Snowpiercer TV series will premiere early
High budget Korean production, Snowpiercer, is debuting on TNT much sooner than expected. The TV series was initially releasing on May 31, 2020. But recent changes in digital media have encouraged TNT to air it sooner on May 17, 2020.
The news comes at a time when so many entertainment productions are delaying their releases. Not just in Hollywood but across the globe. As coronavirus leads to quarantine in so many countries. With changes in the world on a daily basis, this is the best time and opportunity to make digital screen advances as digital media has been picking up exponentially during the worldwide quarantine.
Snowpiercer is a movie adaptation and now a series adaptation of a French novel by the same name. It was originally directed by Bong Joon Ho in a movie adaptation in 2013.
The story is based on the aftermath of nuclear warfare. Seven years after the nuclear apocalypse, it shows earth has drenched into frozen winters. And it shows how humans are striving to live. And all those who survive the apocalypse board a train that has 1001 cars. This train will circle the entire earth’s hemisphere.
While on the train, the series will show despite being on the brink of extinction, remaining humans will fight over social disparities. And class discrimination and political view differences will continue to divide these remaining humans.
The cast of the show
The upcoming series will cast Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Lena Hall, and Steven Ogg. Showrunner Graeme Manson was at the New York comic con last year and he disclosed the series will have a murder mystery twist to it. And this is a new turn to the story, not explored by anyone in previous iterations. In explaining it he said:
“The murder-mystery is a convenient and gruesome way into the heart of the story”