Snowpiercer Season 1 Preview: Melanie Shows She Can Be Very Persuasive

TNT's Snowpiercer has done an amazing job of not only amping up the action and tension as we head into Sunday night's episode "The Universe is Indifferent." Huge credit for that needs to be given to the developing chess match between Layton (Daveed Diggs) and Melanie aka Mr. Wilford (Jennifer Connelly), forced to jump back-n-forth between allies and enemies- both slowly realizing that their endgames are a bit more similar than either would like to admit. Can he trust what she revealed about the Drawers? As we head into the seventh episode (and as you're about to see in the following preview images and clip, and episode promo), Melanie isn't playing around anymore when it comes to finding Layton, as Terence (Shaun Toub) is about to learn. Knowing what he knows makes Layton dangerous to have anywhere except in a drawer, lest he finds a way to use his intel to his advantage. Which is exactly what he's trying to do.

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A look at Snowpiercer season 1, episode 7 (Image: TNT).
Snowpiercer
A look at Snowpiercer season 1, episode 7 (Image: TNT).
A look at Snowpiercer season 1, episode 7 (Image: TNT).
A look at Snowpiercer season 1, episode 7 (Image: TNT).

Joining Connelly and Diggs are 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), 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).

A look at Snowpiercer season 1, episode 7 (Image: TNT).
A look at Snowpiercer season 1, episode 7 (Image: TNT).

Snowpiercer is produced by Tomorrow Studios, along with original film producer CJ Entertainment. The series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios' Marty Adelstein (Cowboy Bebop, Hanna, Prison Break) and Becky Clements (Hanna, Cowboy Bebop, 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 Joon Ho, Miky Lee, Tae-sung Jeong, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun, and Dooho Choi. The original film and television series is based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, from Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, and Jean-Marc Rochette.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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