TNT’s Snowpiercer series gets a May premiere date

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

I have four months to finally get around to director Bong Joon-ho's 2013 film SNOWPIERCER before the television series inspired by it reaches the air. A new ad (embedded above) for the Snowpiercer TV show has revealed that it will premiere on TNT on May 31st.

Snowpiercer is set 

seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland. The series centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. As it does, issues of class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are raised.

The show stars Daveed Diggs as a prisoner in the tail end of the train, Jennifer Connelly as a first class passenger who handles the train's PA announcements, Steven Ogg as a hardened and battle-scarred convict, Mickey Sumner as part of the train's security force, Annalise Basso as a poor fourth class passenger, Sasha Frolova as a character who is returning to the front of the train after serving three years in the prison car, Benjamin Haigh as the poverty-stricken Fergus McConnell, Katie McGuinness as Fergus's no-nonsense mother, Alison Wright as a fourth-class passenger who works in a nail salon, Roberto Urbina as a fireman in a polyamorous relationship, Susan Park as the finest chef at the train's best restaurant, Lena Hall as the train's archivist, and Rowan Blanchard as Alexandra, "a self-assured 17-year-old, wise beyond her years, with mysterious connections to the history of Snowpiercer." Sam Otto and Sheila Vand are also on board, but details on their characters were not given.

TNT has already ordered a second season of Snowpiercer. That season will see Sean Bean and Tom Lipinski joining the cast… but it's going to be a while before we see that one.

I've been meaning to watch the SNOWPIERCER film for years, and I'm going to watch it before May 31st.

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