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TNT Orders Snowpiercer Pilot

November 21, 2016 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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Coming Soon reports that TNT has ordered a pilot for a Snowpiercer TV series, based on the 2013 film directed by Bong Joon Ho. The hour-long pilot will be produced by Tomorrow Studios and Studio T. It will be executive produced by writer/showrunner Josh Friedman, Tomorrow Studios CEO Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi, along with CJ Entertainment.

Here’s a synopsis: 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.

TNT executive vice president of original programming Sarah Aubrey said: “‘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. We look forward to expanding TNT’s relationship with Tomorrow Studios and their take on a world where humanity is pushed to the extreme.

Adelstein added: “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. This is an incredibly powerful story and one for which finding the perfect home was imperative to its success.

The film was based on the French graphic novel by Jacques Lob and Jean-March Rochette. The film starred Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, John Hurt, and Ed Harris.

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