Snowpiercer is set to bring us class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival starting May 17th on TNT
Imagine a world where you can’t go anywhere because of the planet’s external conditions. Now imagine that world discriminantly favors one class of people over another. Where one group of people can be as bull-headed, arrogant, and aggressive as they want with no repercussions, and one class of people get shot for simply existing. Well, you don’t really have to imagine that because that’s what the world is like, at least in America. But put all that into a globetrotting train and use world-class actors, and you get Snowpiercer.
Snowpiercer is the television adaptation of Bong-Joon Ho’s 2014 movie. The series takes place 7 years after the extinction event and 8 years before the events of the film. Here’s a brief rundown of the series from TNT:
The series stars Oscar® winner Jennifer Connelly, Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs, Emmy® nominee Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Iddo Goldberg, Katie McGuinness, Tony Award® winner and Grammy® nominee Lena Hall, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand and Jaylin Fletcher.
Snowpiercer is produced by Tomorrow Studios (a joint venture between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios), along with CJ Entertainment, who produced the original film. The series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements; showrunner Graeme Manson, who wrote the first episode; director James Hawes; Matthew O’Connor; Scott Derrickson, and the original film’s producers Bong Joon Ho, Miky Lee, Tae-sung Jeong, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.
TNT is set to premiere Snowpiercer Sunday, May 17, at 9pm ET/PT.
To prep for the premiere, be sure to check out the original film (available on Netflix), and check out the graphic novels from, Titan Comics, which preceded and proceed the events of both the comics and the film.