Netflix’s dramatic new apocalyptic series isn’t concerned about zombies or suicide-inducing plants, but The Rain sure is channeling some serious Walking Dead and The Happening vibes. Stay dry or stay dead, folks.

The first teaser trailer released on YouTube Monday, and in it, two parentless siblings eek out a miserable existence inside a fallout shelter. The only safe way to go outside is with a hazmat suit. It’s not immediately clear why that’s the case until you remember that this show is called The Rain and some guy gets nailed by some bad raindrops.

In The 100, a century of nuclear radiation turned the rain to acid that melted anyone caught in it, but this is something else entirely. Does it turn people into zombies? Does it make them go all suicidal like in The Happening? Does it just melt them or give them some mega-flu? Whatever it is, it’s very bad.

The official description says, “Six years after a brutal virus carried by the rain wiped out almost all humans in Scandinavia, two Danish siblings emerge from the safety of their bunker to find all remnants of civilization gone.”

That explains why many of the sweeping exterior shots of decaying buildings and cars look straight out of I am Legend, 28 Days Later, or The Walking Dead.

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Eventually, these siblings join up with a small group of fellow survivors and have to deal with not only deadly rain, but lots of drama:

“In their struggle for survival, they discover that even in a post-apocalyptic world there’s still love, jealousy, coming of age, and many of the problems they thought they’d left behind with the disappearance of the world they once knew.

All in all, the trailer offer’s a ton of suspense, but we can’t help but think it’s a missed opportunity to include Passion Pit’s super-sad and -dramatic “Look Like Rain”.


The Rain premieres only on Netflix sometime in Spring 2018.

Photos via Netflix (1, 2)

The Fortnite Season 6 Hunting Party Challenge continues, and much like Week 2, this one’s all bout the new wolf character that’s stalking everyone else. Here’s how to solve the new loading screen puzzle and find that secret star.

Fortnite Season 6, Week 3 began Thursday morning at 9 a.m., and even though hardly anybody has had the time to blaze through all seven of the new challenges, the Hunting Party loading screen leaked days ago. Whenever a player completes all seven challenges in a given week, it unlocks a unique Hunting Party loading screen. In each, there’s a clue hinting at an in-game location where players can them claim a secret, usually either a Banner or Battle Star.

Get your running shoes on because Timed Trials have returned to Fortnite for this Season 6 Week 3 challenge.

Week 3 of Fortnite: Battle Royale’s Season 6 began at 9 a.m. on Thursday, and Timed Trials are included as a Premium Battle Pass Challenge. The specific locations have changed completely from the Timed Trials from Season 5, so, unfortunately, previous maps won’t be worth anything these days.

There’s nothing quite like a rift to get you out of a tough spot in Fortnite: Battle Royale. Jumping into one of these ghostly blue portals will send you high in the air, offering an easy escape and the opportunity to glide across the map towards a new location. So where are all the rifts in Fortnite Season 6? We’ve got all the new locations (and a few old unchanged old ones) in our handy map right in this article.

In preparation for the release of the most exciting video game of the year, Fallout 76, Bethesda, the game’s developer, flew me, a video producer at Inverse, to West Virginia to hang out and play the game. Upon receiving this news, I immediately peed my pants out of excitement and hopped on a plane.

Fortnite Season 6 began early Thursday morning, ushering in several scary map changes, new pets that hang out in back bling, and, of course, there’s the first week of challenges. Darkness rises in the chaotic world of Fortnite: Battle Royale, but that doesn’t mean anybody gets to stop dancing on, near, or under inanimate objects in the game.