Netflix has renewed Danish original series The Rain for a second season.
Set six years after a brutal virus carried by the rain wiped out almost all humans in Scandinavia, the drama follows two Danish siblings who emerge from the safety of their bunker to find all remnants of civilisation 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 acclaimed series created by Jannik Tai Mosholt, Esben Toft Jacobsen and Christian Potalivo resonated with audiences globally including the U.S, UK, Brazil, France and Germany as well as its native Denmark. The series will go back into production later this year and will launch in 2019.
Kelly Luegenbiehl, Vice President of International Originals for Netflix, said: “We’re really excited to team up with the talented cast and our team of amazing creators for another season.
“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.”
Jannik Tai Mosholt, Head Writer and Co-creator added: “We’re so thankful for the success of the show and the overwhelmingly positive response from audiences.
” We’re really excited to be able to do a second season of The Rain. We still have a lot of stories to tell about our characters and much more to explore in our universe and can’t wait for everyone to be able to see it.”