Those eagerly awaiting the premiere of Snowpiercer can now look forward to tuning in to the series premiere a bit earlier than expected.
On Thursday (April 2), TNT announced that it has officially moved up the premiere of it’s highly anticipated Snowpiercer series by two weeks.
Originally, the series (which has been in development at TNT since 2015) was scheduled to be released via the cable network on May 31. Now, it’ll officially make its debut on May 17.
In a statement announcing the decision to move the premiere up, TNT general manager hinted that the network made the decision to do so in light of the current coronavirus pandemic, which has forced quite a few studios to shuffle around their originally scheduled releases.
“Snowpiercer is one of the most anticipated original series of 2020 and in this climate, viewers are craving thrilling, engaging, edge of your seat content that speaks to them on a deeper level,” said Weitz in a statement according to Variety. “It is extremely important that we continue with our promise to meet audiences where they are, and to that effect, we are moving up Snowpiercer’s premiere so that fans can enjoy this futuristic series even earlier.”
Based on a French graphic novel titled Le Transpercenegie by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette, Snowpiercer was first adapted for the screen by Academy Award winner Bong Joon Ho in 2013. Ho’s adaptation of the post-apocalyptic drama starred Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, and Ed Harris.
Like the 2013 movie, TNT’s series adaptation focuses on the last remaining members of the human race who now live aboard a train that moves through a world covered in snow and ice.
The Snowpiercer series stars Hamilton vet Daveed Diggs starring as Layton Well– a prisoner who’s barely surviving the harsh conditions living in the tail end of the train.
Others who will star alongside Diggs include Jennifer Connelly, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Iddo Goldberg, Katie McGuinness, Lena Hall, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand, and Jaylin Fletcher.
Snowpiercer premieres via TNT on May 17 at 9 p.m.