The beleaguered series ‘Snowpiercer’ is shifting over from TNT to TBS. Both networks are part of the Warner Media empire. The move is part of an effort to diversify programming, as TBS is mainly known for airing comedy shows. ‘Snowpiercer’ is now expected to debut on TBS in spring of 2020. It has also been preemptively renewed for a second season.
At the network upfronts in New York, President of TBS, TNT and Chief Creative Officer Turner and Direct-to-Consumer, Kevin Reilly stated:
“We’re going to be more flexible in our programming strategy to go where the audience is and use every programming tool and asset we have to maximize delivery and connection. TBS, TNT and TruTV are stronger if we’re less bound by a single brand position or genre.”
Josh Friedman exited the series due to creative differences. He was replaced by ‘Orphan Black’s Graeme Manson.
‘Snowpiercer’ stars Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly, plus Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Iddo Goldberg, Katie McGuinness, Lena Hall, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand, and Jaylin Fletcher. The series is based on the 2013 sci-fi movie about an Earth that has been covered in ice after a failed attempt to stop global warming. The survivors of humanity dwell on a train but are separated by a caste system, with the wealthy living in splendor at the front of the train and the poor wallowing in the rear.
Joon-ho Bong (Bong Joon Ho) directed the original movie and serves as an executive producer of the TV version.
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