Snowpiercer TV Series Happening On TNT With Star-Studded Cast
Snowpiercer starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs? Don't mind if we do.
Get ready to see a lot more Snowpiercer. The 2013 science fiction film directed by Bong Joon-ho is being turned into a TV show on TNT. The cable network has ordered a 10-episode series based on the film and has already lined up some big names to star.
Leading the cast are Jennifer Connelly (Alita: Battle Angel) and Daveed Diggs (Hamilton), as the series explores a world that has become a frozen wasteland. Those that have survived the deep freeze live on a gigantic train that circles the globe while never stopping.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles scribe Josh Friedman penned the pilot script, with Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson stepping in to helm the first episode. At this point, a showrunner for the series has not been named.
"I'm a personal fan of Bong Joon-ho's epic film, and jumped at the chance to honor his original vision, yet expand upon the world and characters with a diverse, award-winning cast," TNT's executive vice president of original programming, Sarah Aubrey, says. "Science fiction is the perfect genre to examine issues of race, class, gender and natural resources with thought-provoking and exciting storytelling. Snowpiercer will explore those relevant issues while embarking on a wild, action-filled ride."
Reacting to the news on Twitter, Derrickson says, "I will say this about Snowpiercer - the all-female key crew was the best I've ever worked with, and the entire ensemble cast is just astonishing. Very proud of the show we made."
I will say this about Snowpiercer - the all-female key crew was the best I’ve ever worked with, and the entire ensemble cast is just astonishing. Very proud of the show we made.— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) January 10, 2018
In its 2013 theatrical release, the Snowpiercer film--which starred Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton--earned $86.6 million at the box office. A release date for the TV series has not been announced.