The Rain season 2 announced by Netflix

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The Rain has been renewed for a second season by Netflix, with the powers-that-be from the iconic streaming service opting to order another eight episodes of the Danish drama. Production will resume on the show later this year, with The Rain season 2 expected to appear online for our viewing pleasure at some point next year.

Netflix’s Kelly Luegenbiehl said this about The Rain‘s renewal:

“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.”

The Rain is Netflix’s first Danish original series, and it was created by Jannik Tai Mosholt, Esben Toft Jacobsen and Christian Potalivo. The cast includes Alba August, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Lars Simonsen, Sonny Lindberg, Jessica Dinnage, Lukas Løkken and Johannes Kuhnke.

If you’re unfamiliar with the show, here is the official synopsis for The Rain season 1, which is available to view on Netflix now:

“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.”

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