Netflix has announced the start of production today in Denmark of “The Rain”, the streaming service’s first Danish original series.
Set after a devastating biological catastrophe, the series is created by Jannik Tai Mosholt (Borgen, Rita, Follow the Money), Esben Toft Jacobsen (The Great Bear, Beyond Beyond) and Christian Potalivo (The New Tenants, Long Story Short). The series is written by Jannik Tai Mosholt who will be showrunning alongside producer Christian Potalivo. Miso Film is producing the series with Jonas Allen and Peter Bose attached as executive producers.
“The world as we know it has ended. Six years after a brutal virus wiped out almost all humans in Scandinavia, two 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 own 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.”
Principal cast is formed by Mikkel Boe Følsggard (A Royal Affair), Alba August (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). Production will take place in Denmark and Sweden.
“The Rain” will be directed by acclaimed Danish directors Kenneth Kainz (Dicte, The Shamer’s Daughter) and Natasha Arthy (The Killing, Fightgirl Ayse), and will premiere globally on Netflix in 2018.