Bong Joon-ho’s dystopian film Snowpiercer experienced a turbulent theater ride following her 2013 festival tour. Harvey Weinstein, the now-disgraced Mogul-the Weinstein company that distributes Snowpiercer as a country-decided to cut the film for 20 minutes and incorporate exhibition voiceovers that would cause an outrage from the wider film-loving audience.
Weinstein eventually relented, but the wide U.S. release of the film was canceled instead of a limited rollout. Thankfully, Snowpiercer has been boosted by its favorable reviews and has more than double the global box office’s $40 million budget. In late 2015, Josh Friedman began creating a film-based TV series Snowpiercer-an adaptation of Le Transperceneige, a French comic book.
One year later, TNT picked up the project and hired Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange) as pilot manager and co-producer with Friedman and Joon-ho. Yet shortly after TNT commissioned the series in January 2018, Friedman was formally removed from imagination and replaced with Orphan Black co-creator Graeme Manson.
If you have followed this ongoing saga, the series was initially on schedule for a release date in early 2019 after more than 5 years in production. The series train was stuck with pilot reshoots at its proverbial station and was pushed before the release date in spring 2024.
The cast of Snowpiecer TV show will include:
- Jennifer Connelly as Melanie Cavill
- Daveed Diggs as Andre Layton
- Mickey Sumner as Bess Till
- Sheila Vand as Zarah Ferami
- Lena Hall as Miss Audrey
- Alison Wright as Ruth
- Iddo Goldberg as Bennett
- Aaron Glenane as The Last Australian
- Karin Konoval as Dr. Pelton
- Annalise Basso as LJ Folger
Seven years after the planet is reduced to an inhabitable frozen desert, the Snowpiercer TV series is said to recover, after an engineering attempt to reverse the impact of global warming has gone wrong. Like the movie, it will concentrate on the lives of those who escaped the “cold-apocalypse” by embarking upon the SnowPiercer: an enormous train powered by an everlasting motor and divided into social groups that suit the various train cars.
Joon-ho’s film focuses on a social revolution inside the train that takes place some 17 years after the start of the new ice age so that the series may act as a prelude to the film’s plot. Snowpiercer was often characterized as a “Space Show” with an underlying mystery when Friedman participated, but after his departure, things may have changed.