There are also other survivors that Rasmus and Simone have to contend with. As the kids get closer to major cities, the threat level intensifies, with ravenous groups of people acting very much like zombies as they attack anyone who might have food. Another important aspect of The Rain is the young cast.
While Simone and Rasmus are the main characters, they do come across other people their own age who have suffered at the hands of the virus, but haven't lost their youthful spirit in the process. There are some memorable scenes of the kids goofing around in the deserted streets of Copenhagen, and Simone and Rasmus dancing to the beats of their favorite songs. Everyone feels like they're actual kids, instead of what you might see in shows like 13 Reasons Why or Gossip Girl where there's a heightened sense of maturity. Netflix's The Rain is a thrilling new post-apocalyptic sci-fi series that sets itself apart from other series in the genre with its playful energy and an engaging search for a scientific truth behind the deadly outbreak of killer rain.
Simone and Rasmus' story is worth binging when all eight episodes premiere on Netflix on May 4. David Griffin still watches DuckTales in his pajamas with a cereal bowl in hand.
Say hi on Twitter. Nordic noir tends to focus on the darkness buried under the egalitarian ideal of the Scandinavian society. The Rain brings this tension out into the open, exposing the inner brutality as a survival mechanism rather than as a hidden pathology. But it also turns the landscape itself into a kind of monster. The rain, it turns out, is only the beginning.
We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters theatlantic.
A decade after the alien attack, people treat each other with paranoia and cruelty…and guess what? A bold conclusion to a riveting trilogy.
A community formed around the edges of a mysterious alien biodome, its residents comprise the hopeful, the hungry and the helpless—people eager for a glimpse inside the dome or a taste of its rumored healing powers. Kaaro is a government agent with a criminal past. As had happened many times before, the basest, most primal human instincts rose up, only this time armed with the advanced scientific knowledge to create a genetically engineered smart virus that quickly wiped out humanity to the last man.
With their food supply dwindling, Rasmus wants to leave. An apocalyptic event. Good luck! I'm tired of the term "dystopian" being misused. Those who survived are not well, but they are really cute teens, which is why you're going to enjoy watching the show.
That man is Ruslan, the sole known surviving human being in the universe. But though they are both experienced sailors, they have no idea what dangers the sea has in store for them. But his dad is not sending transmissions as frequently as he used to, and when he does there are bags under his eyes.
A body that is definitely male, definitely still alive. Childbirth is fading out. Refugees are sent to work at the site of an ecological disaster.