Dystopian thriller Snowpiercer is coming to TV, with a pilot by Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles showrunner Josh Friedman.
Adapted from the French comic book Le Transperceneige, the Snowpiercer movie was directed by Bong Joon-Ho and starred Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton. It’s a surreal post-apocalyptic scenario where all surviving humans are trapped onboard a moving train, with different economic classes living on different carriages. Despite critical acclaim, the film suffered at the box office due to its limited distribution.
TV Line describes the TV adaptation as a story about “class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival,” airing on TNT. The show’s cast and creative team are yet to be announced, aside from author and former io9 editor Charlie Jane Anders.
It’s unclear to what extent TNT’s Snowpiercer will relate to the movie, but it seems likely to draw more from the original comic. After all, Bong Joon-Ho’s Snowpiercer is a two-hour action thriller, whereas Le Transperceneige spans two volumes and explores a longer and more complex story.