Snowpiercer to premiere on TNT in May

Snowpiercer posterTNT has announced the release date for the upcoming TV adaptation of Snowpiercer starring Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly.

Originally supposed to air at the end of May, the series will be premiering instead on May 17. The show is based on Le Transperceneige, a post-apocalyptic French graphic novel by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette originally published in 1982. More volumes were published in subsequent years. An English translation was released in 2014 by Titan Comics.

In 2013, the graphic novel was notably adapted into a film by Korean director Bong Joon-ho (Parasite) starring Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton. While it has taken some years for the television series to be developed, it has already been renewed for a second season.

According to a report by Collider, the show also stars Alison Wright (The Americans), Mickey Sumner (Frances Ha), Susan Park (Ghostbusters), Iddo Goldberg (Peaky Blinders), Katie McGuinness (Dirty Filthy Love),  Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Annalise Basso (Bedtime Stories), Sam Otto (Jellyfish), Roberto Urbina (Narcos), Sheila Vand (Argo), Jaylin Fletcher (Saturday Church), and Rowan Blanchard (Girl Meets World).

On the early renewal of the series, TBS and TNT general manager Brett Weitz said this:

“We believe in the longevity of this series and that audiences will be amazed by the fantastical world that brings to life such relevant social, political and environmental issues.”

Here is the official synopsis of the show:

“Snowpiercer, the Great Ark Train, has kept the last remnants of humanity alive for almost seven years. A rigid class system maintains order, with First Class holding power over workers, while a condemned Prison Class struggles to survive in the Tail. Now, a grisly murder is stoking class division, so Melanie Cavill (Connelly), the powerful head of hospitality, deputizes a dangerous rebel to help solve the killing — Andre Layton (Diggs), the world’s only surviving homicide detective.”

Don’t miss Snowpiercer season one on May 17 on TNT.

Check out the trailer below: