Attention, train occupants! We’ve got a new face joining the ranks of Snowpiercer! As reported by Variety, Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife) has been cast in Season Three of the TNT sci-fi drama. Snowpiercer was renewed for a third season in January ahead of its Season Two premiere.
Now, nothing is known yet regarding Panjabi’s character and how she fits into the dystopian narrative. Panjabi is best known for her role as Kalinda Sharma opposite Julianna Margulies in The Good Wife. The part earned her critical praise, notably a slew of award nominations and an Emmy win in 2010. Her other credits include NBC’s Blindspot and I Know This Much Is True alongside Mark Ruffalo. Panjabi can be seen next in the upcoming feature Fairytale.
Snowpiercer Season Two premiered on January 25 on TNT. The series is set in a frozen, futuristic wasteland. This is the result of an attempt to alleviate an increasingly volatile climate change situation. Now, the last remnants of humanity are stuck on a train that perpetually circles the planet. After Andre Layton (Daveed Diggs) brought forth class equality in the form of a revolution, Snowpiercer must tend with another threat: the return of Mr. Wilford (Sean Bean), the enigmatic head of Wilford Industries.
The series hails from Orphan Black creator Graeme Manson and is executive produced by Bong Joon-ho, who was at the helm of the 2013 film of the same name starring Chris Evans. Both properties are based on the 1982 graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jean-Marc Rochette and Jacques Lob.
Snowpiercer stars Daveed Diggs, Sean Bean, Jennifer Connelly, Mickey Sumner, Alison Wright, Katie McGuinness, Iddo Goldberg, Roberto Urbina, Rowan Blanchard, Lena Hall, Sheila Vand and Steven Ogg. New episodes air Mondays at 9 pm on TNT.
Personally, I’m ecstatic to see a consummate performer like Panjabi joining the sci-fi fray. I’d love to watch her go toe-to-toe in a scene with Connelly, who’s my favorite actor on Snowpiercer. For now, I’ll simply speculate what her role will be until Season Three pulls into the station.
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