New information just dropped on the long-awaited Snowpiercer TV show giving an update on the upcoming series.
According to Variety, the Snowpiercer series will be on TBS rather than TNT, and will debut in 2020 with a second season already confirmed.
“Snowpiercer is the perfect show to kick-off TBS’ entry into dramas with intricate storytelling, stunning visuals and first-class acting,” said Brett Weitz, general manager for TBS and TNT. “We believe in the longevity of this series and that audiences will be amazed by the fantastical world that brings to life such relevant social, political and environmental issues.”
For those of you unaware, Snowpiercer (2013) was a savage social commentary on classicism about the last remnants of humanity living on a giant train after an apocalyptic event leaves the planet frozen. The train is organized with the rich in the front and the poor in the back, causing a tension the eventually leads into full-on revolution. The film is directed by Bong Joon-ho of The Host (2006) fame and is based on a French graphic novel called Le Transperceneige.
Currently, the cast includes Daveed Diggs, Jennifer Connelly, Mickey Summer, Annalise Basso, Sasha Frolova, and far too many others to list.
The production of the series has had its fair share of trouble since it was first announced. Scott Derrickson, director of Sinister (2012) and Doctor Strange (2016), was attached to direct the pilot which was written by Josh Friedman, but after Friedman was removed due to creative differences, did not return for reshoots. Derrickson let his feelings about the whole deal known on Twitter in June of last year:
“The 72-page Snowpiercer TV pilot script by @Josh_Friedman is the best I’ve ever read. The feature-length pilot I made from that script may be my best work. The new show runner has a radically different vision for the show. I am forgoing my option to direct the extreme reshoots.”
So as of right now from what I’m hearing the show could go either way. But, I’m hopeful about the series. The movie is a modern classic, and there is so much that can be expanded upon. What do you think? Are you excited to see what they do with the universe? Or would you rather just leave it at the movie? Head on down to our official Twitter, Reddit, or Facebook group to let us know!