Netflix has renewed the post-apocalyptic drama The Rain for a second season.
It's expected to enter production later this year, with a launch in 2019. Netflix’s first Danish original series, The Rain follows a group of young people trying to survive in Scandinavia after a virus carried by the rain threatens to wipe out civilization.
At the core of the story are two Danish siblings, Simone (Alba August) and Rasmus (Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen), who are searching for their father, a scientist who may hold the secret to saving humanity. The first season ends on a cliffhanger, with Rasmus, initially one of the few people immune to the virus, turned into a carrier following experiments by a secret organization that seeks to weaponize it.
“We’re really excited to team up with the talented cast and our team of amazing creators for another season,” Kelly Luegenbiehl, vice president of international originals for Netflix, said in a statement. “The Rain has a relatable and human story at its core and touches on universal themes everyone can identify with. The fact that Season 1 reached audiences all over the world, proves once again that strong stories can transcend borders.”
Created by Jannik Tai Mosholt, Esben Toft Jacobsen, and Christian Potalivo, Netflix's The Rain stars Alba August, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Lars Simonsen, Sonny Lindberg, Jessica Dinnage, Lukas Løkken, and Johannes Kuhnke. Season 1 is now available for streaming on Netflix.