The long-awaited premiere of “Snowpiercer” now has a release window, and TBS gave the series an early renewal for a second season. The post-apocalyptic sci-fi series is based on the film of the same name and is scheduled to debut next year on TBS in the spring.

“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.”

Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. According to the network, writing on season two will begin this June with Graeme Manson (Orphan Black) returning as executive producer and showrunner.

“Snowpiercer” stars Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) and Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Black-ish. In addition to Connelly and Diggs, season one of Snowpiercer stars Emmy nominee Alison Wright (The Americans), Mickey Sumner (Frances Ha, Battle of the Sexes), Susan Park (Ghostbusters), Iddo Goldberg (Peaky Blinders, The Zookeeper’s Wife), Katie McGuinness (Dirty Filthy Love), Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Annalise Basso (Bedtime Stories), Sam Otto (Jellyfish), Roberto Urbina (Narcos), Sheila Vand (Argo) and Jaylin Fletcher (Saturday Church).

The network also confirmed that Rowan Blanchard (Girl Meets World) is a series regular in season two.

The movie released back in 2014 and featured Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, John Hurt, Alison Pill, Octavia Spencer, Kang-ho Song, and Ewen Bremner. Directed by Joon-ho Bong, the adaptation made $86.7M worldwide.

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