PASADENA – January 15, 2020–TNT launches itshighly anticipated post-apocalyptic sci-fi series Snowpiercer, starring Oscar® winner Jennifer Connelly(A Beautiful Mind) and Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs(Hamilton, Black-ish), on Sunday, May 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel series and the film from Golden Globe® Award winner Bong Joon Ho (Parasite), Snowpiercer joins TNT’s line-up of big, lean-forwardtelevision that gives viewers the best seat in the house for electrifying stories, dynamic characters and thrilling events.
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.
In addition to Connelly and Diggs, season one of this gripping, futuristic thriller stars Emmy® nominee 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), Annalise Basso (Bedtime Stories), Sam Otto (Jellyfish), Roberto Urbina (Narcos), Sheila Vand(Argo) and Jaylin Fletcher(Saturday Church).
Snowpiercer was previously renewed for a second season prior to its series premiere. Production for season two is currently underway.
Snowpiercer is produced by 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, Prison Break) and Becky Clements (Hanna, Cowboy Bebop, Last Man Standing); showrunner Graeme Manson (Orphan Black), who wrote the first episode; director James Hawes (The Alienist, Black Mirror); Matthew O’Connor (Continuum, Tin Man); Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Doctor Strange), and the original film's producers Bong Joon Ho, Miky Lee, Tae-sung Jeong, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.
About TNT TNT, a WarnerMedia Entertainment brand, is watched by more people than any other cable network and known for big, lean-forward television that gives viewers the best seat in the house for electrifying stories, dynamic characters and thrilling events. TNT is home to some of television's most popular original series including The Alienist, Animal Kingdom, Claws and I Am the Night, the upcoming sequel The Alienist: The Angel of Darkness, and the eagerly anticipated, sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer. TNT is expanding its programming to include premium unscripted with the docuseries Shaq Life, giving an all-access look at the larger-than-life personality. TNT also presents popular shows such as Bones and Castle, in addition to primetime specials and sports coverage, including the NBA and NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championships and the professional wrestling league All Elite Wrestling (AEW), which has exploded onto the scene with AEW Dynamite premiering as the night’s #1 wrestling show. Website:www.tntdrama.com
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About Tomorrow Studios Tomorrow Studios, a joint venture between CEO Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios, develops and produces dramas and comedies distributed by ITV Studios. Spearheaded by Adelstein and Becky Clements (President), this highly successful producing duo has already enjoyed great success with TNT on Good Behavior, starring Michelle Dockery. Additional series include Hanna for Amazon Studios and the highly-anticipated Cowboy Bebop for Netflix.