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TNT greenlights post-apocalyptic sci-fi series 'Snowpiercer'

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Thu, Jan 11th 2018 05:30 pm
Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly and Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs star in series co-produced by Tomorrow Studios, Turner's Studio T, along with CJ Entertainment
TNT has given a series greenlight to "Snowpiercer," a futuristic thriller based on the acclaimed movie of the same name. The series stars Oscar-winner Jennifer Connelly ("A Beautiful Mind"), Tony Award and Grammy Award-winner Daveed Diggs ("Hamilton," "Black-ish"), Mickey Sumner ("American Made"), Susan Park ("Ghostbusters"), Benjamin Haigh ("The Conjuring 2"), Sasha Frolova ("The Interestings"), Katie McGuinness ("Dirty Filthy Love"), Alison Wright ("The Accountant"), Annalise Basso ("Bedtime Stories"), Sam Otto ("Jellyfish"), Roberto Urbina ("Narcos"), Sheila Vand ("Argo") and Tony Award-winner and Grammy nominee Lena Hall ("All My Children").
"I'm a personal fan of Bong Joon Ho's epic film, and jumped at the chance to honor his original vision, yet expand upon the world and characters with a diverse, award-winning cast," said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. "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."
Marty Adelstein, CEO of Tomorrow Studios, added, "Given the exceptional global appeal of the original film, we have a tremendous obligation to ensure the TV adaptation is exceptional in scope and magnitude. We have found that with TNT and with our talented cast. Now we are excited to work together in creating a world unlike any other on television."
Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, "Snowpiercer" 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.
The "Snowpiercer" pilot was directed by Scott Derrickson and was written by Josh Friedman ("Avatar 4," "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles").

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