The (post-apocalyptic) television train truly never stops—Snowpiercer has already been renewed for a second season, long before the first season’s spring 2020 premiere. “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,” TBS and TNT general manager Brett Weitz said Wednesday in a statement.
Snowpiercer, much like Bong Joon-ho’s film, and Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette’s graphic novel of the same name, is set years after the world has become an uninhabitable frozen wasteland. The survivors all live onboard a massive, perpetually moving train, struggling with class warfare, injustice and day-to-day survival in such harsh living conditions.
Tony-winning Hamilton breakout Daveed Diggs stars as Layton Well, a prisoner caught up in a violent uprising. Little is known about the roles of other members of the cast, which features Jennifer Connelly, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner and Lena Hall, among others.
Snowpiercer, originally planned to air on TNT, will now be TBS’ first venture into dramatic television. Graeme Manson, co-creator of Orphan Black, will serve as showrunner on both the first and second seasons, while the original film’s producers Joon-ho and Park Chan-wook will stay onboard, as well. Writing on season two begins this June.
Snowpiercer’s first season is set to premiere in the spring of 2020 on TBS. Here’s hoping the train doesn’t crash before then.