Just days ago, TBS released a brief teaser clip to promote its upcoming series ‘Snowpiercer’, based on the 2013 sci-fi movie of the same name, which was itself an adaptation of the French graphic novel ‘Le Transperceneige’, in which the world is covered in ice after a botched attempt to reverse global warming.  What is left of humanity lives on a massive locomotive that is perpetually zipping around the world, which is now an uninhabited wasteland.

The TV version has had a rocky trip getting to the screen, but it finally looks as though it is ready to roll.  TBS had a presence at San Diego Comic-Con where it distributed free Bug Bars, protein bars made from cricket powder, which is presumably something we’ll see on the show.

Now for the first time, get a look at the stars of the show, Jennifer Connolly and Daveed Diggs.  Connolly portrays Melanie Cavill, the head of hospitality who is also, “the voice of the train, she does the announcements to all of the passengers.”  On the opposite end of the social spectrum, Diggs’ character, ex-detective Andre Layton “is a resident of the tail, which is the lowest class all the way at the back of the train,” according to Diggs. “But he becomes useful for people uptrain.”  It appears that the earliest episodes will revolve around a killer loose on the train.

Check out the new photos below:

Snowpiercer, Daveed Diggs (as Andre Layton) and Sheila Vand (as Zarah Ferami) PHOTO: JUSTINA MINTZ/TBS
Snowpiercer, Jennifer Connelly (as Melanie Cavill) PHOTO: JUSTINA MINTZ/TBS
Snowpiercer, Jennifer Connelly (as Melanie Cavill), Mike O’Malley (as Sam Roche) and Daveed Diggs (as Andre Layton) PHOTO: JUSTINA MINTZ/TBS

The movie revolved around civil unrest between the social/financial classes, but it sounds as though the show backs off the political overtones and goes more for action.

Director James Hawes said:

“We’re not a political show.  It is adventure storytelling. But it obviously touches on a lot of themes from the news.”

‘Snowpiercer’ is expected to debut on TBS in the spring of next year.


Source: Entertainment Weekly