Netflix has boarded original futuristic action thriller Snowpiercer which is set to star Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind, Noah) and Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs (Wonder, Black-ish)
Seven years after the world has become a frozen wilderness, Snowpiercer centres on the last remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the planet.
The series is based on the 2013 movie of the same name which starred Hollywood heavyweight Chris Evans and beloved Brits John Hurt and Jamie Bell. Through the train’s hierarchical system of occupancy the series explores the issues of social injustice, class warfare and the politics of survival - the rich ride up front in luxury, while the poor struggle in the desolate tail-end.
The series will also star Alison Wright (The Accountant), Katie McGuinness(Dirty Filthy Love) and Tony Award winner Lena Hall (All My Children).
James Hawes (Black Mirror, The Alienist) will serve as director and co-executive producer.
Through a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, Netflix will premiere the series to its members globally outside of the US and China in 2019 and the series will debut on TNT in the US in 2019.