Netflix adapts Bong Joon Ho’s Snowpiercer into an original series

by Matthew Escosia
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Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a perpetually moving train, with 1001 cars, that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation. The series is based on the graphic novel series and film from  Oscar® winner Bong Joon Ho (Parasite).

Oscar® winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) and Grammy®  and Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Black-ish) will star in the series together with Alison Wright (The Americans), Mickey Sumner (Frances Ha, Battle of the Sexes), Susan Park (Ghostbusters), Iddo Goldberg (Peaky Blinders, The Zookeeper’s Wife), Katie McGuinness (Dirty Filthy Love), Tony Award® winner and Grammy® nominee Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), AnnaliseBasso(Bedtime Stories) , Sam Otto (Jellyfish), Roberto Urbina (Narcos), Sheila Vand (Argo) and Jaylin Fletcher (Saturday Church).

Snowpiercer is a production of Tomorrow Studios (a joint venture between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios), along with CJ Entertainment, who produced the original film. The series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein (Cowboy Bebop, Hanna) and Becky Clements (One Piece, Last Man Standing).

Award-winning writer and producer Graeme Manson (Orphan Black) is the showrunner and also serves as executive producer along with Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Doctor Strange), Matthew O’Connor (Continuum, Tin Man) and the original film’s producers Bong Joon Ho (Parasite), Miky Lee, Tae-sung Jeong, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.

Directed by James Hawes Snowpiercer will have 10 episodes and will be available on May 25 on Netflix with new episodes weekly.

Watch the series trailer here!


Photos courtesy of Netflix.

 

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