It is evident from the recent trailer launch of TBS’ Snowpiercer that they want a larger audience to experience the world created by the Korean director Bong Joon-Ho with his critically appreciated film with the very same title.
Inspired by a French book, the movie is set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic world where an endeavor to control the Earth’s climate ends up in a disaster, compelling the remainder of the human race to survive in a colossal train. The disaster turns the world to look like it is in an arctic inspired, ice-age. Snowpiercer picks up right where the original film had dropped it’s audience seven years ago. This means that the train is functioning based on distorted socio-economic structures to this date. The role of the original conductor, played by Ed Harris is now being essayed by Jennifer Connelly, who’s job is to ensure that all passengers aboard the training work per the plan and no low-caste uprisings occur.
The series will be starring Daveed Diggs of Hamilton fame, Alison Wright from The Americans, and Lena Hall from Hedwig and the Angry Inch. It will be overseen by Graeme Manson of the Orphan Black fame. Like any other series, this too hit snags during its production. TBS decided to bring Scott Derickson, who shot Doctor Strange to work on a script by Josh Friedman. Their creative discord made Friedman quit, and Derrickson refused to reshoot stating that the original script was the most superior one he had come across and worked on and that Graeme’s radical vision was extremely different for the show.
Bong’s Snowpiercer found its viewers on Netflix but it is believed that the new version will take the traditional route with television and Warner Media’s HBO Max. A second season of the series is already on its way, even before the first one’s impending premiere. Viewers trust the new series to fix loopholes of the original film.