Jennifer Connelly

Netflix boards new futuristic thriller Snowpiercer

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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.