It’s been a long road for TNT’s TV series based upon Bong Joon-ho’s SNOWPIERCER and the French graphic novel “Le Transperceneige.” In the nearly four years since the network ordered the pilot, they’ve dealt with showrunner and writer Josh Friedman exiting the project, as well as pilot director Scott Derrickson refusing to return for reshoots, not to mention a change from TNT to TBS and back again, but at long last, we finally know when Snowpiercer will land thanks to a new trailer – May 31st.
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. The TNT series stars Daveed Diggs, Jennifer Connelly, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Iddo Goldberg, Katie McGuinness, Lena Hall, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand, and Jaylin Fletcher. Graeme Manson (Orphan Black), who took over as showrunner after Josh Friedman‘s exit, admitted to reporters during a panel at the Television Critics Association press-tour that “it too a long time to get it right and we got it right.” Manson added that very little of the original pilot has survived. “I don’t think there’s any,” Manson said. “I think there’s a little piece of a special effects set piece, but it was a full rebirth of the series. When I came on, I pitched a different world.“
The official synopsis for Snowpiercer:
Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a 1001 car, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation based on the acclaimed movie and graphic novel series of the same name.
Snowpiercer will debut on TNT on May 31, 2020 at 9 pm ET/PT.