TNT Gives 'Snowpiercer' TV Show Full Series Greenlight

Alberto E. Rodriguez  Getty Images		Jennifer Connelly at a red-carpet event last fall. The actress will lead the cast of TNT's Snowpiercer adaptation

Alberto E. Rodriguez Getty Images Jennifer Connelly at a red-carpet event last fall. The actress will lead the cast of TNT's Snowpiercer adaptation

War of the Worlds and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles scribe Josh Friedman wrote the script.

TNT's Snowpiercer series will star Hamilton standout Diggs and Oscar victor Jennifer Connelly, as well as Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Benjamin Haigh, Sasha Frolova, Katie McGuinness, Alison Wright, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand and Lena Hall, per Variety.

Some have a more holistic approach to the upcoming series and their hopes for it. TNT Executive Vice President of Original Programming Sarah Aubrey believes science "fiction is the flawless genre to examine issues of race, class, gender and natural resources with thought-provoking and exciting storytelling". The series, from Marty Adelstein's Tomorrow Studios and Turner's Studio T, stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs.

"Snowpiercer" has been ordered to series at TNT, Variety has learned.

The pickup of Snowpiercer gives Tomorrow Studios two series on TNT, along with Good Behavior.

Joon Ho's film, based on the 1982 French graphic novel La Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette, is a post-apocalyptic drama set on a frozen wasteland of an earth, ruined by an ecological experiment gone wrong. It's on this train where all the intrigue will come from, offering commentary on social injustice, class warfare, and the like.

"Science fiction is the flawless genre to examine issues of race, class, gender, and natural resources with thought-provoking and exciting storytelling", Sarah Aubrey, TNT's executive vice president of original programming, said.

"Given the exceptional global appeal of the original film, we have a tremendous obligation to ensure the TV adaptation is exceptional in scope and magnitude".

The pilot has been directed by Scott Derrickson, whose feature credits include Doctor Strange, Sinister and Deliver Us from Evil. "Now we are excited to work together in creating a world unlike any other on television". Although the TV series' synopsis sounds just like the description of the movie, the show might not be a direct sequel to the events of the film or a complete reboot. "Snowpiercer will explore those relevant issues while embarking on a wild, action-filled ride".

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