This isn’t the first time the WarnerMedia network gave Snowpiercer an early renewal. The sci-fi series received a Season Two order more than a year before the show finally premiered its freshman outing.
Now, Season One of Snowpiercer was based on the 2013 film of the same name starring Chris Evans. Prolific filmmaker Bong Joon-ho was at the helm. He also serves as executive producer for Seasons One and Two. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Snowpiercer performed relatively well for TNT in its first season. The series averaged 1.25 million viewers for initial airings with significantly more folks tuning in via streaming and delayed watches.
Season One ended on a massive cliffhanger — Melanie Cavill (Jennifer Connelly) was trapped outside in the freezing cold. As it turned out, the enigmatic Mr. Wilford (Sean Bean) was alive and well. The finale found Wilford’s crew boarding Snowpiercer with the intent of seizing control of the train. An official trailer released last week revealed that Andre Layton (Daveed Diggs) will fight tooth and nail to stave off Wilford. Especially since Layton’s bloody revolution against the upper class was a smashing success.
Additionally, the trailer pulled back the curtain on Melanie and Wilford’s fraught relationship. We’ll get to see Melanie attempt to make amends with her estranged daughter Alexandra (Rowan Blanchard), but the damage appears to be done. It also looks as if the Tailies are shaping up for another grand battle against Wilford in an effort to maintain control over Snowpiercer.
Snowpiercer the TV series hails from the mind of Orphan Black creator Graeme Manson. Before Bong Joon-ho’s movie, the property existed in the form of a French graphic novel called Le Transperceneige. Said graphic novel was released in 1982 by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette.
Be sure to tune in for all the dystopian chaos when Snowpiercer returns for Season Two on Monday, January 25, only on TNT.
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