On the Rails: TNT'S Snowpiercer Series Gets Moved Up

In a time when most projects are getting pushed back due to the coronavirus health crisis that spans the globe, one new genre entry has some good news to share. TNT's long gestating Snowpiercer television series has been moved up by the cable outlet. Initially planned for a May 31st air date, the first episode will now premiere on Sunday May 17th at 9pm. The show is based on the graphic novel and the movie that was directed by Oscar winner Bong Joon Ho. Before its even seen the light of day, the series has already been given the green light for a season two by TNT. 

Snowpiercer takes place aboard a speeding train that hosts the last remnants of mankind as they're sheltered from the frigid outdoor temps. The comic and movie both featured a political story about class warfare and survival of the fittest. The movie didn't rack in major cash at the box office but it has garnered cult status over the last several years, in turn getting a series order. It will be interesting to see how they adapt it for the smaller screen. 

The new adaptation features Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs in lead roles. The show is helmed by Orphan Black's Graeme Manson.