TNT has ordered the Snowpiercer TV show to series. The thriller is based on the 2013 Chris Evans, Jamie Bell movie of the same name, which is an adaptation of the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob. Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements are executive producing with the feature film’s Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun, and Dooho Choi.
A post-apocalyptic drama, Snowpiercer stars Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs. The TNT cast also includes Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Benjamin Haigh, Sasha Frolova, Katie McGuinness, Alison Wright, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand, and Lena Hall. The series premiere date is still TBD. Check out this TNT press release, to learn more.
TNT Greenlights Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Series “Snowpiercer”
Oscar(R) winner Jennifer Connelly and Tony Award(R) winner Daveed Diggs star in the series co-produced by Tomorrow Studios, Turner’s Studio T, along with CJ Entertainment
Turner’s TNT has given a series greenlight to Snowpiercer, a futuristic thriller based on the acclaimed movie of the same name. The series stars Oscar(R) winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind), Tony Award(R) and Grammy(R) Award winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Black-ish), Mickey Sumner (American Made), Susan Park (Ghostbusters), Benjamin Haigh (The Conjuring 2), Sasha Frolova (The Interestings), Katie McGuinness (Dirty Filthy Love), Alison Wright (The Accountant), Annalise Basso (Bedtime Stories), Sam Otto (Jellyfish), Roberto Urbina (Narcos), Sheila Vand (Argo) and Tony Award(R) winner and Grammy(R) nominee Lena Hall (All My Children).
“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, executive vice president 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.”
Marty Adelstein, CEO of Tomorrow Studios, added, “Given the exceptional global appeal of the original film, we have a tremendous obligation to ensure the TV adaptation is exceptional in scope and magnitude. We have found that with TNT and with our talented cast. Now we are excited to work together in creating a world unlike any other on television.”
Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting television adaptation.
Snowpiercer is a co-production of Tomorrow Studios and Turner’s Studio T, along with CJ Entertainment. The pilot was directed by Scott Derrickson and was written by Josh Friedman (Avatar 4, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles). The series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein (Aquarius, Prison Break, Teen Wolf) and Becky Clements (Good Behavior, Aquarius, Last Man Standing); and the original film’s Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.[Press release via The Futon Critic]
What do you think? Have you watched the movie? Do you think you’ll check out the Snowpiercer TV series on TNT?