Snowpiercer season 4 on track at TNT

Last Updated on August 10, 2021

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Just as production for Snowpiercer season 3 is coming to a close, TNT has announced a season 4 renewal for the post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama.

“Snowpiercer has been an incredibly successful series for us that continues to capture the imagination of viewers, grow audience and maintain strong ratings,” said Sam Linsky and Adrienne O’Riain, co-heads of scripted original programming for TBS, TNT, and truTV. “All of our seasons embark on an emotional, unexpected ride, and the well-plotted storylines will continue to evolve and remain relevant to audiences. We’re excited to keep the train running into season four.”

At the end of Snowpiercer Season 2, Layton (Diggs) and Ruth (Alison Wright), who were banished to Big Alice’s compost car, plotted to take back Snowpiercer. With the help of Javier (Roberto Urbina) and Alexandra (Rowan Blanchard), Layton and Ruth made it back to Snowpiercer and rallied with their supporters. Josie (Katie McGuiness) destroyed the Aquarium car separating Snowpiercer’s head from the remaining 1,023 cars. With Layton in command of a 10-car “pirate train,” he and his team rushed to Breslauer Research Station to find Melanie (Jennifer Connelly).

Season 3 picks up with Layton and his inner circle commanding a small pirate train in search of Melanie and a possible warm location to restart civilization, aided by a newfound survivor. Back on Snowpiercer, Mr. Wilford (Sean Bean) is consolidating power, foiled only by secret allies of Layton’s hidden on the train, committed to the cause.

Season 3 also stars Archie Panjabi, Chelsea Harris, Rowan Blanchard, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Iddo Goldberg, Katie McGuiness, Lena Hall, Annalise Basso,?Sam Otto,?Roberto Urbina,?Sheila Vand, and Steven Ogg. For fans that enjoyed Mike O'Malley's Sam Roche, you'll be pleased to know that the character has been bumped up to a series regular for the upcoming season.

Snowpiercer is based on the 2013 movie of the same name starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, Kang-ho Song, Ed Harris, John Hurt, Octavia Spencer, and Alison Pill. The story takes place in the future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed all life except for the lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, a new class system emerges. Considered by many to be a modern-day masterpiece of sci-fi goodness (well, lots of people aside from my wife) Snowpiercer is imaginative, scientifically baffling, and weird in ways you would not suspect. I highly recommend it. Again, my wife would differ. She hates this movie. Haha! She does love Daveed Diggs, though. Maybe that will be enough to convince her to watch the series with me?


Source: Deadline

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.