Seven years have passed since finally makes it to audiencesâ€”and it also takes place seven years after an important event.
In Snowpiercer, itâ€™s been seven years since the Earth froze over. Now, in sub-100 degree cold, a train circles the globe, keeping the people on it alive. The passengers are segregated on the train by class, but the folksÂ at the back of the train arenâ€™t having it anymore and a revolution begins. That was the plot of the 2013 movie with Chris Evans, and it carries over for the show, which stars Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly. A few trailers have been released already, but this new one, via Entertainment Weekly, is the best yet, teasing a large-scale show thatâ€™s sure to blend social issues with intense action.
The previous trailer concentrated more on the world-building of the show while this one is more about its scope and set pieces. Blending all of that into a weekly show certainly has the potential for something very cool. It also doesnâ€™t hurt that a show about a global disaster is debuting during…a global disaster. People may just see this heightened version of our reality as a satisfying brand of escapism. As long as they keep their limbs inside.
Snowpiercer comes to TNT on May 17.