Netflix just dropped the trailer for the highly-anticipated TV series adaptation of Parasite director Bong Joon-Ho’s 2013 dystopian drama Snowpiercer. The 10-part series stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs and Alison Wright.
Here’s the official synopsis:
“Snowpiercer takes place seven years after the collapse of society due to a global climate catastrophe. All remaining human life now lives aboard the massive Snowpiercer, a perpetual-motion train constantly circling the icy surface of the earth. The train is ordered according to a class system, with the elites living an extravagant life in the front cars and the poverty-stricken lower classes inhabiting the tail in squalid conditions.
“It tells the story of what happens in the face of extreme inequality — when those who have been oppressed their entire lives finally decide to take their destiny into their own hands. Filled with suspense, mystery, and unrelenting action, Snowpiercer is a stylish and timely tale of how humans are forced to act in a world turned upside-down.”
The original 2013 movie — starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton and Song Kang-Ho — was written and directed by Bong, adapting a graphic novel by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette.
It's widely reported that Bong was at loggerheads with producer Harvey Weinstein who wanted the movie’s running time trimmed (it clocks in at 126 minutes). In the end, Bong kept his director's cut by lying to the now-imprisoned mogul.
Snowpiercer isn’t the only Boon Joon-Ho movie that’s been made into a TV show. His Oscar-winning Parasite is being developed by HBO as a six-hour limited series, with Mark Ruffalo rumoured to star.
The first two episodes of Snowpiercer will be available on May 25, with new episodes in subsequent weeks from June 1. Catch the original Snowpiercer on tvN Movies via meWATCH.