It’s based on the 1982 French graphic novel by Jacques Lob (writer) and Jean-Marc Rochette – La Transperceneige.
Snowpiercer is set 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.
Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting television adaptation.
Snowpiercer will explore those relevant issues while embarking on a wild, action-filled ride.
The Alienist, Black Mirror director James Hawes has come on to direct the reshoots for the Snowpiercer TV pilot. Hawes will also serve as a co-executive producer on the show.
Hawes is taking over for Scott Derrickson, who directed the Snowpiercer pilot from a script written by former showrunner Josh Friedman who exited the show amidst creative differences.
The new showrunner is Graeme Manson who achieved acclaim as the co-creator/writer/executive-pr
It stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Benjamin Haigh, Sasha Frolova, Katie McGuinness, Alison Wright, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand, and Lena Hall.
It is a co-production of Tomorrow Studios and Turner’s Studio T, along with CJ Entertainment. The series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements; and the original film’s Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.