The third season of the Snowpiercer TV series finished airing tonight and production has just begun on the fourth season. Actors Clark Gregg and Michael Aronov have joined the TNT drama’s cast while Paul Zbyszewski will take over as showrunner. The show was renewed for a fourth season as production on the third season concluded back in July 2021.
A post-apocalyptic science-fiction thriller series, Snowpiercer stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Sean Bean, Rowan Blanchard, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Iddo Goldberg, Katie McGuinness, Lena Hall, Archie Panjabi, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand, Mike O’Malley, Chelsea Harris, and Steven Ogg. Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the series centers on the remnants of humanity who inhabit a perpetually moving train, Snowpiercer, that circles the globe with hundreds of cars. In the second season, Layton (Diggs) and Ruth (Wright) were banished to Big Alice’s compost car and they plotted to take back Snowpiercer. With the help of Javier (Urbina) and Alexandra (Blanchard), Layton and Ruth made it back to the train and rallied with their supporters. Josie (McGuiness) destroyed the Aquarium car, separating Snowpiercer’s head from the remaining 1,023 cars. Season three picked up with Layton and his inner circle commanding a small 10 car “pirate train” in search of Melanie (Connelly) and a possible warm location to restart civilization. Back on Snowpiercer, Mr. Wilford (Bean) is consolidating power while he awaits Layton’s return.
Here’s the TNT press release about season four:
TNT’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DRAMA SERIES, “SNOWPIERCER” BEGINS PRODUCTION ON ITS FOURTH SEASON
CLARK GREGG AND TONY® AWARD WINNER MICHAEL ARONOV JOIN THE CAST LINEUP WITH PAUL ZBYSZEWSKI TAPPED AS SHOWRUNNER
THE THRILLING SEASON THREE FINALE AIRS TONIGHT AT 9P.M. ET/PT ON TNT
LOS ANGELES (March 28, 2022) – Production begins today in Vancouver, Canada on the fourth season of TNT’s top cable drama series, “Snowpiercer.” Produced by Tomorrow Studios, season four adds new cast members Clark Gregg (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “The Avengers,” “Thor”) and Tony® Award winner Michael Aronov (“The Drop,” “The Americans,” “Operation Finale”), and new showrunner and executive producer, Emmy® nominee Paul Zbyszewski (“Lost,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Helstrom”).
“We have been blessed with an abundance of riches in building the world of Snowpiercer – from the incredible cast and crew, to the loyal fanbase and the building blocks afforded from the film and graphic novel. Tonight’s finale is the culmination of several storylines, with unexpected twists and turns around every corner, and leading to an exciting fourth season with Paul’s vision and creative storytelling continuing the incredible show momentum,” said executive producers Graeme Manson and Aubrey Nealon.
In episode nine of season three, Layton (Daveed Diggs), Ben (Iddo Goldberg), Josie (Katie McGuinness), Alex (Rowan Blanchard) and Javi (Roberto Urbina) band together to rescue Melanie (Jennifer Connelly). Relieved to find her alive, she is brought back on board the train safely, resulting in a blowout party on the train. The celebration is short-lived however when Melanie exposes Layton for misleading the passengers by offering hope of finding a viable existence in New Eden. Alliances are tested in the action-packed third season finale that will air tonight at 9 pm ET/PT on TNT.
“I’m so grateful to everyone at TNT and Tomorrow Studios for letting me join the riveting world of Snowpiercer that Graeme and Aubrey have so beautifully crafted and built. We have an exciting fourth season planned, and I can’t wait to be on set with such an incredible cast and crew as we continue to explore new worlds, create new mysteries, and develop character relationships,” added Zbyszewski.
“The success of ‘Snowpiercer’ has always been due to the dedicated, innovative storytellers at the helm, and the incredible talent in front of and behind the camera,” said Sam Linsky and Adrienne O’Riain, co-heads of scripted original programming for TBS, TNT and truTV. “We’re so excited for what Paul has in store for next season and we are thrilled to welcome our new cast members.”
“Graeme and Aubrey masterfully brought the thrilling world and unique characters of ‘Snowpiercer’ to life, and we couldn’t be more grateful for their contributions,” said Founder/CEO Marty Adelstein and Partner/President Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios. “We are excited for fans to see Paul thrillingly propel the complex journey of ‘Snowpiercer’ even further with Christoph continuing in his role as directing executive producer, especially as Clark and Michael join our incredibly talented cast.”
“Snowpiercer” season four will be executive produced by Paul Zbyszewski, Christoph Schrewe, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios, Matthew O’Connor, Ben Rosenblatt and Scott Derrickson, and the original film’s producers Oscar® winner Bong Joon Ho, Miky Lee, Jinnie Choi, 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.
About Tomorrow Studios
Tomorrow Studios, a partnership with ITV Studios, develops and produces compelling scripted television series with top tier talent for a global audience. Spearheaded by CEO/Founder Marty Adelstein and President/Partner Becky Clements, the leading production company has amassed critical and popular success for its network, cable and streaming series including “Snowpiercer;” “Physical,” starring Emmy® nominee Rose Byrne (Apple TV+); “Let The Right One In” starring Demián Bichir (Showtime); and the critically acclaimed adult animation series “10 Year Old Tom” (HBO Max), written by Steve Dildarian, produced by their animation JV label Work Friends. Adelstein and Clements are also executive producers of “Hanna” (Amazon). Previous credits include “Cowboy Bebop” (NETFLIX), “Last Man Standing” (FOX), “Good Behavior” (TNT), and “Aquarius” (NBC). Website: https://www.tomorrow-studio.com/.
TNT, a WarnerMedia brand, is watched by more people than any other cable network and known for big, lean-forward television that gives viewers the best seat in the house for electrifying stories, dynamic characters and thrilling events. TNT is home to some of television’s most popular original series including “Snowpiercer,” “Animal Kingdom,” and big-ticket movies. TNT’s programming also features premium unscripted including the docuseries “Rich & Shameless,” “Rhodes to the Top,” and “Shaq Life.” TNT also presents primetime specials and sports coverage, including Inside the NBA, the NHL, NBA and NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships and the professional wrestling league All Elite Wrestling (AEW), which has exploded onto the scene with “AEW: Rampage” and the AEW specials “Battle of the Belts”. Website: www.tntdrama.com
What do you think? Have you been watching the third season of Snowpiercer on TNT? Are you looking forward to season four?