Post-apocalyptic drama Snowpiercer will not see season four on TNT. Producer Tomorrow Studios is searching for a new home for season four, which was planned to be the final one.
Snowpiercer is based on a 2013 movie. The cast includes Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs.
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 are persistent themes.
"We can confirm that TNT will not air season four of Snowpiercer," the network said in a statement. "This was a difficult decision, but our admiration for the talented writers, actors and crew who brought Snowpiercer’s extraordinary post-apocalyptic world to life remains strong. We have been working collaboratively with the producers since last year to help the series find a new home where fans can continue to enjoy the compelling story and exceptional visual experience. We look forward to working with them on future projects."
The show debuted in spring 2020. It was initially a TBS series, but WarnerMedia brass decided Snowpiercer was better suited for TNT’s audience.
Deadline previously reported of Snowpiercer’s demise at TNT, calling the show the only remaining original scripted series on the network. Deadline said season four production has been completed.
Tomorrow Studios' Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements executive produce, with showrunner Graeme Manson, director James Hawes; Matthew O’Connor; Scott Derrickson, and the original film's producers, Bong Joon Ho, Miky Lee, Tae-sung Jeong, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi. Bong Joon Ho directed the movie. ■
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