TNT is trying to give the people what they need by moving the premiere of Snowpiercer, based on Oscar winner Bong Joon Ho’s 2013 film, up to May 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
TNT announced the decision to move the series up from its original May 31 release date was “in an effort to give viewers more compelling original content at a faster pace.” The series stars Daveed Diggs, Jennifer Connelly, Alison Wright, Susan Park, Iddo Goldbert, Mickey Sumner, Katie McGuinness, Lena Hall, Roberto Urbina, Annalise Basso, Sheila Vand and Jaylin Fletcher.
The series, like the film, is set in a dystopian world where surviving humans are living in a perpetually-moving train. According to the official release:
Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity who inhabit a perpetually moving train, with 1001 cars, that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation based on the graphic novel series and film from Oscar® winner Bong Joon Ho (Parasite). The series was renewed for a season two prior to season one airing. Production on season one wrapped and season two production is nearly completed.
The series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adlestein and Becky Clements, who are also producing Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop series as well as a recently announced One Piece live-action series. The Snowpiercer series has been in the works for some time now, moving from TNT to TBS and back to TNT, all before the series has premiered.
TNT, TBS and truTV’s general manager Brett Weitz said 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.”
“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.”