Snowpiercer TV Pilot Ordered by TNT

TNT has officially ordered a pilot for a Snowpiercer TV series, a futuristic thriller based on the award-winning film by Bong Joon-ho.

A co-production of Tomorrow Studios and Turner’s Studio T, the hour-long drama pilot is being executive-produced by writer-showrunner Josh Friedman (Avatar 4Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein (AquariusPrison BreakTeen Wolf) and Becky Clements (Good BehaviorAquariusLast Man Standing), and the original film’s Bong Joon-ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi, along with CJ Entertainment.

Snowpiercer is set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, and the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting television adaptation.

“‘Snowpiercer’ has one of the most original concepts to hit the screen in the last decade, and it’s one that offers numerous opportunities for deeper exploration in a series format,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. “We look forward to expanding TNT’s relationship with Tomorrow Studios and their take on a world where humanity is pushed to the extreme.”

“TNT has become a great producing partner to Tomorrow Studios and we are excited to continue our relationship with them on ‘Snowpiercer,’ for which we not only have a pilot but are writing multiple scripts,” added Adelstein, CEO of Tomorrow Studios. “This is an incredibly powerful story and one for which finding the perfect home was imperative to its success.”

Snowpiercer was originally based on the French graphic novel series by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette. The film, released in 2013, stars Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, John Hurt, and Ed Harris.