Following 2013’s well-received movie, Snowpiercer is now being turned in to a TV series.
TNT has officially ordered a pilot for the show, which will see Bong Joon Ho’s film developed for the small screen. That 2013 effort itself was actually based on Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette’s graphic novel. The futuristic tale is set seven years after the world has been turned in to a frozen wasteland, with the remaining survivors of humanity taking refuge on a perpetually moving train that circles this icy landscape. Of course, with a mixed bag of various survivors, it’s not long before familiar social themes such as class divides, social prejudice and politics come to the fore. The movie version of this tale starred Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Song Kang-ho, John Hurt, Ed Harris and Octavia Spencer.
On this news, TNT’s Sarah Aubrey said, “Snowpiercer has one of the most original concepts to hit the screen in the last decade, and it’s one that offers numerous opportunities for deeper exploration in a series format. We look forward to expanding TNT’s relationship with Tomorrow Studios and their take on a world where humanity is pushed to the extreme.”
The hour-long pilot for Snowpiercer has already brought in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles’ Josh Friedman as showrunner, with Friedman also serving as executive producer will Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.
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