After the German language series Dark, Netflix is all set to bring a Scandinavian thriller series for its audiences. Its upcoming series The Rain is the streaming service’s first co-production with Denmark. It is co-created by Jannik Tai Mosholt, the man behind hugely popular political series Borgen, Danish political drama television series. Mosholt has created the series along with Esben Toft Jacobsen and Christian Potalivo.
Six years after a brutal virus wiped out almost all humans in Scandinavia, two Danish siblings on a search for safety only guided by their father’s notebook about the virus and the hazards of this new world. They join another group of young survivors, who quickly realise that the real danger comes from within.
The official description of the series throws more light on its premise. Set free from the rules of civilized society, each of the young members of the group has the freedom to be who they want to be, but they all struggle with their inner selves, and the fact that even in a post-apocalyptic world there’s love, jealousy, coming of age, and every problem they thought they’d left behind with the disappearance of the world as they knew it.
The star cast includes Mikkel Boe Folsggard (famous for his portrayal of King Christian VII in the A Royal Affair), Alba August (2017 terrorism TV series Below The Surface), Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen (Tidsrejsen), Lars Simonsen (The Bridge, Brotherhood). Other cast members include Iben Hjejle (Dicte, High Fidelity), Lukas Løkken (One-Two-Three Now!), Angela Bundalovic (Blood Sisters), Sonny Lindberg (When the Sun Shines), Jessica Dinnage (The Man) and Johannes Kuhnke (Force Majeure). The series has been shot in Sweden and Denmark.
Netflix is gearing up to release its sci-fi series Altered Carbon on February 2.