After a pilot episode directed by Scott Derrickson of Doctor Strange fame and written by Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), the series will follow - like the Chris Evans-led film - the survivors of a world-freezing apocalypse "who inhabit a enormous, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe". The series stars Oscar victor Jennifer Connelly ("A Beautiful Mind"), '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) victor and Grammy (R) nominee Lena Hall ("All My Children"). "Science fiction is the ideal genre to examine issues of race, class, gender and natural resources with thought-provoking and exciting storytelling".
"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", says TNT's Sarah Aubrey. The movie was originally based on the graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, and tells the story of a dystopian future where all remaining people live on a speeding train. It's set on a massive train, which is always moving and contains the last surviving humans, who deal with social injustice, class warfare, and more. Scott Derrickson directed the pilot, which was written by Friedman. Fans of that film will be happy to hear that Bong Joon-ho will also serve as an executive producer for this series adaptation. "Snowpiercer will explore those relevant issues while embarking on a wild, action-filled ride".
Are you excited to hear about Snowpiercer finally making progress as a TV show?