Viewers are only hours away from boarding TNT's Snowpiercer before it pulls out of the station for its second season, one that finds the very-much-alive-and-very-much-real Mr. Wilford (Sean Bean) on board- and looking to take his train back. While there's still some question if the original owner of the train will be their savior or their destroyer, Layton (Daveed Diggs) and Melanie (Jennifer Connelly) aren't looking to give him the benefit of the doubt- and we're not sure we can blame them. In the following preview images and promo for season-opener "The Time of Two Engines," neither side looks ready to step down as Mr. Wilford gets a sense of what he's up against- as do Layton and Melanie:
Snowpiercer Season 2, Episode 1 "The Time of Two Engines": Mr. Wilford (Sean Bean) has arrived. And as this new threat rattles Snowpiercer to its core, Melanie (Jennifer Connelly) makes a move that can't be undone. Teleplay by Graeme Manson.
For a look at what's to come from the emergence of Mr. Wilford, check out the official trailer for the second season of TNT's Snowpiercer– with the series set to return on Monday, January 25:
At the end of season one, the survivors of the revolution are trying to pick up the pieces and maintain a fragile peace amongst the now merged classes with Layton (Diggs) emerging as the train's leader. Discovering Mr. Wilford (Bean) is alive and headed their way on a rival train, Melanie (Connelly) risks going outside to prevent him from invading Snowpiercer. While she's out there, it's revealed that Alexandra (Blanchard), Melanie's daughter, who she thought had died, is alive and has become Wilford's dedicated protegee. In season two, an entirely new power struggle emerges, causing a dangerous rift as people are divided between their loyalty to Layton and to Mr. Wilford, who has a new train, new technology and a game plan that keeps everyone guessing. While Layton battles Wilford for the soul of Snowpiercer, Melanie leads the charge on a shocking new discovery that could change the fate of humanity.
Snowpiercer stars Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind), Grammy and Tony Award-winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Black-ish), Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), Rowan Blanchard (Girl Meets World), Emmy nominee Alison Wright (The Americans), Mickey Sumner (Frances Ha, Battle of the Sexes), 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 Steven Ogg (The Walking Dead).
TNT's Snowpiercer is executive produced by Graeme Manson, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Matthew O'Connor, Ben Rosenblatt, and Scott Derrickson, and the original film's producers, including Bong Joon Ho, Miky Lee, Tae-sung Jeong, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun, and Dooho Choi. The show is produced by Tomorrow Studios, along with CJ Entertainment. ITV Studios handles international distribution.