Season 1 of The Rain may have only been released in May but fans of the original Netflix series are already longing for the next season. The first told the story of a post-apocalyptic world where the rain contains a virus that provokes sudden and extreme allergic reactions in each person it touches, but when is it forecast to start again? Here’s what we know so far…
Will there be a season 2 of The Rain?
Yes! Netflix has confirmed that the second season of The Rain will be released in 2019, although they’ve not yet revealed the release date. They released a statement saying “Summer may be just around the corner, but further rain is expected… Netflix has renewed its first Danish original series The Rain for a second season”.
"We're a group, we stick together." The Rain season 2, forecasted 2019. pic.twitter.com/YxBNrJKFuy
— The Rain (@TheRainNetflix) May 30, 2018
So when could we expect The Rain season 2 to be released?
There hasn’t been a specific date released yet, but the first series of The Rain began filming in early June 2017 and was dropped onto Netflix on May 4th 2018, so if the production schedule is similar to that of the first we can expect it in around 13 months from the start of production.
Where is The Rain filmed?
The Rain is filmed on location in Sweden and Denmark with Netflix collaborating with Scandinavian production company Miso Film on the first series and more than likely, the second too.
Are there any trailers for The Rain season 2 yet?
There is no trailer for the new season yet as the series is still in the very early stages of production but I’m sure we can expect one over the new couple of months.
Will the whole cast be returning for The Rain season 2?
The majority of the key cast member are lined up to return for the second season, with Alba August as Simone Andersen and Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, as her brother, having been confirmed to definitely return.
Alongside them, stars such as Sonny Lindberg as Jean, Jessica Dinnage as Lea, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard as Martin and Lars Simonsen as Dr Frederik should also be returning for the next season.
Any idea of the plot?
There hasn’t been anything given away about the plot details of the new season so far; but it is obviously thought to pick up from where the first season finished. Jannik Tai Mosholt, the head writer and co-creator of the series, said in a statement released by Netflix, “We’re really excited to be able to do a second season of The Rain. We still have a lot of stories to tell about our characters and much more to explore in our universe” meaning that the next season should be just as interesting and thrilling as the first series of the dystopian drama.
And how many episodes will there be?
We presume that the new season will take the same format as the previous series with around 8 episodes for us to delve into, however if there is as many stories still to be told as Jannik Tai Mosholt says, there could be possibility for a longer series.
Words: Callie Winch