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Snowpiercer series finally coming to TNT, and heres the first teaser to prove it

Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly star in Snowpiercer, TNT's reboot of the 2013 film by Bong Joon-ho.

It's been three long years, but TNT's much-anticipated series Snowpiercer—an adaptation of the critically acclaimed 2013 film by Oscar-nominated director Bong Joon-ho (Parasite)—is finally emerging from development hell and coming to television. The network just dropped a teaser trailer, and despite all the production drama, it looks like a promising fleshing-out of the original dystopian vision.

Bong Joon-ho's film itself is an adaptation of a 1982 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, about remnants of humanity trying to survive an ice age inside a 1,001-car train. The director has said he was especially captivated by the "unique cinematic space of a train" as a futuristic Noah's ark. "Hundreds of metal pieces moving like a snake carrying people squirming inside gripped by heart," he said. "And the people inside were fighting against each other." There's also a viral outbreak that starts wiping out the passengers.

While the basic premise remained the same, Bong Joon-ho created a new narrative arc and fresh characters for his 2013 film. The train is run by a reclusive transportation magnate named Mr. Wilford, who has separated the passengers according to class and has a nefarious plan to ensure life on the train remains sustainable. It starred Chris Evans as revolutionary leader Curtis, with Tilda Swinton as second-in-command Minister Mason. Bong shot much of it on a specially constructed set: a train mounted on a giant gyroscopic gimbal, the better to mimic the movements of an actual train. Snowpiercer earned critical raves and went on to gross $86 million worldwide, against a roughly $40 million production budget.

  • Daveed Diggs co-stars as Layton Well, with Jennifer Connelly as Melanie Cavill. TNT
  • The titular Snowpiercer is a giant train carrying the survivors of a climate apocalypse. YouTube/TNT
  • Melanie Cavill is a first-class passenger and Voice of the Train. YouTube/TNT
  • Layton Well is a drug-sniffing prisoner at the tail end of the train. YouTube/TNT
  • The first-class passengers live in luxury. YouTube/TNT
  • Indoctrinating kids into the train's social hierarchy starts early. YouTube/TNT
  • Looks like a bit of sexy time. YouTube/TNT
  • Life is harsher for passengers in the tail end of the train. YouTube/TNT
  • Sending messages through pneumatic tubes! YouTube/TNT
  • Fighting for freedom. YouTube/TNT
  • A shadowy figure in the snow flurries. YouTube/TNT
  • The train goes on. And on. YouTube/TNT

TNT first ordered the TV pilot in 2017, tapping Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange) to direct and Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) to pen the script. But the production ran into trouble the following year, when the network picked up the pilot to series but replaced Friedman as showrunner with Graeme Manson (Orphan Black). Derrickson departed the project in June 2018 over "creative differences" with Manson reRead More – Source