TNT’s long-awaited Snowpiercer series is finally about to hit screens – and Netflix has it for distribution outside of the U.S. and China.
Netflix has now released their trailer for Snowpiercer, a series adaptation of the 1982 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige and the Chris Evans-starring 2013 film adaptation that followed from acclaimed director Bong Joon-ho (Parasite, The Host, Okja). The plot follows the passengers aboard the Snowpiercer, a perpetually moving train circling the globe – seven years after the world becomes a frozen wasteland.
Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) are among the big cast of the series, which has been in the works for years now. The project was met with plenty of creative differences and production issues on its way to fruition, but it’s finally about to arrive – with a second season already greenlit to boot. The show has been developed by Graeme Manson, co-creator of Orphan Black and co-writer of Cube.
As far as the early word goes, the first reviews have been positive, albeit mixed. At the time of writing the series has a 68% Rotten Tomatoes score, with critics commending the cast and the production values, although pointing out that the social critiques and subversive elements of the film and comic aren’t up to the wanted standard. Still, it’s early, and shows can often times find their ways late in the season – or even multiple seasons later.
Check out the trailer below. Snowpiercer will be making its way onto Netflix on May 25. For the US, it begins on TNT on May 17.