Finally, there is Snowpiercer release date news that isn’t about a delay. TNT’s series adaptation of Bong Joon-ho’s sci-fi film is actually debuting earlier than expected, a change of pace after months of setbacks including the departure of its original showrunners, the loss of pilot director Scott Derrickson, and multiple changes in network.
TNT has dropped a new trailer for Snowpiercer to announce it has moved up the premiere a couple of weeks to Sunday, May 17th at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The series is based on the Oscar-winning Parasite director’s 2013 post-apocalyptic thriller set aboard a moving train in the wake of a climate catastrophe.
Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs lead the cast, joined by Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Iddo Goldberg, Katie McGuinness, Lena Hall, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand, and Jaylin Fletcher. Graeme Manson acts as showrunner and writer of the first episode. James Hawes was brought in to replace Derrickson on the pilot, overseeing reshoots that essentially did away with everything, causing a year-long delay.
“Snowpiercer is one of the most anticipated original series of 2020 and in this climate, viewers are craving thrilling, engaging, edge-of-your-seat content that speaks to them on a deeper level,” said Brett Weitz, TNT general manager. “It is extremely important that we continue with our promise to meet audiences where they are, and to that effect, we are moving up Snowpiercer’s premiere so that fans can enjoy this futuristic series even earlier.”
SYNOPSIS: Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity who inhabit a perpetually moving train, with 1001 cars, that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation.