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Snowpiercer has been given the green light over at TNT. The new series is based on the Bong Joon Ho’s 2013 film of the same name and stars Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs.

Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the series centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. As it does, issues of class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are raised. The feature-film was based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige and starring Chris Evans, was a critical success.

The show co-stars Alison Wright (The Americans), Mickey Summer (American Made), Susan Park (Ghostbusters), Benjamin Haigh (The Conjuring 2), Sasha Frolova (The Interestings), Katie McGuinness (Dirty Filthy Love), Annalise Basso (Bedtime Stories), Sam Otto (Jellyfish), Roberto Urbina (Narcos), Sheila Vand (Argo), and Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch).

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“I’m a personal fan of Bong Joon Ho’s epic film, and jumped at the chance to honor his original vision, yet expand upon the world and characters with a diverse, award-winning cast,” said Sarah Aubrey, EVP of original programming for TNT. “Science fiction is the perfect genre to examine issues of race, class, gender and natural resources with thought-provoking and exciting storytelling. Snowpiercer will explore those relevant issues while embarking on a wild, action-filled ride.”

The TNT Snowpiercer series has Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun, and Dooho Choi set to executive produce alongside Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements (Good Behavior, Aquarius, Last Man Standing).

The show’s pilot was written by Josh Friedman and directed by Doctor Strange helmer Scott Derrickson, who marked the accomplishment via Twitter:

There is no word on when Snowpiercer will premiere on TNT but look for it sometime in late 2018.


Images: TWC

Source: Deadline

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Snowpiercer TV Series Greenlit At TNT

Starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs, the frozen wasteland series will be coming to a small screen near you very soon.

By Mitchell Corner | 01/12/2018 01:00 PM PT

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Snowpiercer has been given the green light over at TNT. The new series is based on the Bong Joon Ho’s 2013 film of the same name and stars Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs.

Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the series centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. As it does, issues of class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are raised. The feature-film was based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige and starring Chris Evans, was a critical success.

The show co-stars Alison Wright (The Americans), Mickey Summer (American Made), Susan Park (Ghostbusters), Benjamin Haigh (The Conjuring 2), Sasha Frolova (The Interestings), Katie McGuinness (Dirty Filthy Love), Annalise Basso (Bedtime Stories), Sam Otto (Jellyfish), Roberto Urbina (Narcos), Sheila Vand (Argo), and Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch).

Snowpiercer

“I’m a personal fan of Bong Joon Ho’s epic film, and jumped at the chance to honor his original vision, yet expand upon the world and characters with a diverse, award-winning cast,” said Sarah Aubrey, EVP of original programming for TNT. “Science fiction is the perfect genre to examine issues of race, class, gender and natural resources with thought-provoking and exciting storytelling. Snowpiercer will explore those relevant issues while embarking on a wild, action-filled ride.”

The TNT Snowpiercer series has Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun, and Dooho Choi set to executive produce alongside Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements (Good Behavior, Aquarius, Last Man Standing).

The show’s pilot was written by Josh Friedman and directed by Doctor Strange helmer Scott Derrickson, who marked the accomplishment via Twitter:

There is no word on when Snowpiercer will premiere on TNT but look for it sometime in late 2018.


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Source: Deadline

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Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario of the Great White North, Mitchell has written for GEEK, Portal 13, Grizzlybomb, and The Richest. Though his obsession for film often outweighs everything else, his writing includes reviews and editorials on TV, digital media, and all things Geeky.