Despite the issues behind-the-scenes, the live-action ‘Snowpiercer’ series is barrelling our way (eventually). On Thursday, on the eve of New York Comic Con, it was announced that the show was going to air on TNT, the network it was originally earmarked for, despite temporary plans to switch it to TBS instead. TNT presented a ‘Snowpiercer’ panel at NYCC, with executive producer and showrunner Graeme Manson, and stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Lena Hall, Sheila Vand, and Steven Ogg.
As part of the presentation, Diggs narrated a mostly-animated preview of ‘Snowpiercer’, which explains the set-up for the show — after ignoring global warming, and a subsequent nuclear war, an attempt to cool the Earth off resulted in it being frozen “to the core,” with only a smattering of survivors taking shelter on the Snowpiercer, a thousand-car long super locomotive programmed to circle the Earth forever. The train was originally only for the super-rich, but a mob of protestors forced their way on board as well, resulting in the strict caste system set up, with the poor languishing in the back, and the wealthy basking in luxury in the front. (If you’ve seen the movie, it’s the same premise.)
Diggs plays Layton Well, a tinkerer wallowing in the back of the train, but, reportedly, after a murder in the front, his past as an investigator drags him into the drama of the wealthy.
Watch the animated preview below:
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’ is expected to thaw out and be unleashed in Spring of 2020. A second season has already been ordered in advance.