Netflix has released the date announcement trailer for its sci-fi/thriller series The Rain. The show was created by Jannik Tai Mosholt, Christian Potalivo, and Esben Toft Jacobsen and stars Iben Hjejle, Alba August, and Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen. Season 1 of The Rain premieres on Netflix Friday, May 4th.
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.