It is being reported TNT has ordered a 10-episode run of the futuristic thriller based on the acclaimed film. And they’re not skimping on the cast here, with Oscar-winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) and Hamilton stand-out Daveed Diggs starring in the lead roles. The 2013 film Snowpiercer, based on the French post-apocalyptic graphic novel “Le Transperceneige,” is a story most deserving of further exploration, and made an impressive film that got a lot of attention. They’ll be trapped in a high-tech, perpetually-in-motion super-train that houses the last vestiges of humanity and endlessly travels around the world, which has become a frozen, uninhabitable wasteland.
The pilot was written by Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and directed by Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange); as of this writing, no showrunner has been announced. It should be interesting to see what direction is taken in adapting the story to a serialized TV version of the metaphorical dystopian tale There’s no release date announced just yet, so stay tuned.