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The show “Snowpiercer” is based on the movie at the same name directed by Bong Jun-ho.
The show “Snowpiercer” is based on the movie at the same name directed by Bong Jun-ho.
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By The Nation

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Through a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, Netflix will premiere the series “Snowpiercer” co-produced by Tomorrow Studios and Studio T to its members globally outside of the US and China in 2019.

Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly and Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs star in the series. Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centres 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 series is based on the acclaimed movie of the same name.

The series also stars Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Katie McGuinness, Susan Park and Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee Lena Hall.

“Snowpiercer” is a co-production of Tomorrow Studios, a partnership between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios, and Turner’s Studio T. Award-winning writer and producer Graeme Manson (“Orphan Black”) is the showrunner and also serves as executive producer along with Scott Derrickson, Matthew O’Connor and the original film’s Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.

James Hawes will serve as director and co-executive producer.

The series will debut on TNT in the US.

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