Snowpiercer: TNT moves up the premiere date of the show

After several delays, reports state that the premiere of the Snowpiercer television show will arrive earlier on our screens than initially scheduled.

Some good news for fans who have been waiting for the Snowpiercer television show – TNT has announced the premiere date will be brought forward! The much-delayed series, starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs, was originally set to air on May 31. Deadline now reports that the WarnerMedia network will release the show on May 17.

Snowpiercer is a post-apocalyptic story adapted from the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette. Published in 1982, an English translation in 2014 was released by Titan Comics. The graphic novel was also adapted to film by recent Oscar winner, Bong Joon-ho in 2013.

Snowpiercer is set in an era where the survivors of a global catastrophe live aboard a perennially-moving train. They must navigate the rigid class system that quashes the tail section passengers while those in the front of the train live in the lap of luxury.

The graphic novel is a brutal look at the worst of humanity, and expectations are high for this thriller to play out over several episodes of the show.

A television reboot has been on the cards for years, but the show has not seen the light of day until now. Ever since the series was announced in 2016, there have been numerous changes behind-the-scenes with writers and directors falling out and leaving the production.

TNT is confident in the final product, however, since it has already renewed the show for a second season. Filming on the second season has been halted due to the current crisis, but is set to resume.

A new teaser for Snowpiercer has also been released, though it doesn’t add much more information about the show. From the looks of it, much of the first season is lifting elements directly from the book – eventual comparisons between the film and the series are likely to arise.

The creators have seemingly also tried to create an obvious racial divide in the story, perhaps as a way to reflect the real-world systemic oppression of people of colour.

Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Iddo Goldberg, Katie McGuinness, Lena Hall, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand and Jaylin Fletcher are also set to star in the show.

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