The small screen bloodbath continues. Deadline reports that Season 4 of Snowpiercer, the final outing of TNT’s last scripted series, won’t air on the network. Deadline reveals the move is purported to be a monetary one. Warner Bros. Discovery has been axing content left and right for tax write-offs. Tomorrow Studios is shopping the completed season of the Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly-led post-apocalyptic drama to other potential homes. But that’s not all: Tomorrow Studios is reportedly hoping to shop a prequel and sequel to Snowpiercer

Here’s what a network spokesperson told Deadline:

“We can confirm that TNT will not air season four of Snowpiercer. This was a difficult decision, but our admiration for the talented writers, actors and crew who brought Snowpiercer’s extraordinary post-apocalyptic world to life remains strong. We have been working collaboratively with the producers since last year to help the series find a new home where fans can continue to enjoy the compelling story and exceptional visual experience. We look forward to working with them on future projects.”

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Deadline revealed in June 2022 that Season 4 would be the show’s last. According to their sources, Warner Bros. Discovery decided to pull Snowpiercer from TNT’s roster late last year. Gunnar Wiedenfels, Warner Bros. Discovery’s CFO, asserts they’re done culling content for tax write-off purposes. 

If you recall, Season 3 of the snowy thriller ended with our heroes besting Joseph Wilford (Sean Bean). Andre Layton (Diggs) and Melanie Cavill (Connelly) agreed to allow Snowpiercer passengers to accompany the former to New Eden, a patch of land where the temperature is rising. Layton led a group to New Eden, including Josie Wellstead (Katie McGuinness), Ruth Wardell (Alison Wright), Alexandra Cavill (Rowan Blanchard) and Javier de La Torre (Roberto Urbina). Melanie stayed onboard to oversee the remaining passengers on the train. 

In March 2022, Clark Gregg and Michael Aronov joined Season 4 in unidentified roles. The season also added a new showrunner, Paul Zbyszewski, who took over from Graeme Manson

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I hope Tomorrow Studios can find a new home for Season 4. It’s a fully completed project that deserves to see the light of day, not only for viewers but for the cast and crew who worked hard to give this series a proper sendoff. I’m also intrigued by the prospect of offshoots. This universe is ripe for expansion. It would be interesting to watch how The Freeze starts. 

Fingers crossed, this recent trend of reversing renewals, cancelations and booting completed seasons will soon be behind us. However, this is the entertainment industry, and people love money. 

What are your thoughts on TNT not airing Season 4? Sound off in the comments below!

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