Snowpiercer has been on the dramatic backlog of TNT for nearly four years now. The series – adapting French future-dystopian comic book Le Transperceneige and the subsequent 2013 Snowpiercer film starring Chris Evans – was saddled with delays over creative issues, leading to a setback-inducing showrunner swap. However, while the show has yet to premiere, season 2 is already in the works... except not for TNT, but TBS!
The mythology of Snowpiercer takes place amongst the wintry desolation of a far-future inside the constantly chugging titular track-looping locomotive, in which remnants of society live in refuge from the snow-packed Earth. However, the crux of the drama tends to center on the caste divisions of the train and the recognisable follies of human nature. The TV adaptation – at least, in season 1 – is headlined by Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs.
While details are still scarce for season 1, here's everything you need to know about Snowpiercer season 2!
Snowpiercer season 2 cast
Steven Ogg has been promoted to a series regular for Snowpiercer season 2, reports Deadline. He will play Pike, described as “a volatile Tailie gang leader, who as Layton’s (Diggs) rival, may be more interested in chaos than a real revolution.” Of course, by the time we get to this point, Ogg’s Pike will have already been introduced on the series via his season 1 recurring run. The actor, who video game fans will always remember as the voice of the violently irascible Trevor Philips in Grand Theft Auto V, has been fielding high-profile TV runs on Amazon’s The Tick, HBO’s Westworld and a lengthy run on AMC’s The Walking Dead.
Additionally, Rowan Blanchard (The Goldbergs, Girl Meets World) has reportedly earned a similar series regular promotion, per her original deal, which offered the bump in the event of a renewal. She will recur in season 1 as Alexandra, originally described as "a self-assured 17-year-old, wise beyond her years, with mysterious connections to the history of Snowpiercer."
At this point, it’s too early to determine who else will return for Snowpiercer for season 2, even headliners Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs. – That would be like a 2011 mistake of assumption listing star Sean Bean as a Game Of Thrones cast member for the then-upcoming season 2.
For now, in season 1, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Katie McGuinness, Susan Park, Lena Hall, Iddo Goldberg, Sam Otto, Annalise Basso, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand and Jaylin Fletcher fill out the cast of Snowpiercer. We’ll have to wait and see whose character will make it to season 2.
Snowpiercer season 2 renewal
Bigwigs at Turner cable outlet TNT – on which season 1 will air – must like what they see of the early footage, since, back in May, an early renewal was made for Snowpiercer season 2. Yet, the renewal comes with an intriguing caveat: the show will move from Turner’s drama-centric TNT to comedy-touting sibling station TBS, set for 2020. However, there will be stability in the creative department since showrunner/executive-producer Graeme Manson (Orphan Black) will be back for season 2.
Snowpiercer season 2 release date
Snowpiercer season 2 will premiere on TBS in the spring of 2020 on a date to be revealed. We'll bring you UK details when we get them.