It’s been a long road to the debut of Snowpiercer, but we finally have a premiere date of Sunday, May 31, 2020. The show is also moving back to TNT where it will best perform according to WarnerMedia panel at the TCA Winter press tour.
According to THR, the show got off to a turbulent start. It’s been through two showrunners, each rewriting the pilot. That pilot has had two directors, one for the principal photography and another who directed the reshoots. The series was set to debut on TNT, then moved to TBS who was pushing for more drama. WarnerMedia moved the show back to TNT in October 2019. The good news is that the series already has a season 2 renewal.
Based on the graphic novels, Snowpiercer stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Lena Hall, and Steven Ogg. Seven years after a global climate experiment goes wrong, the last of the human race circle the globe onboard the Snowpiercer train. Classism rears it’s ugly head, separating the haves and have-nots. The social injustices and politics of the train lead to a revolution on board the train.
The graphic novel was made into a film in 2013, directed by Boon Joon-ho and starring Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton. The concept of the story is the same, but executed differently. Showrunner Graeme Mason said the show is more of a character drama, so the audience gets to know the classes in all episodes.
Four months is a long time to wait for a premiere. What else can happen to this series? Let’s hope things run smoothly once the show starts in May.