New York Comic-Con welcomed the cast and creator of TNT’s new Snowpiercer series to the Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday afternoon. Back in 2013, revolutionary South Korean director Joon-ho Bong (Okja, Parasite) translated acclaimed French graphic novel Le Transperceneige into a groundbreaking post-apocalyptic adventure film starring Chris Evans. From that, Graeme Manson (Cube, Orphan Black) created the new TV series, which will debut on TNT in the Spring of 2020. The story of a globe-spanning train with 1001 cars carrying the remainder of humanity after a climate-change disaster is rife with socio-political and class commentary and deals with many issues facing the world of today.
San Diego Comic-Con is the perfect place to reveal the first trailer for the TBS adaptation of Snowpiercer, based on Bong Joon-ho‘s 2014 sci-fi film – which happens to be an adaptation of the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige.
Snowpiercer is set years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, and centers on the last of humanity, who inhabit a train which has over 1,000 cars and never stops. It stars Hamilton‘s Daveed Diggs as the series protagonist, who will lead his fellow tail car passengers in a revolt against the high-class front car passengers. Check out the trailer below.
It was three and a half years ago now that we found out that a TV series based on the Bong Joon-ho movie Snowpiercercould be on the way. That TV show has traveled a slow road since then. A couple of years back we found out that the series would starDaveed Diggs and Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly. Last year we found out that TNT had given the show a full series order.
Now the Snowpiercer adaptation has a new home, moving from TNT to sister channel TBS, and has been given a second season. One whole year before its debut season even premieres.
Prospect Written & Directed by Chris Caldwell and Zeek Earl
Starring Pedro Pascal, Sophie Thatcher, Jay Duplass, Andre Royo, Sheila Vand, Anwan Glove
Distributor: Gunpowder & Sky’s DUST
Release date: November 2, 2018
Prospect debuted at SXSW in March and has a theatrical run coming up this Fall. Written and directed by Chris Caldwell and Zeek Earl, the film is a feature-length version of their 2014 short, and it also serves as the first feature-length film distributed by Gunpowder & Sky’s sci-fi label DUST.
Taking place in the future where fortunes can be made and lives can be lost in a sort of intergalactic version of wild west prospecting, a father (Duplass) and daughter Thatcher head to a toxic alien moon in an effort for one big score. The film stars Sophie Thatcher as Cee, Jay Duplass as her father Damon, and Game of Thrones star Pedro Pascal as Ezra. Prospect is an excellent film, that has the nerve to challenge its audience.
TNT has officially given a full series order to Snowpiercer, a TV show based on the 2013 movie of the same name directed by Bong Joon Ho.
The show has also assembled a full cast, which includes Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Benjamin Haigh, Sasha Frolova, Katie McGuinness, Alison Wright, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand, and Lena Hall.