- By MICHAEL JACOBO
- Photo Courtesy of TNT
Back in 2013, South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho came out with Snowpiercer, a post-apocalyptic action film. After an attempt at solving the world’s climate change dilemma, the world is now a giant snowball. The last remnants of humanity are stuck aboard the train, Snowpiercer, where a class system soon emerges.
Although climate change has always been a hot topic issue, the film’s reimagining into a series, out next month on TNT, might bring a whole new conversation to the topic, brought up by a new generation. Daveed Diggs (Blindspotting) stars Layton, a quiet type who keeps to himself. He’s a member of the lower class aboard the train. Meanwhile, Jennifer Connelly (American Pastoral, Noah) stars as Melanie, a first-class passenger, whose fascination with the lower class comes at a price. Also starring are Mickey Sumner (Frances Ha), Annalise Basso (Slender Man), and Rowan Blanchard (Girl Meets World).
The series has been in development for years over at TNT, and underwent drastic changes. It was, for a time, under “development hell.” A couple network changes, then a reverse, Snowpiercer is finally set to debut in May. The series was developed by Josh Friedman (Terminator: Dark Fate), who left the project due to creative differences.
“Snowpiercer” premieres May 31 on TNT.