The long in the works “Snowpiercer” TV series is still a good year away from airing, but WarnerMedia has not only announced a Spring 2020 launch target date but also confirmed they’ve renewed the series for a second season.
On top of that, the series will now air on TBS instead of TNT as originally planned – an unexpected move as TBS has been defined by comedy whereas TNT has been dominated by dramas like “The Alienist” and “Animal Kingdom”.
Based on the comic “Transperceneige” and its film adaptation “Snowpiercer” starring Chris Evans and Octavia Spencer, the story is set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland. The action centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe.
The series was first put into development in 2015, ordered to pilot in 2016, and ordered to series in 2018, in the process losing original showrunner and series creator Josh Friedman along with director Scott Derrickson in a very public way. Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park and more co-star.
Source: TV Line