Snowpiercer Season 2 Release Date, Plot, Trailer, Cast & Everything You Need to Know

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The dystopian world of Snowpiercer will finally return this year on TNT for Season 2, so here's everything you need to know about the upcoming season.

Snowpiercer is a post-apocalyptic dysopian thriller is based on both the 2013 South Korean-Czech movie of the same title, directed by Parasite director Bong Joon-ho, and the 1984 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, from which the film was adapted, by Jacques Lob.


Warning: Spoilers for Snowpiercer Season 1 ahead.

Here's everything you need to know about TNT's Snowpiercer Season 2, including the release date, plot, cast, trailers, and whether or not the show will return for a third season:

Snowpiercer Season 2 Release Date & New Trailer Premiered at NYCC 2020

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During Snowpiercer's New York Comic Con (2020) virtual panel on October 8, 2020, the release date and new trailer for Season 2 were revealed. The dystopian thriller will premier in TNT on January 25, 2021.

You can watch the new trailer below:


Snowpiercer Season 2 Plot: What is the next season of the dystopian thriller series going to be about?

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It's safe to say that Season 2 will pick up where the first season left off: After a successful revolution in Season 1, which saw Andre Layton (played by Daveed Diggs) and the Tailies infiltrate the front of the Snowpiercer, Melanie Cavill (Jennifer Connelly) transfers control of the train to Layton, who hopes to start a democratic way of governing the remaining passengers.

Showrunner Graeme Manson told The Hollywood Reporter how this new setup will impact Layton and Melanie in the new season.

Mr. Wilford (played by Sean Bean) is the reclusive billionaire and genius inventor who used his company, Wildford Industries, to build Snowpiercer and its global railway to save a small population of humanity from the Freeze. Many in the train believe him to be a near-mythical Great Engineer of Snowpiercer. Melanie assumed his identity and position in charge of the train, and Wilford was believed dead after Melanie abandoned him to die at boarding but it turns out that he is alive aboard the Big Alice supply train.

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We also find out that there are other survivors, including Melanie's presumably dead daughter, Alexandra (Rowan Blanchard), who forces the Snowpiercer to surrender to Mr. Wilford. Season 2 will most likely show how the arrival of Big Alice and other survivors will impact Snowpiercer. We can also expect the show to tackle Melanie and Alexandra's relationship.


The Cast of Snowpiecer Season 2: Who's returning from Season 1, and who's playing the new characters?

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Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly will return as Layton and Melanie in Snowpiercer Season 2. Game of Thrones star Sean Bean will be joining Season 2 as the villain, Mr. Wilford, and Rowan Blanchard will be playing Alexandra Cavill, Melanie's daughter.

Here's the rest of the cast whose characters didn't die in Season 1 and will be returning in the next season:

Mickey Sumner as Bess Francis Til
Alison Wright as Ruth Wardell
Iddo Goldberg as Bennett Knox
Susan Park as Jinju Seong
Katie McGuinness as Josie Wellstead
Sam Otto as John "Oz" Osweiller
Sheila Vand as Zarah Ferami
Mike O'Malley as Roche
Annalise Basso as Lilah "LJ" Folger Jr.
Jaylin Fletcher as Miles
Lena Hall as Miss Audrey
Roberto Urbina as Javier "Javi" de La Torre

Snowpiercer Season 2 Trailer: Are there any trailers out for the 2nd season?

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Yes, there are now trailers you can watch for Snowpiercer Season 2. Right after the Season 1 finale was released, TNT dropped a 30-second teaser for Season 2, and it features Sean Bean as Mr. Wilford.

The new trailer that premiered at NYCC teased the showdown between Layton and Mr. Wilford.

Snowpiercer Season 3: Will the show return for a third season?


Speaking to Inverse, actress Annalise Basso, who plays LJ Forger, said that the Snowpiercer will return for Season 3. "We were almost done with Season 2 and then we got shut down. But, I got a call from the executive producer the other day. I can't give too many details, but I'll just say it's good news," Basso said. "We're just waiting on an official start date for Season 3 and hoping to find some time to go back and finish Season 2."


TNT hasn't announced when Season 3 of Snowpiercer will premiere, but expect the show to return again soon.

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