The TV series based on the 2013 movie ‘Snowpiercer’ has already got a 2nd season before Season 1 even airs it has been announced today.
Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centres on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation.
Oscar-winner Jennifer Connelly (‘A Beautiful Mind’) and Tony Award-winner Daveed Diggs (‘Hamilton’, ‘Black-ish’) star in the futuristic thriller alongside Emmy-nominee Alison Wright (‘The Americans’), Mickey Sumner (‘Frances Ha’, ‘Battle of the Sexes’), Susan Park (‘Ghostbusters’), Iddo Goldberg (‘Peaky Blinders’, ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’), Katie McGuinness (‘Dirty Filthy Love’), Tony Award-winner and Grammy-nominee Lena Hall (‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’), Annalise Basso (‘Bedtime Stories’), Sam Otto (‘Jellyfish’), Roberto Urbina (‘Narcos’), Sheila Vand (‘Argo’) and Jaylin Fletcher (‘Saturday Church’). Rowan Blanchard (‘Girl Meets World’) has been elevated to series regular for Season 2.
Award-winning writer and producer Graeme Manson (‘Orphan Black’) is the showrunner and he will begin writing Season 2 in June this year. In the US, the show was originally ordered by the network TNT but has now been shifted across to its sister network TBS, who, up until now, has mainly been known for comedy, but is branching out into drama programming. The drama is due to premiere on TBS in the US in Spring 2020. Internationally, Netflix has the rights, so it should also land in Spring 2020 in the UK.
“Snowpiercer is the perfect show to kick-off TBS’ entry into dramas with intricate storytelling, stunning visuals and first-class acting,” commented Brett Weitz, general manager for TBS and TNT. “We believe in the longevity of this series and that audiences will be amazed by the fantastical world that brings to life such relevant social, political and environmental issues.”
Snowpiercer is produced by Tomorrow Studios (a joint venture between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios), along with CJ Entertainment, who produced the original film. The series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein (‘Cowboy Bebop’, ‘Hanna’, ‘Prison Break’) and Becky Clements (‘Aquarius’, ‘Last Man Standing’); showrunner Graeme Manson (‘Orphan Black’), who wrote the first episode; director James Hawes (‘The Alienist’, ‘Black Mirror’); Matthew O’Connor (‘Continuum’, ‘Tin Man’); Scott Derrickson (‘Sinister’, ‘Doctor Strange’), and the original film’s producers Bong Joon Ho, Miky Lee, Tae-sung Jeong, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.
‘Snowpiercer’ Season 1 will premiere on Netflix UK and on TBS in the US in Spring 2020.