When it was announced that TNT was developing a series based on “Snowpiercer,” folks had every right to be excited. Not only is “Snowpiercer” a great film from Bong Joon Ho, but it established a world that seemed ripe for exploration. In addition, Scott Derrickson (“Doctor Strange”) was brought aboard to direct the pilot and a great cast was hired to tell the story. But then the train went off the rails, so to speak. Derrickson had a very public falling out with the folks in charge and stepped away. The show went through a number of showrunner changes and switched back and forth between networks. Ultimately, the show finally arrived and it was…meh. But the season finale did tease one fun thing—Sean Bean.
As seen in the teaser for Season 2, which is hitting TNT in early 2021, Sean Bean is front and center as the big bad of the series, aka Mr. Wilford, the conductor. The show is all about revolution and how a group of impoverished people on a non-stop train through a wintry wasteland have to rise up to take back their rights from the privileged few. And standing in their way now is Sean Bean as the man that aims to keep them in check.
The series stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Alison Wright, Iddo Goldberg, Susan Park, Katie McGuinness, Sam Otto, Sheila Vand, Mike O’Malley, and Sean Bean.
Here’s the synopsis:
Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a 1001 car, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation based on the acclaimed movie and graphic novel series of the same name. Starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs.
“Snowpiercer” season 2 airs January 25 on TNT.