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Snowpiercer TV Series Status
Snowpiercer SEASON 1 Premiere Date Set By TNT
About Snowpiercer TV Show
"Snowpiercer" pulls into the station on Sunday, May 17th. Here's everything you need to know about this post-apocalyptic drama:
What is "Snowpiercer" about?
"Snowpiercer" is a dystopian tv series based on a 2013 movie of the same name directed by Bong Joon-ho. That movie was based on a 1984 french graphic novel titled, "Le Transperceneige." The tv show starts seven years after an ice age has transformed the world into a frozen wasteland. Barreling through this icy nightmare is a single self-sustaining train, carrying the final members of the human race, on an endless loop. People aboard the train are divided by class with the richest people towards the front and the poorest towards the back. Each person serves an important function in this perfectly balanced environment, or so the conductor claims. What will happen when the members of the rear train car attempt to shift the balance of power?
Who stars in "Snowpiercer"?
The cast is spearheaded by leads Layton Well (Daveed Diggs) and Melanie Cavill (Jennifer Connelly). Season one regulars include Bess Till (Mickey Sumner), LJ Anderson (Annalise Basso), Pixi Aariak (Sasha Frolova), Lilah Anderson (Alison Wright), Fergus McConnell (Benjamin Haigh), Avi (Roberto Urbina), Josie McConnell (Katie McGuinness), Jinju (Susan Park), Sayori (Lena Hall), Zarah (Sheila Vand), and Bennett (Iddo Goldberg).
How does "Snowpiercer" differ from the movie?
"Snowpiercer" is basically a reboot, chronicling the same overall events and delving into the same issues as the graphic novel and movie. The most recent trailer even shows scenes that will be familiar to fans of the movie. The show went into production in 2015, just two years after the movie premiered. A number of delays, including changing writers and networks, pushed the premiere date nearly five years.
TNT's "Snowpiercer" hopes to distinguish itself from previous renditions by expanding upon the initial premise and characters. Star Daveed Diggs told IGN that the show "broadens the world exponentially." Diggs added, "So the politics that are hinted at in the film are explored in much more depth, and the mechanism of the train [is explored further] — just the little things that create a world, world specificity."
When does "Snowpiercer" premiere?
Season 1 Episode 1 is titled "First, The Weather Changed." According to the logline, "A grisly murder stokes class division on Snowpiercer, the Great Ark Train; Melanie Cavill, the powerful head of hospitality, deputizes a dangerous rebel to help solve the killing -- Andre Layton, the world's only surviving homicide detective." The episode premieres Sunday, May 17th at 9 p.m. EST. Catch episodes weekly on Sundays. The first season will last at least 10 episodes.
Will there be a "Snowpiercer" Season 2?
TNT has not formally announced a second installment of this dystopian battle for survival. We'll have to wait and see if the network will choose to greenlight a second season. Check back here for more updates on "Snowpiercer" season two.
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