San Diego Comic Con attendees will get the first look at TBS’s sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer. The series is based on the film of the same name starring Chris Evans and Jamie Bell and is set to premiere next spring.
The network has given the series an order for a second season prior to its first season debut.
“Snowpiercer is the perfect show to kick-off TBS’ entry into dramas with intricate storytelling, stunning visuals and first-class acting,” said Brett Weitz, general manager for TBS and TNT. “We believe in the longevity of this series and that audiences will be amazed by the fantastical world that brings to life such relevant social, political and environmental issues.”
The cast of season one includes Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Lena Hall, and Steven Ogg. They’ll be joining the series’ showrunner/executive producer Graeme Manson for the show’s first panel at SDCC. The Snowpiercer talent will be taking the stage on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 3pm PT in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront next to the San Diego Convention Center for a Q&A with attendees and an exclusive first look at the first episode.
The sci-fi series is a Tomorrow Studios (a joint venture between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios) and CJ Entertainment production. Adelstein, Becky Clements, director James Hawes, Matthew O’Connor, and Scott Derrickson served as executive producers. Director Bong Joon Ho, Miky Lee, Tae-sung Jeong, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi – producers of the theatrical film – also executive produce the series.
Snowpiercer was released in July 2013 and earned $171,000 over its first weekend in domestic release. The R-rated thriller went on to ring up $86 million worldwide before exiting theaters. The film currently sits at 95% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
“Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation based on the acclaimed movie of the same name.”