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Post-apocalyptic Danish series The Rain trailer shows off Netflix's next must-watch

It is the streaming service's first co-production with Denmark

Jacob Stolworthy
Monday 29 January 2018 09:24 GMT
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Netflix release teaser for new drama 'The Rain'

New Netflix series The Rain is set to follow in the footsteps of recent mindbender Dark to be your next internationally-produced binge watch.

The streaming service's first co-production with Denmark, The Rain - co-created by Jannik Tai Mosholt, the man behind hugely popular political series Borgen - is set to be unveiled this spring.

The premise is excitingly simple:

The world as we know it has ended. Six years after a brutal virus wiped out almost all humans in Scandinavia, two Danish siblings, join a group of young survivors set out to find out whether a new world has begun somewhere else. They all hope that the siblings’ father is somewhere out there with answers.

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.

Mosholt created the series alongside Esben Toft Jacobsen and Christian Potalivo, and stars Alba August, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen and The Bridge star Lars Simonsen in the lead roles.

The Rain is the first Danish original series for Netflix and will launch spring 2018 - you can watch the full trailer above.

You can find a full list of everything joining the streaming service this February - including the return of French series Marseilles and Duncan Jones' Moon sequel-of-sorts Mute - here.

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