Wednesday, October 2, 2019

New Drama 'Snowpiercer' Starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs Moves Back to TNT from TBS

The original drama series Snowpiercer continues to have a whiplash-inducing journey towards the screen. Five months after it was announced the series had been moved to TBS from TNT, the decision has been reversed today. The drama will now air on TNT as was originally planned, with the first season set to air in Spring 2020. A second season has already been ordered.

"We've had the unique opportunity to more thoroughly test and explore where this show will best perform," said Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer at HBO Max, TNT, TBS and TruTV. "While we are still adding dramas to TBS, after further research and consideration we've decided to keep Snowpiercer on TNT. Now that we've seen this incredible post-apocalyptic sci-fi series in its entirety, and better understand the audience this show will appeal to, we're confident it will perform strongest on TNT."

Based on the acclaimed 2013 film of the same name, the drama is set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland. It centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe.

The drama stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Iddo Goldberg, Katie McGuinness, Lena Hall, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand, Rowan Blanchard, Jaylin Fletcher and Steven Ogg.

Graeme Manson serves as showrunner on drama after replacing original series creator Josh Friedman. Manson executive produces with Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Matthew O'Connor, Bong Joon Ho, Miky Lee, Tae-sung Jeong, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun, Dooho Choi and director James Hawes. Studio T, Tomorrow Studios and CJ Entertainment produce.