Bong Joon-Ho's Snowpiercer came out back in 2013, and though the movie was pretty solid in itself, TNT had decided to make a series out of the film. The series is also expected to come out on Netflix, and the streaming service has dropped a new trailer.
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.
As you can see, the visuals and overall story of the series looks to be the exact same as the film, only this time, Jennifer Connelly's character seems to be the face of the antagonist rather than the mysterious Wilford. While Chris Evans' character in the film was named Curtis, the lead here played by Daveed Diggs is named Andre Layton.
Admittedly, Snowpiercer had actually gone through development hell for the past few years thanks to creative differences between the network and the directors. Originally the series had Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) at the helm, but now we have Orphan Black creator Graeme Manson at the wheel. If anything, the network seems pleased with the results, seeing that Snowpiercer had already been renewed for a second season.
I don't really know how the series could be different, but maybe it could come up with a more solid resolution; which I think the original film lacked.
Catch Snowpiercer on Netflix on May 25.