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WarnerMedia orders second season of post-apocalyptic sci-fi series 'Snowpiercer' prior to premiere

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Wed, May 15th 2019 05:30 pm

First season of anticipated series to debut on TBS in spring of 2020

Oscar-winner Jennifer Connelly and Tony Award-winner Daveed Diggs star in futuristic thriller

WarnerMedia has ordered a second season of its post-apocalyptic sci-fi series “Snowpiercer” prior to its series premiere. Based on the acclaimed film of the same name, the anticipated futuristic thriller will debut next year on TBS.

Known for its comedies, TBS will be adding dramas to its programming lineup starting with “Snowpiercer,” starring Oscar-winner Jennifer Connelly (“A Beautiful Mind”) and Tony Award-winner Daveed Diggs (“Hamilton,” “Black-ish”), in spring of 2020.

“ ‘Snowpiercer’ is the perfect show to kick-off TBS’ entry into dramas with intricate storytelling, stunning visuals and first-class acting,” said Brett Weitz, general manager for TBS and TNT. “We believe in the longevity of this series and that audiences will be amazed by the fantastical world that brings to life such relevant social, political and environmental issues.”

Set more than 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 play out in this riveting television adaptation. Writing on season two will begin this June with Graeme Manson (“Orphan Black”) returning as executive producer and showrunner.

In addition to Connelly and Diggs, season one of “Snowpiercer” stars Emmy nominee Alison Wright (“The Americans”), Mickey Sumner (“Frances Ha”), Susan Park (“Ghostbusters”), Iddo Goldberg (“Peaky Blinders”), Katie McGuinness (“Dirty Filthy Love”), Tony Award-winner and Grammy nominee Lena Hall (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”), Annalise Basso (“Bedtime Stories”), Sam Otto (“Jellyfish”), Roberto Urbina (“Narcos”), Sheila Vand (“Argo”) and Jaylin Fletcher (“Saturday Church”). Rowan Blanchard (“Girl Meets World”) has been elevated to series regular for season two.

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