'The Rain' Season 3: Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about Netflix's Danish post-apocalyptical drama
Netflix's first Danish original series which follows an unlikely group of survivors as they try to escape a deadly virus that came through the rain will conclude with Season 3
Netflix has produced a spate of young-adult and science-fiction programming, and sometimes both the genres coincide such in the case of 'The Rain'. The show is Netflix’s first Danish original series, and is set in a post-apocalyptic world where an unlikely group of survivors tries to escape a bordered-off Denmark to find freedom.
When the eponymous rainfall carrying a deadly virus comes to Denmark, siblings Simone and Rasmus are forced to find sanctuary in a bunker their parents take them to. When her father disappears and her mother is killed by the rain, Simone has to take care of her 10-year-old brother Rasmus in the bunker which has been stocked with supplies for their survival. Six years later, after running out of supplies, the siblings join a group of young survivors to find their father, and hopefully a safer world.
Netflix renewed 'The Rain' in June for a third and final season which is to be aired in 2020. The show’s first and second seasons premiered in May 2018 and 2019 respectively, so we can expect Season 3 to reach us in May 2020.
In Season 1, Simone and Rasmus set out to find their father with the help of other survivors who include Martin, Patrick, Lea, Beatrice, and Jean in exchange for leading the latter to other bunkers so they can stock up on supplies. Throughout the first season, we see flashbacks where each of the survivors were when when the rain came and how they met after.
As Season 1 ended, we learned that Rasmus is Patient Zero and therefore the key to the cure for the virus. However, Simone escapes with Rasmus and the others when she learns that Rasmus would have to be killed by Apollon -- the organization responsible for the virus and where their father worked as a scientist -- to make the cure.
In Season 2, the “Survival Squad” is on the run from Apollon and head to the base of the rebel scientists working on a cure as instructed by Simone’s father before his death. He also tells Simone that she must kill Rasmus if the cure fails. As they run from Apollon, Simone and Martine grows closer while Rasmus' virus continues to evolve. Rasmus meets Sarah, a woman who has been in isolation since she has no immunity and begins to fall in love with her. Rasmus also learns that he can control the virus and by the end of the season, he is able to attack others with this ability.
When Simone is attacked by Rasmus’ virus as he takes out his anger on the Apollon soldiers who have caught up to them and killed Sarah, she shoots him, only to learn that the bullet has no effect. As Season 2 ends, Rasmus is seen walking away only to encounter Sten, the head of Apollon, who intends to use the virus for forced evolution and Sarah is resurrected with the virus in her system.
August is the daughter of Palme d’Or winning Danish director Bille August. Her acting credits include 'Below the Surface' and 'Becoming Astrid'.
Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen
Tønnesen is known for 'Deception Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes'.
Folsgaard has won the Silver Bear Award for Best Actor for his work in 'A Royal Affair' and starred alongside Tønnesen in 'Deception Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes'.
'The Rain' was created by Jannik Tai Mosholt, Esben Toft Jacobsen and Christian Potalivo. Mosholt is known for 'Rita' and 'Follow The Money'. Jacobsen is known for 'Beyond' and 'The Great Bear'. Potalivo is known for 'Long Story Short' and 'Danny’s Doomsday'.
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