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TNT taps critically acclaimed writer Graeme Mansonas as showrunner for post-apocalyptic sci-fi series 'Snowpiercer'


Tue, Feb 27th 2018 10:50 pm
Oscar-winner Jennifer Connelly, Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs star in series
Turner's TNT has tapped award-winning writer and producer Graeme Manson ("Orphan Black") to serve as showrunner on "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-winner Daveed Diggs ("Hamilton"), Mickey Sumner ("American Made"), Alison Wright ("The Accountant"), Susan Park ("Ghostbusters"), Sasha Frolova ("The Interestings"), Sheila Vand ("Argo"), Katie McGuinness ("Dirty Filthy Love"), Roberto Urbina ("Narcos"), Sam Otto ("Jellyfish"), Tony-winner and Grammy-nominee Lena Hall ("All My Children"), Annalise Basso ("Bedtime Stories") and Benjamin Haigh ("The Conjuring 2").
"Graeme's extensive background in the sci-fi genre, coupled with his brilliant work behind 'Orphan Black,' made him the perfect choice for this series," said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. "He is the best conductor to navigate the thought-provoking and delicate themes of the series, while bringing this frozen, futuristic world to life."
"I've been a tremendous fan of Graeme's work and his creative vision aligns perfectly with shaping the 'Snowpiercer' world for a television audience," added Marty Adelstein, executive producer and CEO of Tomorrow Studios.
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 television adaptation.
Manson co-created the critically praised, hit sci-fi thriller "Orphan Black." In addition, he has penned several episodes of TV series, TV movies and is known for writing the film "Cube."
"Snowpiercer" is a co-production of Tomorrow Studios and Turner's Studio T, along with CJ Entertainment. The series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios' Marty Adelstein ("Prison Break," "Teen Wolf") and Becky Clements ("Good Behavior," "Last Man Standing"). Scott Derrickson ("Doctor Strange") and the original film's Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi are also executive producers on the series.

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