And now, WarnerMedia has thrown some more chaotic fuel to the series' fire.
Snowpiercer is based on the 2013 film of the same name, which was inspired by the Jacques Lob graphic novel Le Transperceneige.
Shortly afterwards, Friedman left the project over "creative differences", though on Twitter he stated that he was sacked for fear of not being "compliant". Writing on season two will begin this June with Graeme Manson (Orphan Black) returning as executive producer and showrunner. In conjunction with the announcement, TBS handed out an early season 2 renewal for the series, which is set to premiere in spring 2020. Why the cable channel known for comedy, you may ask?
It has also been announced that the show has been greenlit for a second season. Known for its culture-defining comedies, TBS will be adding dramas to its programming lineup starting with Snowpiercer, starring Oscar® victor Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) and Tony Award® victor Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Black-ish), in Spring of 2020.
In the same press release, Brett Weitz, general manager for TBS and TNT, said: "We believe in the longevity of this series and that audiences will be amazed by the fantastical world that brings to life such relevant social, political and environmental issues." Ok! Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation. Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios will executive produced along with Derrickson, James Hawes, Matthew O'Connor, Miky Lee, Jeong Tae-sung, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Choi Dooho. Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton have been swapped out for Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs (in different roles), along with Mickey Sumner, Annalise Basso, and Alison Wright (Martha from The Americans!).
Morgan and Haddish will return for the third season, as well as series regulars Ryan Gaul, Allen Maldonado, Taylor Mosby and Dante Hoagland.