Netflix's Danish post-apocalyptic drama series 'The Rain' was very well received when it premiered last year May, attracting a lot of attention. So much so that Netflix has decided on bringing the show back for a season 2. Here's everything we know about the upcoming new season.
Rasmus will definitely be a main feature in season 2. In season 1 it was revealed that Rasmus is immune to the virus but is still a carrier. This means that he can spread the virus but can't contract it himself. His DNA would be very valuable in finding a cure but in order to do so, he must first be killed. We can expect Apollon to launch an attempt to hunt Rasmus down to extract the cure.
Apollon may also be featured heavily in the second season as it was found out that they were responsible for spreading the virus with their ‘cloud-seeding technology'. This revelation gives Apollon a whole lot of power as they can pump more of the virus into the air at will. And if they are able to extract the cure from Rasmus they can use it to put the world at ransom. The only ones who can save the world right now are the remaining survivors.
All the major characters will be returning to reprise their roles as they all managed to escape death, with the only exception being Beatrice (Angela Bundalovic). If she returns it will most likely be in the form of flashbacks.
Simone (Alba August), Rasmus (Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen), Martin (Mikkel Følsgaard), Patrick (Lukas Løkken), Lea (Jessica Dinnage) and Jean (Sonny Lindberg) will be back again.
We can also expect to see Simone and Rasmus's father Dr. Frederik Anderson (Lars Simonsen) and his boss Sten (Johannes Kuhnke)
The Rain Season 2 will premiere on Netflix on Friday the 17th of May!
Filming for the new season began in August 2018 and with a full 8 months in the bag, we can safely assume that it has wrapped up by now.
It's official: The Rain season 2 is in production. 🌧️🌧️ pic.twitter.com/4LaeG4MaTS— The Rain (@TheRainNetflix) August 17, 2018
Despite being only a few weeks away, Netflix has yet to release a full-length trailer. But a few days ago, the official Twitter account for the film dropped a teaser trailer:
The rain is finished and please..... I need season 2 ngayon!!! pic.twitter.com/ryPD4GJxU8— Joanna Mae✍️ (@jopani_20) April 7, 2019