Snowpiercer will end after its fourth season ends, it was confirmed over the weekend.
The show was produced by the American network TNT, but was broadcast internationally on Netflix in all territories except the United States and China.
Snowpiercer is based on director Parasite Bong Joon-ho's 2013 film of the same name, adapted from the 1982 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, and Jean-Marc Rochette.
Set in a post-apocalyptic future where the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer follows passengers aboard a train of the same name, a huge, ever-moving train that continues to circle the globe carrying the remains of the humanidad.
Designed and built by an eccentric billionaire named Mr. Wilford, the train has over 1,000 cars, some the height of luxury, others barely holding together, leading to constant conflict and tension between the characters with class struggle. , social injustice and politics. of survival playing constantly.
The show starred Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs, with Mickey Sumner, Alison Wright, Iddo Goldberg, and Sean Bean also in key roles. There have been three seasons so far, with the fourth currently in production.
The news was reported by Deadline (opens in a new tab), which confirmed the cancellation and published a quote about the show's ending from a TNT spokesperson, who said, "We can confirm that Snowpiercer will end after a successful run for several seasons. on DTT. Its talented writers, actors, and crew have taken an extraordinary premise and brought it to life in exciting ways. It received critical acclaim, made a significant impact on the post-apocalyptic genre, and now remains in the hearts and minds of fans forever.
Released in May 2020, the show went through a tortuous development process. Josh Friedman, writer of Emerald City and Terminator: Dark Fate, was attached to direct the series, with a pilot directed by Doctor Strange's Scott Derrickson. But, in firing the pilot, Friedman was removed from the show after a dispute with network executives. Derrickson was asked to shoot the pilot again and refused to do so. Ultimately, Orphan Black writer Graeme Manson was hired, a new pilot was filmed, and the show was pushed back a year.
Reviews for the show have been strong, with a 75% rating on Rotten Tomatoes (opens in a new tab), but despite the introduction of a new showrunner, Paul Zbyszewski, who replaced Manson in season four, TNT executives decided that the show has run its course.
Analysis: Why does Snowpiercer end?
The show's creator, TNT, which stands for Turner Network Television, is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, is a basic cable channel largely dedicated to airing classic movies and TV series with most of the programming, especially during the day. , repeating current and old network police procedurals like Bones and Cold Case. At the moment, it only has two original shows, Snowpiercer, which ends after the fourth season, and the US television reboot of the Australian crime drama Animal Kingdom, which is currently in its fifth and final season.
According to Deadline's report, the plan was already for TNT to zero out its original content and the process was accelerated with the merger between Discovery and WarnerMedia.
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