: What is it about?
The main plot of ‘The Rain’ focuses on the world as we know it having come to an end, due to a rain-carried virus that wiped out nearly everybody in Scandinavia. Six years after that event, two Danish siblings emerge from the safety of the bunker where they have been staying. After discovering all remnants of civilization gone, they join a group of fellow young survivors, and together they head out on a danger-filled quest throughout the abandoned land in search of signs of life. The survivors think they have been set free from societal rules of the past, but they quickly find that even in a post-apocalyptic world there is love, jealousy and other coming-of-age dilemmas that young people have always faced.