Snowpiercer TV series in development

By Nathaniel Dalby - Thu 11th Jan 2018 News

The sci-fi action film is set to get a small-screen version.

Chris Evans and Jamie Bell in Snowpiercer

A TV spin-off the film Snowpiercer is currently in development, US channel TNT has confirmed. 

The series, which will be based on the 2013 sci-fi action film starring Chris Evans, has reportedly been planned for at least 2 years, but is only now going into production. 

Director of the film, Bong Joon-ho, had been working with Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles writer Josh Friedman on a script for the pilot, with Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson helming it.

Now, TV station TNT has ordered a full season of the show, which is set to star Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs. 

Much like the film, the Snowpiercer TV series will revolve around a train of survivors 7 years after an apocalypse has wiped out most of the human race. 

TNT executive vice president Sarah Aubrey said that the show would take key elements people enjoyed from the film.

"I'm a personal fan of Bong Joon-ho's epic film, and jumped at the chance to honour his original vision, yet expand upon the world and characters with a diverse, award-winning cast.

"Science fiction is the perfect genre to examine issues of race, class, gender and natural resources with thought-provoking and exciting storytelling. Snowpiercer will explore those relevant issues while embarking on a wild, action-filled ride.”

Scott Derrickson, director of the pilot, tweeted that the cast of the show was perfect and that he enjoyed working on it.

"I will say this about Snowpiercer - the all-female key crew was the best I've ever worked with, and the entire ensemble cast is just astonishing. Very proud of the show we made.”

Source: Digital Spy