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Row, row, row, your train.  ‘Girl Meets World’ star Rowan Blanchard is the latest cast member to board TNT’s series adaptation of the Bong Joon-ho 2013 sci-fi movie ‘Snowpiercer’.  The TV version has been in development for four years.  Four.  Years.  As of last September, according to recurring cast member Steven Ogg, it was due to begin airing in June.  So… we’ll see.

Snowpiercer is set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, It 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.

Blanchard’s role will be as Alexandria, “a self-assured 17-year-old, wise beyond her years, with mysterious connections to the history of Snowpiercer.”  She will be a guest star during Season One but may be bumped up to regular for Season Two, if the show gets renewed.  (Should it follow the development of Season One, that should arrive in 2023.)

The TV version of ‘Snowpiercer’ features Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs in the lead roles, along with Annalise Basso, Jaylin Fletcher, Sasha Frolova, Iddo Goldberg, Benjamin Haigh, Lena Hall, Katie McGuinness, Sam Otto, Susan Park, Mickey Sumner, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand, and Alison Wright.

‘Girl Meets World’ aired for three seasons on the Disney Channel and was a continuation of the classic ’90s TGIF sitcom ‘Boy Meets World’.  ‘BMW’ stars Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel reprised their roles as Corey and Topanga Matthews, now the adult parents to a teenage girl, Riley, portrayed by Blanchard.

Since then, Blanchard has had the recurring role as Jackie Geary on ABC’s ‘The Goldbergs’.  She also popped up as China on another ABC series ‘Splitting Up Together’.  Her voice can be heard on the anime series ‘Neo Yokio’.  On the big screen, she appeared in last year’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’, and will next be seen in ‘A World Away’.

Whenever ‘Snowpiercer’ arrives on TNT, it will then be available worldwide thanks to Netflix.

Source: Deadline