TNT has ordered to series the TV adaptation of the futuristic thriller, Snowpiercer, set to star Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly.
It is based on the award-winning 2013 film by Bong Joon Ho, starring the likes of Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton and Octavia Spencer.
The pilot for the show was ordered in late 2016.
The TNT drama is being executive-produced by writer-showrunner Josh Friedman (“Avatar 4,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) and Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein (“Aquarius,” “Prison Break”) and Becky Clements (“Good Behavior,” “Aquarius”), and the original film’s Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi, along with CJ Entertainment.
“Snowpiercer” is set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, and the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Its presentation as a miniature look at matters of class and the potential for genuine class warfare (when the oppressed decide that they no longer wish to exist in a society whose socioeconomic system insists on their oppression, and act against it, providing a lever for radical change) could be a timely television adaptation, given the current climate we’re living in.
Diggs will play Layton Well, “a prisoner barely surviving the harsh conditions in the tail end of the train” — which is reportedly similar to the role that Evans played.
Other co-stars are Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Benjamin Haigh, Sasha Frolova, Katie McGuinness, Alison Wright, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand and Lena Hall.