With TNT's Snowpiercer now less than a month away, the network is offering viewers a fresh look on what they can expect when it pulls up to the station (very fast) on Sunday, May 17. Based on the critically-acclaimed graphic novel series as well as Bong Joon Ho's (Parasite) film adaptation, the 10-episode series stars Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) and Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Black-ish). Set more than seven years after the world has become nothing more than a frozen wasteland, the series focuses on the remnants of humanity who inhabit a perpetually moving, 1001 car train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival are set to play out over the course of the season.
Reportedly, TNT moved the premiere up to give viewers in home isolation lockdown some original programming to ease the pressures. The series was already renewed for a second season, though production is currently shut down over pandemic concerns. Considering how long it's taken for the series to make it onto our screens, it was a pleasant surprise to learn it was moved up instead of being pushed back. Here's a look at the second official trailer for Snowpiercer:
Connelly and Diggs are joined by 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).
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 (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 are based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, from Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, and Jean-Marc Rochette.