Netflix’s first Danish original series, The Rain is a post-apocalyptic series that tells the lives of siblings Simone and Rasmus, hidden in a bunker by their scientific father. When a virus carried by raindrops engulfs all of Scandinavia, killing any human being exposed to it. Six years later, the siblings are discovered by a group of survivors. And, together, they embark on a mission to find their father, who can probably have the answers to Rasmus’s condition and lead them to a cure.
The Rain created by Jannik Tai Mosholt, Esben Toft Jacobsen and Christian Potalivo. This sci-fi thriller was released on May 4, 2018. Upon its release, the series elicited a great reaction from the public and critics who presented it as an exciting addition to the television genre of dystopia. The nuanced characters, compelling performances, and captivating narrative that highlight humanity’s demise in times of survival have earned the series a solid audience.
Due to its popularity and audience, Netflix gave the green light to The Rain for three seasons. It has even been nominated three times at the Danish Film Awards. Although it is one of the most popular series on the network, Netflix decided to stop the series after the third season. Now fans are wondering why it was canceled and if there will ever be a season 4 of The Rain?
Will There Be A The Rain Season 4?
Season 3 of The Rain was released on August 6, 2020 on Netflix. It consists of six episodes of 38 to 45 minutes each. As for the possibility of a The Rain Season 4, here’s what we know. On June 19, 2019, Netflix took to Twitter to announce that the third season would be it’s last. Fans were not amused and expressed their displeasure through a storm of tweets.
Of course, the news of the cancellation can be discouraging for fans who have been following the series from the beginning, but like all good things, this too must come to an end. For now, The Rain Season 4 is officially canceled. However, if we look at the bright side of things, the channel has at least granted the creators the privilege of finishing the series on their terms. Thus offering a perfect farewell to the characters.
But before you lose all hope and are disappointed. Be aware that the series has always been one of the most-watched Netflix (‘Russian Doll, Dead to Me‘) non-English originals. The series became popular not only in the home country, Denmark. But also in other countries such as Germany, Poland, France, Brazil, Mexico and the United States. This gives a slight glimmer of hope that the series can return, one day or the other. The chances are less, but you can always hold on to hope.
The Rain Season 4 Release Date
As mentioned above, Netflix (‘The Society, Big Mouth‘) has canceled the plans for The Rain Season 4. The only thing that is clear is that the web series will not be coming back for another round. However, If the demand is high enough, the possibility of the show’s return will remain.
The Rain Storyline
Set in Scandinavia, The Rain depicts the aftermath of the end of the world as we know it, when a deadly virus struck the humankind. As a result of a mysterious rainfall, which wiped out almost all humans, Danish siblings Simone and Rasmus found their shelter in a bunker. Six years since, they went out from the bunker hoping to find their father who left them here.
Soon the siblings stumbled upon a group of young survivors, who travel across Denmark and Sweden, seeking for a safe place. Meanwhile, the siblings’ father is seemingly the one who might shed the light on the events that happened six years ago, and to provide the cure.