TBS has released the first photos from the upcoming TV series adaptation of “Snowpiercer” based on both the 2014 Bong Joon-ho film and its original comic source material “Le Transperceneige”.
Like that film, the story is set in an Ice Age with the last of humanity now living onboard a train powered by a perpetual-motion engine. Graeme Manson (“Orphan Black”) created the series in which Daveed Diggs plays Andrew Layton, an ex-detective and resident in the lowest class all the way at the back of the train.
He is soon recruited by the train’s authorities to track down a killer. Jennifer Connelly co-stars as Melanie Cavill, the head of hospitality and the train’s announcer.
James Hawes (“Black Mirror”) helms the series and tells EW the series is not political… kind of: “It is adventure storytelling. But it obviously touches on a lot of themes from the news.”
No premiere date has yet been set.