While the water-sustaining trickle of rain is usually a welcome sound in survival scenarios, Netflix’s The Rain trailer is ready to give that concept a frightening new apocalyptic spin. The series, manifesting as Netflix’s first original production for Denmark, will arrive stateside after the streaming giant recently scored a subtitle-strewn hit (yielding a quick Season 2 renewal,) with the German horror series, Dark.
Now, the first look at this showery apocalypse series is here with The Rain trailer!
The Rain Trailer
Gene Kelly couldn’t have possibly imagined a scenario in which singing in the rain can lead to the instant contraction of a virus potent enough to wipe out the human race. Yet, The Rain trailer depicts such a fate for the world, focused on the struggle of a group of young survivors in Denmark, huddled together in a bunker, living a life in which going outside requires the fashion statement of a HAZMAT suit during cloudy days.
Desolate images of the rain-riddled world contrast with the drama amongst the gutsy youths. However, a bit of luck will be needed after circumstances force them to brave the deadly droplets on a journey across Scandinavia to find a new home.
The Rain Story
Here’s the official synopsis of the series:
The world as we know it has ended. Six years after a brutal virus carried by the rain wiped out almost all humans in Scandinavia, two Danish siblings emerge from the safety of their bunker to find all remnants of civilization gone. Soon they join a group of young survivors and together set out on a danger-filled quest through abandoned Scandinavia, searching for any sign 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, coming of age, and many of the problems they thought they’d left behind with the disappearance of the world they once knew.
The Rain is the creation of the trio of Jannik Tai Mosholt, Christian Potalivo and Esben Toft Jacobsen. Its cast consists of names such as Alba August, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen and Mikkel Boe Følsgaard.
The Rain Release Date
The Rain has yet to receive the forecast of a release date. However, Netflix is teasing “Spring 2018,” which isn’t that far away.