TNT screened a first look at the new “Snowpiercer” TV series at New York Comic-Con Saturday afternoon. The quick video offers just a peek at the post-apocalyptic, sci-fi thriller, which is based on the popular graphic novel. The video was shown during a panel that featured Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly, Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs, Emmy nominee Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee Lena Hall, Sheila Vand, Steven Ogg and executive producer and showrunner Graeme Manson.
The series is set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland. “Snowpiercer” centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a 1001 car, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. The network teased the show adding, “Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation based on the acclaimed movie and graphic novel series of the same name.”
TNT didn’t announce an exact premiere date for the show but did say that the launch is scheduled for Spring 2020 on TNT. Snowpiercer is produced by Tomorrow Studios, along with CJ Entertainment, who produced the original film. 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 film adaptation made $86.7M worldwide.
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.
New York Comic-Con runs from October 3rd through October 6th, and you can find more NYCC Headlines to stay on top of the announcements and trailers.
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